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Sunday, May 15, 2016

The history of physics is full of fascinating families

It's not uncommon for scientists to describe their closest collaborators as being like family, and for some it is not an exaggeration.
Whether thanks to genetics or upbringing – or likely a potent combination of both – it turns out that pioneering physics research is often a family passion.
From the brilliant Bernoullis to the curious Curies, famous families of physics have contributed enormously to our understanding of nature.
One of these families had eight mathematicians, others earned multiple Nobel prizes between them.