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FOREIGN PHYSICIST

Alessandro Volta

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Inventor: Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Criteria: First to invent.
Birth: February 18, 1745.in Como, Lombardy, Italy
Death: March 5, 1827.near Como, Lombardy, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Invention: electric battery in 1800
Volta called his battery the Voltaic Pile. He stacked alternating layers of zinc, cardboard soaked in salt water and silver, image courtesy BBC Rough Science Function: noun / electric bat•tery / voltic pile

Definition: In science and technology, a battery is a device that stores energy and makes it available in an electrical form. A battery converts chemical energy into electric energy. It is a connected bunch (or “battery”) of electro-chemical devices.

CONTRIBUTION to SOCIETY

Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, known for his pioneering work in electricity. Volta was born in Como and educated in the public schools there. By 1800 he had developed the so-called voltaic pile, a forerunner of the electric battery, which produced a steady stream of electricity. In honor of his work in the field of electricity, the electrical unit known as the volt was named in his honor. Marie Curie

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Inventor: Marie Curie (aka Marie Sklodowska)
Criteria; First to patent. First practical.
Birth: November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland
Death: July 4, 1934 in Haute Savoie
Nationality: Polish
Invention: Study of radioactivity, discoverer of polonium and radium International Radioactivity Symbol
Function: noun / Symbol Po and Ra
Definition: A rare, brilliant white, luminescent, highly radioactive metallic element found in very small amounts in uranium ores. It is used in cancer radiotherapy, as a neutron source for some research purposes, and as a constituent of luminescent paints.

CONTRIBUTION to SOCIETY

Marie Curie is best known as the discoverer of the radioactive elements polonium and radium and as the first person to win two Nobel...
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