Ken Goldberg: Robotics Scientist and Engineer, Artist, Writer, and Inventor

Kenneth “Ken” Goldberg (58–59) is a true Renaissance person: scientist, engineer, artist, writer, and inventor. As a scientist and engineer, he focuses on robotics and automation. Goldberg is professor and chair of the industrial engineering and operations research department at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds the William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in…

Lise Meitner: Brilliant Physicist Called ‘The German Marie Curie’ by Albert Einstein

Lise Meitner (November 1878 — October 1968) was an Austrian-Swedish physicist who contributed to the discoveries of an element protactinium and nuclear fission. While working at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute on radioactivity, she discovered protactinium (specifically protactinium-231) as a radioactive isotope in 1917. Soon after fleeing from Nazi Germany to Sweden in 1938, she and…