Georg von Békésy [Békésy György] (1899-1972) | Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1961 "for his discoveries of the physical mechanism of stimulation within the cochlea" | Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
#onthisdayinchemistry December 30th Ductile tungsten for incandescent bulb filaments was patented on this day in 1913 American physicist William David Coolidge brought tungsten (W) from laboratory obscurity to the centre of the industrial stage and gave the x-ray a central role in the progress of medicine throughout the world.
On this day in #chemistry July 17th English chemist Sir Frederick Abel was born on this day in 1827 He invented cordite, a type of smokeless explosive made of nitrocellulose. Its use in firearms during WWI was a huge advantage over conventional gunpowder, because it does not produce visually obstructive smoke clouds when fired. Nowadays it is no longer used