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William Thomson, Lord Kelvin. June 26, 1824 – December 17, 1907. British mathematician, physicist, and engineer.


Karl Ritter von Frisch. November 20, 1886 – June 12, 1982. Austrian ethologist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.


Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519. Italian artist and scientist, inventor, writer, musician, one of the greatest representatives of the High Renaissance art.


Alexander Leonidovich Chizhevsky. January 26 (February 7), 1897 – December 20, 1964.

Soviet scientist, biophysicist, one of the founders of heliobiology, aeroionification and electrohemodynamics, inventor, philosopher, poet, artist.


Diogenes of Sinope. Circa 412 BC – June 10, 323 BC Ancient Greek philosopher, a disciple of Antisthenes, the founder of the Cynic school.


Georges Leopold Cuvier. August 23, 1769 – May 13, 1832. French natural scientist.


Nikolay Vasilyevich Sklifosovsky. March 25 (April 6), 1836 – November 30 (December 13), 1904. Russian scientist and physician.


Sergey Kapitsa’s birthday


Lev Vladimirovich Shcherba. February 20 (March 3), 1880 – December 26, 1944. Russian and Soviet linguist, academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Specialist in general language studies, Russian, Slavic languages, and French.


Otto Yulievich Schmidt. September 18 (30), 1891 – September 7, 1956. A Soviet mathematician, geographer, geophysicist, astronomer, explorer of the Arctic. Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Hero of the Soviet Union.


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. July 1, 1646 – November 14, 1716. A German philosopher, mathematician, mechanic, physicist, lawyer, historian and linguist. The founder and first president of the Berlin Academy of Sciences.


Luigi Galvani. September 9, 1737 – December 4, 1798. An Italian physician, anatomist, physiologist and physicist, one of the founders of electrophysiology and the doctrine of electricity, the founder of experimental electrophysiology.


Vladimir Klavdiyevich Arseniev. August 29 (September 10) 1872 – September 4, 1930. A Russian and Soviet geographer, ethnographer, writer, explorer of the Far East.


The Scientific Russia portal introduces the biography of Oliver Sacks, a famous American neurologist and writer.

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May 20 marked the 55th anniversary of the famous Pill, a contraceptive that profoundly changed the Western society. Scientific Russia tells the story of its creator.

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Aristotle. 384-322 BC. Philosopher, founder of formal logic, creator of many concepts and terms of philosophy.


Biography of a French chemist, 2005 Nobel Prize laureate.

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Norbert Wiener, American scientist, outstanding mathematician and philosopher, founder of cybernetics and artificial intelligence theory.


Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev, an outstanding psychiatrist, neuropathologist, physiologist, psychologist, founder of reflexology in Russia. Founder of Saint Petersburg Research Psycho-Neurological Institute, the first establishment in the world for the comprehensive study of humans. Nowadays the institute is named after its founder.


Avicenna wrote volumes of books on natural sciences and was one of the most courageous fighters for the freedom of thought in the Moslem East. Many discoveries by Avicenna were proven experimentally hundreds of years later.


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The aquatic ecosystems of the dry land intensively emit greenhouse gases. How and why? Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Viktor Stepanenko tells us about it

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