Famous Scientists


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21 Comments on Famous Scientists

  1. Abbey
    August 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Marie Curie was a chemist and a famous physicist. Marie was married to Pierre Curie who was also a physicist. Marie and Pierre were both very interested in radiation and how it could be further developed. They were then both awarded a Nobel Prize for their work in radiation, and Marie was also the first ever woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize. Then on April 19, 1906 Pierre died in a horrible street accident which left Marie devastated. Soon after this tragedy Marie was awarded another Nobel prize for her discoveries of Polonium and Radium and Marie then became the first ever person to be awarded 2 Nobel prizes. On July 4, 1934 Marie Curie sadly died. It has been proved that Marie died from an overexposure of radiation as she did many experiments involving this and also being a huge part of evolving X-rays over time.

    • rryan
      August 7, 2014 at 6:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Abbey this is an excellent summary of Marie Curie’s life and achievements. How do you think her achievements have impacted on the world?

  2. Gus M
    August 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm (4 years ago)

    Marie Curie changed the world by proving that women can make just as good scientific discoveries as men, being the first woman to win a Nobel prize and the first person to win two Nobel prizes. Along with her husband Pierre Curie the couple discovered two new elements for the periodic table. Marie Curie won her first Nobel prize in 1903 along side her husband Pierre Curie, as well as Henri Becquerel for the work they did in radiology. Her second Nobel prize was won in 1911 for discovering the two new elements polonium and radium, doctors later found out that radiology could help cure cancer. Marie later died of overexposure to radiation on of July 4 1934. Marie curie was a true inspiration to all women in science.

    • rryan
      August 10, 2014 at 10:53 am (4 years ago)

      Marie Curie certainly did inspire many women, do you think her discoveries also inspired men? You have interpreted your research well and your written work is easily understood.

  3. Annie
    August 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Alexander Fleming was the seventh child of eight and he was born in Rural Lochfield in East Ayrshire, Scotland. He was born on the 6th of April, 1881. Alexander Fleming studied at Louden Moor School, Darvel School and as well as the Kilmarnock Academy. He was also a member in the Territorial Army and served there in 1900 to 1914. While studying at St Mary’s in London for the medical field in 1901 he received a gold medal for the top medical student during 1908. During World War 1 Alexander Fleming served in the Medical Corps working as a bacteriologist studying the wound infections. After World War 1 he returned to St Mary’s in 1918 becoming the head professor of bacteriology in 1928. When Alexander Fleming was nursing a cold in 1921 he discovered lysozyme, when a drop of mucus landed on this bacteria it formed some sort of mold when it was left alone in the open for a week. First he called it mold juice but then at the age of 64 he researched and discovered it was Penicillin. He also received the Nobel Prize in 1945. He died at the age of 74.

    • rryan
      August 10, 2014 at 10:51 am (4 years ago)

      Every time I read about how penicillin was discovered I am always amazed that an accident changed the world in such an incredible way. Your work shows great understanding of the information and terrific paraphrasing.

  4. Elizabeth
    August 10, 2014 at 9:41 am (4 years ago)

    How did Alexander Graham Bell change the world?
    Alexander Graham Bell mostly changed the world because of the telephone. He led to inventing the telephone because of his experiments and that also led him to be interested in sending through voice signals. Nearly everyone today uses the telephone. But Alexander did not only invent the telephone he also invented the first metal detector and it was used to try to find a bullet inside the US President, James Garfield. But metal detectors are also used for many purposes today such as for airport security. Alexander also invented the audiometer which detects hearing problems. His wife and mother were both deaf so that led him to invent the audiometer. The audiometer helps a lot of people today to try and see if they have hearing problems. But if we didn’t have the telephone today, our world would be totally unimaginable. The telephone has been vital as we use it everyday for communication, work, business and emergencies.

    • rryan
      August 10, 2014 at 10:47 am (4 years ago)

      Excellent answer Elizabeth. I agree with your comments, Alexander Graham Bell has definitely had a significant impact on the way we live today. I wonder what he would think of smart phones?

  5. Abbey
    August 10, 2014 at 10:49 am (4 years ago)

    Marie Curie’s discoveries impacted the world because she discovered new elements of radium and polonium and if she hadn’t discovered them our X-ray machines wouldn’t be as fully developed as they are now.

  6. Ezza
    August 10, 2014 at 10:56 am (4 years ago)

    Madame Marie Curie advanced not only science but women’s place in the scientific community being the first woman to win a Nobel prize for physics and the first person ever to win two Nobel prizes. During her research Marie discovered radium could kill human cells. She wondered that if it could kill perfectly healthy cells then surely it could kill diseased ones and went about researching radium for use in killing tumors. During World War 1 Marie Curie went to work for the French building and designing x-rays. Knowing that moving soldiers to a hospital before surgery was not always possible she set about creating the first mobile x-ray machine. Nowadays when having an x-ray you are given something to wear to protect you from the radiation waves. Unfortunately Curie did not realize how strong and dangerous the waves were and died from radiation poisoning. But even though without the work she did we might not have many modern cancer treatments or atomic clocks or even the computer your reading my work on through her work on radioactivity she can also be thought of the mother of atomic bombs.

    • rryan
      August 10, 2014 at 11:12 am (4 years ago)

      Ezza your work on Marie Curie is extremely informative and thoroughly researched. You have paraphrased your research well and from reading your work anyone would learn a lot about the amazing achievements of Marie Curie.

  7. Elizabeth
    August 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm (4 years ago)

    I am certain that Alexander Graham Bell would be amazed at how far technology for telephones has advanced from the simple telephone that he created to smart phones. Smart phones have many more functions including its mobility as a hand held device, text messaging, face time and internet access, a mini computer in the palm of your hand. I would also like to think that he would be somewhat proud of how his initial technology has evolved and become so sophisticated.

    • rryan
      August 10, 2014 at 5:20 pm (4 years ago)

      Wow Elizabeth! This answer is sensational!

  8. oscarblog
    August 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm (4 years ago)

    Marie Curie changed the females occupation range as they were only maids at that time. Her discoveries on radaium and polonium helped improve the life changing machine the x-Ray. She also proved that too much radiation can seriously damage you.

  9. giulia
    August 11, 2014 at 9:28 am (4 years ago)

    Alexander Fleming was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on August 6, 1881, alexander Fleming studied and researched medicine.in 1928 Alexander Fleming discovered a bacteria destroying mold which we call penicillin.
    Alexander Fleming was a physician during world war one and healed wounds with a new technique that no one had heard about. Through his research there, Fleming discovered that antiseptics commonly used at the time were doing more harm than good; therefore, more soldiers were dying from antiseptic treatment than from the infections they were trying to destroy. Fleming recommended that, for more effective healing, wounds simply be kept dry and clean. However, his recommendations largely went unheeded he Returned to St. Mary’s after the war, in 1918, Fleming took on a new position: assistant director of St. Mary’s Inoculation Department. He became a professor of bacteriology at the University of London in 1928, and an emeritus professor of bacteriology in 1948. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1945 because of his amazing discoveries. He died on March 11th 1955

  10. Mia
    August 12, 2014 at 8:38 am (4 years ago)

    Alexander Fleming was born on August 6 1881 in Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the 7th of 8 children. He studied medicine and attended at the Louden Moor School, the Darvel School and the Kilmarnock Academy. He entered a medical field at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School at University and won the 1908 gold medal. He served as a physician through World War 1. In November 1921, a drop of mucus dripped from his nose onto bacteria he observed this, he had discovered a bacteria destroying mould. In 1928 he called it Penicillin. This helped the use of antibiotics in modern healthcare. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 and died on March 11, 1955.

  11. fergus
    August 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Alexander Fleming was born on August 6 1881 and died March 11th 1955. Through his time Alexander Fleming won many awards such as a gold medal for top medical student at St Mary’s Hospital. He also won a Nobel prize for discovering penicillin which changed everything.
    I think that Alexander Fleming changed the world because without his discoveries the world would be a very bad and unpleasant place to live in.

  12. isabellatblog
    August 14, 2014 at 4:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Alexander Fleming was born in Scotland on August the 6th, 1881 and died in 1955 of a heart attack. He studied bacteria and was the first person to discover penicillin. One day as he was observing bacteria and a drop of mucus fell into the dish, as he did not realise he left it there and soon went on a holiday. When he returned, mold had formed, as he looked closer he realised that the mold had killed all the bacteria. Alexander called it Mold Juice but soon changed it to Penicillin. He was awarded a Nobel Piece prize in 1945, from that one accident he had changed the way humans lived.

  13. lucy
    August 14, 2014 at 6:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Alexander Fleming was born in East Ayrshire, Scotland 6th August 1881. He was the 7th of 8 children to be born. During World War 1 he served as a physician. While at St. Mary’s he won the 1908 medal as top medical student. In November 1921 he was studying the bacteria when he accidentally dropped a tiny bit of his mucus in some bacteria. He left for a holiday and a month later he came back and there was mould that had killed the bacteria. He called this mould juice and later changed it to Penicillin. In 1945 he was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his discovery. In 1955 he died from a heart attack.

  14. Olivia
    August 15, 2014 at 7:40 am (4 years ago)

    Alexander Fleming was born on 6th of August 1881 and died in 1955 from a heart attack. Alexander served in World War 1 and wanted to help soilders stop dying so he gave advice to keep the wounds dry but insted they added anteseptic which makes bacteria grow since it is wet. In 1921 Fleming was studyed bacteria and a drop of mucus fell from his nose into the dish of bacteria he decided to leave it that way thinking the mucus might have some effect on the bacteria, a few weeks later Alexander came back and saw that the dish that once had bacteria on it now had mould on it so at first he called it mould juice but after a while he called it penicillan. in 1945 Alexander Fleming was awarded the Nobel Piece Pize.

  15. Olivia
    August 15, 2014 at 7:57 am (4 years ago)

    Alexander Fleming saved many lives in World War 1 and today all because of his great discovery penicillan, he truly did change the world.


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