Nicolaus Copernicus – The final resting place in Frombork

A Polish mathematician and astronomer, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at the center of the universe. Nicolaus Copernicus attributed the heliocentric theory to Aristarchus of Samos. The publication of Copernicus’ model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, just before his death in 1543. Toward the close of […]

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DNA – The first public mention of the discovery in Cambridge

On February 28, 1953 in the Eagle Pub, James Watson and Francis Crick first spoke publicly about their discovery of the structure of the most fundamental building block of life, deoxyribonucleic acid — or DNA. The discovery of DNA’s double-helix structure was the culmination of years of research by Watson, Crick, and many others — most notably […]