On thiis day in #chemistry April 24th American biochemist Roger Kornberg was born on this day in 1941 He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2006 for his “studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription" – the process where genetic information is copied from #DNA to #RNA
On this day in #chemistry April 25th Austrian American physicist Wolfgang Pauli was born on this day in 1900 He is most famous for the Pauli “exclusion principle”, which states that in an atom no two electrons can occupy the same quantum state simultaneously. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945 for his work. Wolfgang Pauli appears on a 1983 Austrian stamp issued on the 25th anniversary of his death
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1979 was awarded jointly to Herbert C. Brown and Georg Wittig "for their development of the use of boron- and phosphorus-containing compounds, respectively, into important reagents in organic synthesis"
On this day in #chemistry June 23rd French physicist Etienne-Louis Malus was born on this day in 1775 He discovered that light waves could be polarised (made to vibrate in a single plane) by reflecting them off a non-metallic surface. This phenomenon is responsible for the ‘glare’ seen when light shines on glass or water.