Thursday, February 28, 2008

Today in History: February 28

  • 1901 American chemist Linus Pauling born; 1954 Nobel for chemical bonding; orbital hybridization, electronegativity, alpha helix and beta sheet for protein structure.
  • 1930 American physicist Leon Cooper born; 1972 Nobel (with John Bardeen and John Schrieffer) for the BCS theory of superconductivity; Cooper electron pairs.
  • 1935 Wallace Carothers invents nylon.
  • 1951 Linus Pauling and Robert Corey describe the structure of proteins.
  • 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick discover the structure of DNA.
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