Thursday, November 01, 2012

Oliver Heaviside

This month's issue of Physics Today has a terrific brief biography of Oliver Heaviside. If you've studied physics, mathematical physics, or even electrical engineering, then you would have encountered and used the fruits of his labor.

In physics, there many many of these unsung heroes that do not get the public recognition that they should. It is only through articles such as this, and highlighting them in blogs such as this one, that these figures will at least be known to a few more people that have never heard of them.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

I support your opinion. By recognizing successful physicists will give morale the junior physicists to work extra hard in the area of research.