The International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry was founded by the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay in 1912, following the historic invitation-only 1911 Conseil Solvay, the first world physics conference. In the experiment, Schrodinger proposed the idea of a cat left in a box with a radioactive substance, which had a 50 per cent chance of decaying and releasing a poison, thus killing the cat within an hour.
The charity Marie Curie Cancer is one of the biggest cancer charities in the country, which began in 1948 when committee members decided to preserve the Marie Curie name in the charitable medical field.
'You don't need to be Einstein to work that out' is a common saying still used, whereas Bohr is not nearly as much of a household name.
De Broglie, M Born, N Bohr Front row: L-R: Angmeir, M Planck, M Curie, H. replied, 'Einstein, stop telling God what to do.' Despite Bohr's obvious talent and immense intelligence, Einstein is still a lot more well known.
Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg’s 'Uncertainty Principle,' remarked 'God does not play dice.' Bohr, who won his Nobel prize in 1922.
The leading figures were Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr.
W Richardson The most famous conference was the October 1927 Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, where the world’s most notable physicists met to discuss the newly formulated quantum theory.
Along with being an academic his father was a Presbyterian clergyman. Discovered Compton scattering - a type of scattering that X-rays and gamma rays undergo in matter.
Langmuir was married to Marion Mersereau in 1912 with whom he adopted two children: Kenneth and Barbara.
After a short illness, he died in Woods Hole, Massachusetts from a heart attack in 1957.