The Imitation Game The Imitation Game is a historical drama based on the life of Alan Turing. Turing was a legendary cryptanalyst, mathematician, computer scientist, logician, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. The film, begins in 1939, when British intelligence recruits the Cambridge mathematician alumnus to help a team of specialists crack Nazi communication codes, including the Enigma. At the time, the Enigma was thought to be unbreakable. Turing proved himself to be a valuable genius and his contributions to designing the Bombe were significant during World War II, but he encountered disgrace when authorities revealed he was homosexual.
John Nash is famously known in the academic world for his development of “Game Theory” and to the rest of us, we may know Nash from book and movie A Beautiful Mind, the story of his life told by author Sylvia Nasar. Nash was a math genius and respected professor until his brilliance took a dark turn, when he developed Schizophrenia when he was 30. Many seem to
The amount of information they collected was said to have been “huge, inestimable, and significant for our state and science” (Sebestyen 28). Notorious spies, including Klaus Fuchs and the Rosenbergs were said to have provided atomic secrets that would help to dismantle the superpower of the United States. Most of the information stolen by the Soviet government was channeled through the British physicist, Klaus Fuchs. In late 1941, Fuchs first offered his services to Soviet intelligence (Espionage and the Manhattan Project 1). Subsequently, he started circulating information about British atomic research.
He did this with the help of a friend who had given him a clock, which he disassembled for the purpose of learning about the way it functions. With what he found out, he built a different clock, as mentioned above and earned fame. It also helped him learn more about math (Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), n.d., p. xx) ("Mathematician and Astronomer Benjamin Banneker Was Born," n.d.) ("Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806)," n.d.). Another significant thing he did was that Banneker predicted a solar eclipse using the knowledge which he had taught himself with. This happened in 1789 and because of it, he showed other mathematicians and astronomers their errors in predictions("Mathematician and Astronomer Benjamin Banneker Was Born," n.d.).
Arthur Holmes was an extremely influential geologist of the 20th century. He made many contributions to the world of geology, such as depicting the Earth’s age and analyzing why the continents drift. He greatly influenced modern science and is still very important today. Arthur Holmes was born January 14, 1890 in Gateshead, United Kingdom, his parents were James Holmes and Sarah Hargraves. One of his influences throughout his life was Robert Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh, a physicist who discovered active nitrogen.
Hitler’s principal motivation as the Nazi leader was the extermination of Jewish people. Thomas J. Watson founded IBM in 1911 and was president of his company. IBM at that point developed the predecessor of current computers, the punched card, which was essential for the administration of the United States’ Social Security Act of 1935. Hitler found admiration for his development and recognized Watson in 1937 with the "Das Verdienstkreuz des ordens vom Deutschen Adler" (The Cross of Merit of the Order of the German Eagle) which was the most unique form of appreciation that Hitler could concede to ambassadors, diplomats, and important foreign personalities. It was received among prominent figures such as Henry Ford, and James D. Mooney.
In the 25th of Dec. 1871, Thomas Edison got married to Mary Stilwell who was 16 years old (1855-1884) whom he had met two months before they got married. They’ve got three children: William Leslie Edison (1878-1937) who was an inventor graduated from Yale University. Marion Estelle Edison who used to be called the “Dot” (1873-1965). Thomas Alva Edison Jr. (1876-1935) whose nickname was
Josef Mengele originated as a young, innocent child just as every other human being. However, he later grew into a man infamous for his appalling test and trials. It all started when Mengele became a doctor during World War II at a concentration camp. He was well-known for his experiments on twins and other prisoners with unique characteristics of the Holocaust. His calm demeanor and his handsome appearance contradicted his history entirely.
It’s no surprise that the government keeps secrets away from the American people, right? What if I told you that one of those secrets led up to over 190,000 deaths of fairly if not completely innocent people? Because that is exactly what happened as a result of the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan project was a huge research conducted by scientists and physicists alike to create what would soon be the world’s first atomic bomb. Not only one of the world’s first atomic bombs, but definitely a huge turning point in history, causing bucketloads of death and destruction.
Professor Steven Hawking is the former Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and theoretical physics and cosmology scientist. Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. In 1963 Hawking contracted motor neurone disease, since then he has been left without motor senses in his body. He was given 2 years of life, but that did not happen. Instead Intel Labs worked closely with him on technology solutions that are used by many all over the world.
First, his early life. Robert Goddard was born on October 5, 1882, in Worcester, Massachusetts. (geni.com) His father 's name was Nahum Danford Goddard and he was a bookkeeper, salesman, and machine-shop owner. (clarku.edu & Lehman) His mother 's name was Fannie Louise Hoyt. His younger brother’s name was Richard Henry Goddard who was born in and died in 1894.
Same year, Hitler came to power, where he took over Germany and killed the Jewish. Szilard was sitting in traffic when he thought “Was it possible to split a nucleus with a neutron and create a chain reaction of energy known as nuclear fission?” With this question in his head, he tried various experiments over the few years, but failed because he “split the atoms wrong.” Even with his failure, he knew it was possible, and he was going to
Only my application brings me success.” Although he was very successful he knew that his hard work was the reason he got to where we he was. Even though Newton had to face many struggles in his early life between growing up without a father, his mother leaving to live with her new husband, and his mother then dying he was still able to accomplish and bring many new things to the world. Many of Newton 's creative ideas and inventions he brought to the world are still used today. For example, in 1666, Newton came up with the Theories of Gravity. A few years after developing The Universal Law of Gravitation, he created the three Laws of Motion.
("William Playfair.") Since William Playfair’s invention of the modern line, bar, and pie graphs, there have not been drastic improvements to his invention. Playfair changed the world for different fields as in business, science and mathematics. The invention of graphs gave people the opportunity to understand and read the graph no matter what language they read. Almost a century after William Playfair’s death, people began to completely accept and use his invention.
A simple definition of a hero is someone resolute in making a change against the status quo. An overlooked example of heroism is Galileo Galilei, a famous astronomer who persevered through massive obstacles in his life. Galileo Galilei was the son of Vincenzo Galilei. He was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 15th, 1564 and died on January 8th, 1642 in Arctri Italy. He was the chair of mathematics at the University of Pisa from 1589 to 1592 and moved to the University of Padua in 1592.