5th Solvay Conference physicists
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THIS IMAGE MAY NOT BE USED TO STATE OR IMPLY THE ENDORSEMENT BY AIP OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE.Fifth Solvay Conference. Scientists at the Fifth Solvay International Conference, Brussels, in 1927. Among those present were Einstein, Marie Curie, de Broglie, Dirac, Schroedinger and Pauli. These conferences were started by the Belgian physicist Ernest Solvay (1838-1922) in 1911. At them, some of the leading thinkers of the day in physics, chemistry and sociology discussed recent advances in their fields. Many of the ideas about quantum mechanics, the atom and cosmology were developed at them.
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'Prince Albert the British Farmer', 1843. Artist: Unknown
'Prince Albert the British Farmer', 1843. Cartoon of Prince Albert (1819-1861) as a farmer. Prince Albert has turned his attention to the promotion of agriculture; and if you have seen, as most probably you have, an account of the sale of Prince Albert's stock, and the prices they fetched, I have not the slightest doubt you will give one cheer more to Prince Albert as a British Farmer. - Sir Robert Peel's Speech at Tamworth, October 2, 1843. Illustration from Punch or The London Charivari, Volume V, (London, 1843).
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Wrought iron tubular trussed bridge over the river Wye at Chepstow, c1885. This bridge
Wrought iron tubular trussed bridge over the river Wye at Chepstow, c1885. This bridge, constructed 1849-1852, was an innovative design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) and the use of wrought iron tubular girders is considered to be a dummy run for his last great masterpiece, the Royal Albert bridge over the Tamar at Saltash. The Chepstow bridge carried the South Wales Railway over the Wye. Brunel was engineer to the railway. From The Popular Educator. (London, c1885).
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