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BEHIND THE SCENES: COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY: One Stroke of Genius


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BEHIND THE SCENES: COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY: One Stroke of Genius

Michael Faraday’s story shows us how just one stroke of genius can change the world.
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Today’s Birthday: MICHAEL FARADAY (1791)


 

Michael Faraday (1791)

Despite having little formal education, Faraday is responsible for some of the most significant scientific developments in history. His contributions include discovering electromagnetic induction, inventing the first electric motor and dynamo, developing the devices now known as Faraday cages, demonstrating the relation between electricity and chemical bonding, and discovering the effect of magnetism on light. In the 1850s, he refused—on ethical grounds—to advise the British government on what? More…Discuss