Via the blog Physics and Physicists, I’ve learned about the quite interesting story of Bill Foster, member of the Democratic Party that has just been elected as U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 11th congressional district.
Bill Foster is a Particle Physics Experimentalist, that after 22 years working in Fermilab decided to go into politics. Continue reading From Fermilab to the U.S. House of Representatives
Did you know that the famous South American writers Nicanor Parra and Ernesto Sábato studied Physics? They both had very long careers doing research and teaching, and they actually worked or visited prestigious centers like MIT, Oxford, Curie Institute, … Continue reading Physics and literature
Did you know the Spanish politician Javier Solana studied Physics and he was actually was a Professor on solid-state physics at Complutense University (Madrid)? He has published more than 30 articles. Continue reading Did you know that Javier Solana studied Physics?
Did you know Brian May, the guitarist and a songwriter of the rock band Queen, studied Physics? He actually has a PhD thesis in astrophysics and he even published a paper in the prestigious journal Nature. Continue reading Did you know that Brian May studied Physics?
Did you know that Stephen Wolfram, the creator of Mathematica, studied Physics and that he actually was a well-known particle physicist? Amazingly enough, he published his first paper when he was sixteen and got his PhD at Caltech when he was 20 years old. Continue reading Did you know that Stephen Wolfram studied Physics?
Did you know Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, studied Physics?
In the left-hand column you can find out some other interesting facts, such as her university and year of graduation. You can also find a great biography on Wikipedia. Continue reading Did you know Angela Merkel studied Physics?