Friday, July 18, 2014

Fact of the Day: Faraday Discovery

British chemist Humphry Davy was one of the most respected scientists of his day. However his lab assistant  Michael Faraday, became even better known due to his work with electromagnetism and electrochemistry. Albert Einstein even kept a picture of Micheal Faraday on his study wall along with Isaac Newton. While Davy had discovered quite few elements on the periodic table, many say his greatest discovery was Michael Faraday. 

11 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The TV series LOST had a character with the last name Faraday. The name was supposedly a "shout out" to Michael Faraday.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hurray for underappreciated assistants everywhere!

RaeAbigael said...

cool! :) I used to dream of becoming a scientist... but i never tried being one. I danced ballet and went to interior design school. haha :D still, i love science. awesome awesome awesome fact of the day! :))

xoxo, rae
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Pat Hatt said...

Can't discover it, discover someone who can

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A great discovery either way

Christine said...

interesting, I like science.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I haven´t heard about Humphrey Davy but Faraday is very well known. It was an interesting reading. Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

Didn't know the connection between these two scientists. Thanks for the info.

Stephanie Faris said...

I've never heard of him--it sounds like I should have, though!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It's nice when assistants are recognized!

bj said...

Great fact....