A retrospective: Niels Bohr

Niels Henrik David Bohr was born in Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen in 1885, and was a son of Danish professor, Christian Bohr, who studied under Carl Ludwig, and gained a Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) in physiology. Bohr studies at the Latin school Gammelholm, before enrolling at Copenhagen University to study physics, astronomy, mathematics and philosophy. … Continue reading A retrospective: Niels Bohr

A retrospective: Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace was born in Llanbadoc, close to Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales, in 1823. He entered a large family and was one of nine children, who's parents belonged to the Church of England, and claimed to be descendants of the famous Scottish revolutionary, William Wallace. He attended services up until his teenage years, but once … Continue reading A retrospective: Alfred Russel Wallace

A retrospective: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was born in 1910, Lahore, British India, which is now a region of Pakistan. His parents were highly educated and he was homeschooled for the first twelve years of his life where he was taught physics, which was heavily influenced by his uncle, C. V. Raman, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading A retrospective: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

A retrospective: Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Eric Hitchens was born in Portsmouth in 1949 into a Christian family, and was the older brother of the future journalist, Peter Hitchens. His father was a commander in the British Royal Navy, which saw him relocated several times, and Hitchens was admitted to boarding school at an early age, and eventually attended the … Continue reading A retrospective: Christopher Hitchens