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Buffer : When John Bardeen won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics, the Swedish king criticized him for not bringing his kids to the ceremony. He promised he would bring them the next time he won - and in 1972, he did when he became the first person to win 2 prizes in the same field.
Buffer : Fermat dies in 1665 - his last theorem is unsolved ↓ ⏳88 y ↓ Euler proves it for n=3 ↓ ⏳72 y ↓ Legendre & Dirichlet prove it for n=5 ↓ ⏳14 y ↓ Lamé proves it for n=7 ↓ ⏳69 y ↓ Wolfskehl offers prize for solution in the next 100 years ↓ ⏳86 y ↓ Wiles proves it 🎉
Buffer : The Williams-Kilburn tube introduced in 1947 was the first entirely electronic memory used in early computers. It used a cathode tube to store bits as dots on the screens surface. Each tube could store about 1024 bits of data.
Buffer : Tree Mountain is an artificial mountain near Ylöjärvi in Finland. Over a period of 4 years 11,000 people planted 11,000 trees in a specifically designed mathematical pattern based on the golden section.
The project was conceived by the artist Agnes Denes in 1984.
Buffer : J.J. Thomson won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the electron in 1906. He was a very gifted teacher. Six of his research assistants won Nobel Prizes in Physics and two in Chemistry. Thomsons son won the Nobel Prize in Physics for showing that electrons are waves.