Tuesday March 29th 2011

Thought for the Day

“Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.”

~ Sir James Dewar
(1842-1923)



*James Dewar

James DewarBorn: 20 September 1842 Kincardine-on-Forth, Scotland
Died: 27 March 1923 (Age 80) London, England

A Scottish chemist and physicist. He is probably best-known today for his invention of the Dewar flask, which he used in conjunction with extensive research into the liquefaction of gases. He was also particularly interested in atomic and molecular spectroscopy, working in these fields for more than 25 years.

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