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Waals, J. D. van der (Johannes Diderik), 1837-1923

Dutch physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1910 for his research on the gaseous and liquid states of matter. Van der Waals set out

Walker, John E., 1941-

English chemist who with US biochemist Paul D Boyer and Danish biophysicist Jens C Skou shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1997 for their

Open Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913
Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), British naturalist, evolutionist, geographer, anthropologist, and reformer, was a central figure in the emergence

Wallis, Barnes, 1887-1979

British aeronautical engineer who designed the airship R-100, and during World War II perfected the ‘bouncing bombs’ used by the Royal Air Force

Wallis, John, 1616-1703

English mathematician and cleric who made important contributions to the development of algebra and analytical geometry. He was one of the founders of

Open Walnut

common name for some members of the Juglandaceae, a family of chiefly deciduous, resinous trees characterized by large and aromatic compound leaves.

Open Walrus

marine mammal, Odobenus rosmarus, found in Arctic seas. Largest of the fin-footed mammals, or pinnipeds (see seal ), the walrus is also distinguished

Warburg, Otto Heinrich, 1883-1970

abstract (1883-1970) German biochemist and cell physiologist noted for studies of metabolic processes, enzymes and photosynthesis. keywordset


Large-headed species ( Phacochoerus aethiopicus ) of pig ( ungulate family Suidae), inhabiting open ...

Open Wasps

name applied to many winged insects of the order Hymenoptera, which also includes ants and bees. Most wasps are carnivorous, feeding on insects,