The mystery of the missing portrait of Robert Hooke, 17th-century scientist extraordinaire

Online sleuthing and deductive reasoning identifies what appears to be the only existent portrait painted of the celebrated scientist during his lifetime.

Larry Griffing, Associate Professor of Biology, Texas A&M University • conversation
July 27, 2020 ~10 min

 history-of-science  scientists  scientist  cells  royal-society  portraiture  mathematicians  isaac-newton  portrait-painting

7 lessons from 'Hidden Figures' NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson's life and career

NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.

Della Dumbaugh, Professor of Mathematics, University of Richmond • conversation
Feb. 26, 2020 ~7 min

 mathematics  space  feminism  nasa  science  space-shuttle  apollo-11  moon-landing  race  racism  civil-rights  segregation  scientist  hidden-figures  katherine-johnson