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Named After Famous Scientists

 

 

1st Year

        Alcaraz

            -constructed the first geothermal plant in the Philippines.

        Badillo

            -stufied the effects of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids on sucrose-induced cardiovascular syndrome in rats

 

        Del Mundo

            -invented the incubator, she was the epitome of a mother in all her works. Dr. del Mundo gave her all for the cause of pediatrics in the country. Her love for pediatrics drove her to work in rural areas, where she inspired hospitals and health practitioners to put up various pediatric institutions.

        Magno

            -received his BS in Mining Engineering from UP in 1940. Later, he went to Maryland for his MA and PhD in Physics.

Magno, a native of Nueva Ecija, served as UP’s Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1975 and was appointed chair of the National Science Development Board in 1976. In 1978, he became the first Minister of Science.

        Orosa

            -first made the banana catsup and the pineapple vinegar

 

        Padolina

            -pioneer in Philippine biotechnology

        Umali

            -the UP College of Agriculture became a premier institution of higher learning in Asia because of this man's quest for excellence. His researches made programs of rainfed and upland agriculture, social forestry, and environmental conservation

        Yanga

            -Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (1987) - Proceedings of the 6th Nat'l Physics Congress

        Zara

            -The inventor of the two-way television telephone. Aside from inventing the video-phone, he also invented the electrical kinetic resistance known as the Zara effect. He also invented an airplane engine which used alcohol as fuel. It was first flown at the Manila International Airport on September 30, 1954

 

 

2nd Year

        Dalton

            -revived the atomic theory , which he formulated in the first volume of his New System of Chemical Philosophy 

        Edison

            -created the first commercially practical incandescent lamp

        Kepler

            -created the first commercially practical incandescent lamp

        Marconi

            -invented the telegraph

        Pauling

            -only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes—for Chemistry (1954) and for Peace (1962) and his work, grounded in physics, has affected the work of every chemist. He is also often considered the founding father of molecular biology, which has transformed the biological sciences and medicine and provided the base for biotechnology. He produced a multitude of scholarly scientific papers on an astounding variety of subjects in numerous research fields. Of the over 1,000 articles and books he published as sole or joint author, about two-thirds are on scientific subjects. His landmark book The Nature of the Chemical Bond is frequently cited as the most influential scientific book of the 20th century.

        Rutherford

            -postulated the existence within the atom of a concentrated part, the "nucleus": this, indeed, was to be Rutherford's greatest contribution to physics, the prediction of the neuton

        Thales

            -introduced geometry in greece and predicted an ecclipse

        Urey

            -isolation of deuterium (heavy hydrogen) he received the 1934 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; he later isolated heavy isotopes of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and sulfur

        Watson

            -he began (1951) research on the molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

 

 

3rd Year   

        Berzelius

            -He developed the modern system of symbols and formulas in chemistry, prepared a remarkably accurate table of atomic weights, analyzed numerous chemical compounds, and discovered the elements selenium, thorium, and cerium. Silicon in the amorphous form was first prepared by Berzelius, and he was the first to isolate zirconium. Berzelius coined the words isomerism, allotropy, and protein.

        Burbank

            -He experimented with thousands of plant varieties and developed many new ones, including new varieties of prunes, plums, raspberries, blackberries, apples, peaches, and nectarines. Besides the Burbank potato, he produced new tomato, corn, squash, pea, and asparagus forms; a spineless cactus useful in cattle feeding; and many new flowers, especially lilies and the famous Shasta daisy.

        Calvin

            -discovered a cylce in plants which was later named after him

        Darwin

            -theory of evolution

        Hertz

            -won the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom." and demonstrated that electromagnetic waves are long, transverse waves that travel at the velocity of light and can be reflected, refracted, and polarized like light

        Linnaeus

            -developed a system of classifying living things pla

        Mendel

            -a pioneer in the field of genetics by breeding of pea plants

        Priestley

            -coined the term oxygen

        Ptolemy

            -an Egyptian living in Alexandria, at about 150 A.D., gathered and organized the thoughts of the earlier thinkers and made extensive use of the geometrical constructions known as epicycles and equants, Ptolemy constructed a mathematical model of planetary motion that did far better at predicting planetary positions than anything else produced in antiquity

 

 

4th Year

        Copernicus

            -founder of modern astronomy and completed and gave to the world his great work De Revolutionibus, which asserted that the earth rotated on its axis once daily and traveled around the sun once yearly: a fantastic concept for the times

        Einstein

            -contrived the Theory of Relativity and his other theories are: space is curved; the shortest distance between two points is not a straight line; the universe is finite but unbounded; parallel lines eventually meet; light rays are curved; time is relative and cannot be measured in exactly the same way everywhere; measurements of length vary with speed; the universe is cylindrical instead of spherical in shape; a body in motion will contract in size but increase in mass; and a fourth dimension - time - is added to the familiar three of height, length, and width

        Faraday

            -credited with the discovery of electromagnetic induction (1821), and described certain elements and chemical compounds such as chlorine and benzene.

        Moseley

            -A British chemist who studied under Rutherford and brilliantly developed the application of X-ray spectra to study atomic structure; his discoveries resulted in a more accurate positioning of elements in the Periodic Table by closer determination of atomic numbers

        Newton

            -was a mathematician and natural philosopher (physicist). Newton's principle achievement was that he went beyond the theoretical; he did experimental work. Though he built on the work of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo; it is to Newton to whom we point as the person primarily responsible for the mechanistic theory which accounts for the perceivable universe.

        Roentgen

            -won the first Nobel Prize in Physics "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him."

        Townes

            -won the first Nobel Prize in Physics "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him."