Scientists and S Guide - Resources and Review

Society that aims to facilitate communication across conventional boundaries that separate the disciplines and across national boundaries that separate scholars. It includes scholars in sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, economics, and psychology.
Collection of portraits depicting Benjamin Franklin and fellow scientists at work in the 18th century. Includes images of scientific instruments such as a portable reflecting telescope and terrestrial and celestial globes.
Collection of historical photographs, slides, lithographs and engravings focusing on American physicists and astronomers of the twentieth century. Includes material about Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Marie Curie and Galileo.
Extensive collection of links to biographies, papers, quotations and pictures of Albert Einstein.
Index to biographical information about scientists, including individuals and those in specific subject areas or time periods, including Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Biographical Dictionary of Biologists and Mathematicians.
Annotated listing of Nobel Prize winners, organised by prize category; physics, chemistry, literature, peace, economics, physiology and medicine. Biographical information is given about each winner, as is access to Internet based works by, and about, them.
Documents and images examining the life and works of Nikola Tesla (1856
1943), inventor of the AC motor, radio transmission, neon and fluorescent lighting, and remote control. He is also credited with being the vision behind harnessing the power of Niagra Falls. This resource also discusses significant events following Tesla's death and provides access to document samples taken from his FBI file.
Access to over 1100 scholarly societies online browsable alphabetically, by subject and by type of institution. Accompanied by essays and editorials for the project.
Profiles of over 40 African American scientists of various disciplines. Entries contain descriptions of work, bibliography, links to patents and drawings. Other information on minorities is also provided.
An electronic network for the next generation of scientists. Includes science careers, jobs, policy and resource reviews.
Society to promote public understanding of science. Offers details of membership, events, news, programmes and information about society's journal, Science.
Newspaper for life sciences professionals. It focuses on news, issues and trends that directly impact the career and professional interests of researchers.
Illustrated essay describing the lives of Marie and Pierre Curie and their role in the study of radiation.
American inventors and information related to past and current inventors, with biographical sketches covering their accomplishments and their impact upon society.
An account of key events in the life and work of Sir Isaac Newton (1642
1727), focusing on his extensive contributions to the understanding of gravity and the field of mathematics.
Collection of BBC recordings capturing the thoughts of 20th century architects, dancers, film directors, musicians, poets, political activists, scientists, and more. Biographical information is given for each individual. RealPlayer is required.
Provides information about famous inventors who are selected by a committee to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Also gives links to other sites concerning the inventors mentioned.
A profile of Albert Einstein (1879
1955), which assesses his contribution to modern physics, describes his General Theory of Relativity, and illustrates the famous 'twin paradox'.
Collection of books, archives and images including prints, photographs, glass lantern slides, photomicrographs, book illustrations, portraits of famous scientists, cartoons and caricatures. Searches can be conducted by entering title, author, keywords or a string of text. Searches return bibliographic information of texts and viewable images.
The US
UK Fulbright Commission encourages and supports educational exchange between the United Kingdom and the United States in order to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen relations between the two countries.
Set of documents about the work of Joshua Lederberg, an American geneticist and microbiologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1958. Includes biographical information and short essays on Lederberg's research, as well as links to digitised research documents and photographs. All information can be searched chronologically or alphabetically.
Book describing the ethical foundations of scientific practices in all scientific disciplines, and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work, whether in academic, industrial, or governmental settings.
Interactive educational resource, which explores the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. Covers his influence as an inventor and scientist, as well as his place in renaissance art, and his career in Milan, Florence, Rome, and lastly, France. Additional resources include a teachers' guide, a glossary of terms, a list of Internet sources, and a bibliography.
Project to produce a collection of materials on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564
1642) and the science of his time. Includes information about Galileo's patrons, his instruments, maps, and a timeline of Galileo's life and era.
Searchable database of 120 entries about 20th century scientists and their stories and discoveries, divided into five main subject areas: physics and astronomy, human behaviour, medicine and health, earth and life sciences, and technology.
Lists, searchable database and reference table of all the Nobel Prizes: for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace
Professional association for people involved in creating, retrieving, organising or disseminating information.
Promotes solutions on agriculture and biotechnology, arms control, biodiversity, climate change, energy, ozone depletion, transportation.
Profiles of selected Canadian scientists, with explanations of their science and biographic information. Also includes short biographies of over 150 other Canadian scientists.
SGR exists to help scientists and technologists take a constructive part in the development of a new vision for science and scientists appropriate for a socially responsible democratic society.
Biographies of over 1400 scientists and mathematicians, many with images. Arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Includes lists of female mathematicians, history topics, birthplace maps and anniversaries for the year.
Biographical information about Richard Feynman, winner of the 1965 Nobel prize for physics and renowned physics teacher and drummer, for fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics. He participated in the construction of the first atomic bombs at Los Alamos, and was a member of the Rogers Commission which investigated the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Contains a summary of Feynman's work, plus quotations, anecdotes, pictures and sound clips.
Database containing histories of over 600 individuals who made significant contributions to Western science. Searchable by detailed categories including nationality, scientific disciplines, religion and patronage.
A collection of short biographies of Muslim scientists, mathematicians and astronomers 700
1500. Also includes information on Muslim contributions to science.
Joseph Leidy (1823
1891), known as the 'Father of American Vertebrate Palaeontology', was a pioneer in the areas of parasitology and protozoology whose interest and expertise also extended into the scientific areas of anatomy, natural history, entomology, geology, and pathology. This resource provides a biographical timeline of one of America's great scientists, charting his life and work using images and essays.
Influential 1945 article published in Atlantic Monthly which urged that scientists should attempt to make more accessible their 'bewildering store of knowledge', to give them 'access to and command over the inherited knowledge of the ages', including a proposal for what is now known as hypertext.
Short biography of the scientist Anders Celsius, which describes his education, his construction of the Celsius thermometer, and discovery of the cause of the aurora phenomenon.
Presents biographical information on a number of Muslim scholars and scientists, such as Jabir Ibn Haiyan, Ibn Sina, Omar al
Khayyam, and Jalal al-Din Rumi.
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