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Today in Science (0211)

February 11, 2008

Births

1657 – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist

1839 – Josiah Willard Gibbs, American physicist

1898 – Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-born physicist

1908 – Vivian Ernest Fuchs, English geologist

Deaths

1868 – Léon Foucault, French astronomer

1973 – Hans D Jensen, German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1976 – Alexander Lippisch, German scientist

1978 – James B Conant, American chemist

1991 – Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate

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