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Washington Academy of Sciences

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

"The Washington Academy of Sciences was incorporated in 1898 as an affiliation of eight Washington DC area scientific societies. The formation of the Academy culminated a decade of planning under the leadership of the Philosophical Society of Washington. The founders included Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel P. Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The purpose of the new Academy was to encourage the advancement of science and to conduct, endow, or assist investigation in any department of science."

Official Website:
http://www.washacadsci.org/

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
1898

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Percy Williams Bridgman
Physicist
21-Apr-1882 20-Aug-1961 High-pressure physics
William D. Coolidge
Physicist
23-Oct-1873 4-Feb-1975 Tungsten filaments and Coolidge tubes
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Sheldon Glashow
Physicist
5-Dec-1932   Electroweak Theory
William M. Jardine
Educator
16-Jan-1879 17-Jan-1955 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1925-29
James E. Keeler
Astronomer
10-Sep-1857 12-Aug-1900 Composition of Saturn's rings
John Muir
Activist
21-Apr-1838 24-Dec-1914 Patron saint of Yosemite National Park
William D. Phillips
Physicist
5-Nov-1948   Trapped atoms with laser light
Frank Schlesinger
Astronomer
11-May-1871 10-Jul-1943 Stellar parallaxes


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