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The book of science

8700 BCE - 2018 CE

Tom Sharp

Poetry and commentary reflecting milestones of the history of science

Welcome to The book of science. Come here each week to find poetry and commentary on another milestone of the history of science.


New this week

1967-2016: The development of a successful Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has let us observe astronomical events by detecting the gravity waves that they generate.

1967-2016 Richard A. Isaacson, Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, Barry C. Barish astrophysics LIGO

New recently

1911-1920 Max von Laue, Georges Sagnac physics Sagnac effect
1888 William Thomson, Lord Kelvin electromagnetism Ampere balance
1971-1977 Yung-su Tsai, Martin Lewis Perl particle physics Tau

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