The original Beautiful Mind, right here – a page from Sir Isaac Newton’s notebooks, courtesy of the Cambridge University Library.
Though Newton considered “making pies on Sunday” one of his 48 self-professed sins, he clearly had no reservations about making pi’s.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
THE WINTER KING WAS NOT ENOUGH TO FULFILL MY CRAVINGS FOR HENRY VII MEDIA! NEITHER WAS THE HORRIBLE HISTORIES SONG. GOD HE'S JUST SO INTERESTING (THE MOST INTERESTING TUDOR) AND THERE'S LIKE NOTHING ABOUT HIM.
tudoraddict said: has a sall error in the date, 1408
blackwidowsredledger said: didn’t you mean to write 1508?
OMG GUYS I AM AN IDIOT!! OF COURSE IT’S 1508
i just edited my post. please i do apologize ah i am stupid SO SORRY!!
fancast: Sharlto Copley as old King Henry VII
"In the chill damp of the new year , unable to move, he dispatched Daubeney to attend Elizabeth’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey, and to make the customary offerings (…).
For many, Henry seemed a name only, a cipher for the activities of his agents. Rarely visible, he seemed not to want to be seen. For people who caught a glimpse of him, hollow-cheeked, blue eyes burning fiercely, he seemed more dead than alive. Illness seemed to provoke even further his fierce obsession with control: in between fits of choking and arthritic pain, with his army of physicians on hand, he continued to pursue his subjects with an intensity even more savage than before, almost as if he was afraid that he might lose people’s loyalty. In the midst of all this, he tipped lavishly –as he had always done– small acts of service and kindness, such as the twenty shillings given to the sergeant-at-arms who brought a bottle of mead for his ravaged throat.”
— The Winter King - The Dawn of Tudor England, by Thomas Penn
-Dated: late 19th century
-Measurements: overall length: 24,5 cm (9-1/2 inches)
The handle is ornated with figure holding a tazza in a Renaissance attire while the scabbard features different army trophies.
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Luke Pasqualino as Sirius Black and Avan Jogia as Regulus Black