1. Read the
points in the website “Death by Powerpoint” (http://www.corbinball.com/articles/art-powerpoint.htm)
2. You must
incorporate these suggestions in to your presentation. (except for the use
of the remote control to advance your slides)
3. Sign up for a
physicist from the list provided. You
may work with a partner, or individually.
All the physicist’s discoveries
relate to “modern physics” which refers to discoveries made after 1900.
4. Prepare a
PowerPoint presentation on the physicist ensuring that you adhere
the guidelines of an excellent presentation.
(the presentation will be at most 10 - 15
minutes long). No reading from notes or
prepared cue cards will be allowed.
Also, no reading of sentences from the PowerPoint slides will be
allowed, although you may refer to your point form list
Provide the following information
of birth and death
brief biographical information, focusing on where he / she was educated
did he / she became interested in science
the discoveries were made and the approximate age of the physicist a that
discovery or discoveries made by him / her. Explain these in the simplest
possible terms, keeping in mind that most of your audience
has little or no knowledge of modern physics.
was the impact of the discover on the world of
physic or on mankind. Did it lead
to further discoveries or the development of some useful product?
PUZZLING FACT: In
history, most discoveries in physics were made by men in their early 20s. The reasons for this are not clear. Any discoveries made by men in their 30s or
40s were actually originated when that person was in his early 20s.
5. Ensure that you have provided a Cited
LIST OF NOBEL PRIZE-WINNERS
1939 Ernest Orlando Lawrence
1938 Enrico Fermi
1937 Clinton Joseph Davisson,
George Paget Thomson
1936 Victor Franz Hess, Carl David Anderson
1935 James Chadwick
1934 No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1933 Erwin Schrödinger, Paul Adrien
1932 Werner Karl Heisenberg
1931 No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1930 Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
1929 Prince Louis-Victor Pierre Raymond de Broglie
1928 Owen Willans Richardson
1927 Arthur Holly Compton, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
1926 Jean Baptiste Perrin
1925 James Franck, Gustav Ludwig Hertz
1924 Karl Manne Georg
1923 Robert Andrews Millikan
1922 Niels Henrik
1921 Albert Einstein
1920 Charles Edouard Guillaume
1919 Johannes Stark
1918 Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
1917 Charles Glover Barkla
1916 No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1915 Sir William Henry Bragg, William Lawrence Bragg
1914 Max von Laue
1913 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
1912 Nils Gustaf
1911 Wilhelm Wien
1910 Johannes Diderik van der Waals
1909 Guglielmo Marconi, Karl Ferdinand
1908 Gabriel Lippmann
1907 Albert Abraham Michelson
1906 Joseph John Thomson
1905 Philipp Eduard
Anton von Lenard
1904 Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt)
1903 Antoine Henri Becquerel, Pierre Curie, Marie Curie, née Sklodowska
1902 Hendrik Antoon
Lorentz, Pieter Zeeman
1901 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Select any classical physicist you can think of such as: