Linda Hall Library
Science Engineering Technology

Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, an American naturalist, was born Dec. 5, 1822. When she was a young woman, Elizabeth met the Swiss naturalist and author of the glacial theory, Louis Agassiz, who had recently moved to the United States and taken up a position at Harvard....

James Bryant Conant

James Bryant Conant, an American chemist, was born Mar. 26, 1893. Conant played a vital role in the Manhattan Project of World War II; many people have heard of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the chief scientist on the Manhattan Project, and some know of his boss, General...