Peter Higgs and Francois Englert are selected for Physics Nobel prize for the theory of Higgs boson

Peter Higgs and Francois Englert are selected for Physics Nobel prize for the theory of Higgs boson.

8th March; Today is the German chemist and Nobel laureate Otto Hahn's happy birthday

All of we know the name of the famous scientist Otto Hahn. 8th March is his happy birthday. He was born on 8th March in 1879 and died on 28th July in 1968.

Otto Hahn

The famous German chemist was a pioneer in the fields of radiochemistry and radioactivity. In 1945 the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Otto Hahn had been awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the nuclear fission of heavy nuclei.  In 1946 he served as a president of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society and from 1948 to 1960 he was the president of Max Planck Society.


8th March; International Women's Day

8th March is called International Women's Day (IWD). International Women's Day has been celebrated since the early 1900's. The focus of the celebrations is general celebration of respect, love towards women and for women's achievements in social, economic, political life. In every year thousands of event occur throughout March to celebrate women's achievements in different aspects of life. Different organisations choose different themes to celebrate the day. The first National Women's Day was observed on 28th February, 1909 in United State of America in accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. In 1910 an international conference on working women was held in Copenhagen. In that conference the idea of International Women's Day in every year was proposed Clara Zetkin (a leader of Social Democratic Party in Germany). The above decision was agreed in Copenhagen in 1911 and International Women's Day was first observed in 19th of March in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In 1913 International Women's Day (IWD) was transferred to 8th March and since this year this date has remained the global date to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD).