Photos and PowerPoint Presentations of Science Related Travels
Science History Travels
My friends and associates, Yvonne Twomey and Lee Marek, have organized Science History Tours since 1997. As of this writing, I have been fortunate to have traveled with them on five tours. On the tours, we visited many site where significant discoveries were made by individuals in the physical and natural sciences and places where they lived. In my opinion, they have all been excellent and have provided wonderful experiences that I could never have experienced on my own travels. (Use the links to Yvonne or Lee for more information about future Science History Tours.) Some PowerPoint presentations (presented as PDF files) assembled from these tours, along with some of my personal travels, are accessible below:
The German Nuclear Reactor at Haigerloch is assembled from the Science History Tour of Germany in 2004 along with my personal tour of Telemark in Norway following the 2007 Science History Tour.
Tycho Brahe and the Island of Hven is assembled from the 2007 Science History Tour of Northern Germany, Denmark, and Sweden along with photos of Tycho Brahe's tomb in Prague (Science History Tour 2005)
Astronomical Clocks is assembled from the 2005 and 2007 Science History Tours of Prague and Northern Germany.
The City Cemetery of Gottingen is assembled from the 2004 Science History Tour. Many prominent German scientists were born, educated, worked, or lived in Gottingen. Here are photos of their final resting places.
The Neils Bohr Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Rundetaarn (the Round Tower in Copenhagen is assembled from the 2007 Science History Tour of Northern Germany, Denmark, and Sweden
Rundetaarn: The Round Tower in Copenhagen is assembled from the 2007 Science History Tour of Northern Germany, Denmark, and Sweden
The Study and Laboratory of Dmetri Mendeleev I visited this museum at the St. Petersburg State University in 2000. What was supposed to be a 30 minute tour turned into 2 hours as I discussed the life and works of Mendeleev with the Museum Curator. She was kind enough to allow me to wander through Mendeleev's office with minimal attendance. Needless to say, we parted as friends.
View a mosaic of Dmetri Mendeleev constructed from photographs taken at his study and laboratory at the St. Petersburg State University, above.
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