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
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
common name for some members of the Juglandaceae, a family of chiefly deciduous, resinous trees characterized by large and aromatic compound leaves.
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 ...
name applied to many winged insects of the order Hymenoptera, which also includes ants and bees. Most wasps are carnivorous, feeding on insects,