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Today in Science (0123)

January 23, 2008

Births

1840 – Ernst Abbe, German physicist

1857 – Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian seismologist

1872 – Paul Langevin, French physicist

1876 – Otto Diels, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

1907 – Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1918 – Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist and Nobel Prize laureate

1919 – Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist

1929 – John Charles Polanyi, Canadian chemist and Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths

1937 – Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist

1971 – Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist

1988 – Charles Glen King, American biochemist

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