Essays Tagged: "Royal Society"

Carl Gauss

on from countries all over the world. He was invited to work in Leningrad, was made a member of the Royal Society in London, and was invited membership to the Russian and French Academies of Sciences. ...

(3 pages) 54 0 2.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Georg Cantor

inally began to gain recognition by the turn of the century. In 1904, he was awarded a medal by the Royal Society of London and was made a member of both the London Mathematical Society and the Societ ...

(8 pages) 111 1 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Biography on Robert Hooke

an assistant to Robert Boyle, a chemist. In 1662 Hooke was named Curator of Experiments of London's Royal Society which meant that he was responsible for demonstrating new experiments at the Society's ... croscope which was one of the best microscopes of that time. He used it in his presentations at the Royal Society's meetings, observing organisms various like insects, sponges, bryozoans, foraminifera ...

(2 pages) 79 1 3.4 Aug/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


h her life with a case that should occur when she is older. Professor Richard Gardner, chair of the Royal Society working group on stem cell research and therapeutic cloning, said: "We must await the ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


(2 pages) 48 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Gullivers Travels: A Voyage to Laputa

e author's inspiration for writing about the Academy and Laputans in general may have come from the Royal Society of London for the Improving of Natural Knowledge, a scientific society founded in 1660 ... c society founded in 1660 that had an important effect on the development of science in Europe. The Royal Society was established to foster and promote creation of new techniques of science to improve ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The History of the Battery

ress and soon exceed the level of the other children. In 1774 he became professor of physics at the Royal School of Como and in 1779 went on to become professor of physics at the University of Pavia a ... r in the century. In 1813, Sir Humphrey Davy concocted a giant battery in the basement of Britain's Royal Society. It was made of 2,000 pairs of plates and took up 889 square feet. Another major devel ...

(4 pages) 50 1 4.1 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

John Wallis

closed off from the Puritan party, from whom he had great amount of assistance from deciphering the royalist's dispatches. The quality of cryptography at that time was mixed; despite the individual su ... enchurch Street in 1643. Wallis then joined a group of scientists that was later on involved in the Royal Society. After this he had time to take more in depth study of mathematics and had mastered Wi ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

History of Chemistry: Sir Humphry Davy

led electrolysis. In 1813, Sir Humphrey Davy concocted a giant battery in the basement of Britain's Royal Society. It was made of 2,000 pairs of plates and took up 889 square feet. The voltage generat ... ender light." These results were presented in the Bakerian lecture, which is a prize lecture of the Royal Society on November 1807. Through electrolysis, Davy eventually discovered magnesium, calcium, ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

History of Chemistry: Michael Faraday

es. As a result Faraday was appointed, at the age of 21, assistant to Davy in the laboratory of the Royal Institution in London. , Davy had been temporarily blinded by an explosion in his laboratory, ... relationship that lasted for years. However, Sir Humphry Davy soon became jealous of Faraday as the Royal Society tried to elect faraday into the fellowship, but Sir Humphry Davy objected. The Royal S ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Can people still rely on knowledge from experts?

s set it apart from, and gave it a higher status than common sense knowledge. Institutions like the Royal Society, was set up by Charles 11 in 1662, for the inclusive production and dissemination of k ... ry sick pay.Foucault argues against the idea that knowledge is produced in institutions such as the Royal Society, he says it is socially constructed, that is, a particular discourse enters the norms ...

(6 pages) 116 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays

History of Photography and its Influences

rivalries going on between William Henry Fox Talbot and Daguerre.Talbot, in 1841 introduced to the Royal Society of London another way of photographic expression and that was the calotype. The caloty ...

(4 pages) 64 0 4.6 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art


scientific interests. Funds had been increased for scientific study, and organizations such as the Royal Society of London and the Royal Academy of Sciences (in France) had been formed. During this t ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Isaac Newton

e and quarrels that helped further scientific knowledge. In 1672 Newton was elected a member of the Royal Society which finally gave him access to the finest minds in the British scientific revolution ... ticles and not waves. This notion led to years of clashes with Robert Hooke, a fellow member of the Royal Society, who believed that light was a wave and not particles. In 1704, a year after Hooke?s d ...

(11 pages) 46 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Isaac Newton

ir Isaac Newton is one of the most famous physicists in all history. In fact, in a 2005 poll of the Royal Society, Newton was determined to have had a greater effect on the history of science than Alb ...

(4 pages) 26 0 3.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Biology Research Notes: Ethics of Genetically Modified Animals

g flu epidemic of 1918 killed 40 million people.•In September 2000, scientists gathered at the Royal Society of London to determine whether polio vaccines made with chimp kidneys and contaminated ...

(4 pages) 16 0 3.7 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

How did women contribute to the beginnings of modern science? How did male scientists view women and female scientists?

aced huge obstacles being accepted in the scientific world. Women were never invited to neither the Royal Society of England nor the French Academy of Sciences until the twentieth century.Men of this ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

Did Science and Magic Become Incompatible in Early Modern Europe? If So Why?

nce. A closer look at the historical context reveals that during a thirty year period, in which the Royal Society and the new science were establishing themselves, there was no unanimity of opinion. S ... re John Webster and John Wagstaffe. John Webster's book "Displaying of supposed witchcraft" had the Royal Society's imprimatur and he maintained opinions such as praise for the Royal Society for helpi ...

(6 pages) 14 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Clone Technology

t been proven to be medically safe, scientifically sound, or socially and ethically acceptable (The Royal society, n.d), even the US government officially prohibits cloning human. From this aspect, it ... ning Foundation, from, accessed on 16th September, 2008The Royal Society (n.d), "Is human cloning legal?" from, access ...

(5 pages) 44 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Political Catalysts of the Great Witch hunts of Early Modern Europe.

.)� Others (for example, Joseph Glanvill, although also a rationalist and founding member of the Royal Society), held that Those that dare not bluntly say, "There is no God" content themselves (for ... ue. Strong leadership did not always decrease the amount of witch-hunting or the passion behind it. Royal councils often took steps to encourage prosecutions and High Court Judges confirmed many cases ...

(17 pages) 27 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History