We had an erector set, and I was an avid fan of Popular Mechanics and Popular Science magazines.

James Alfred Van Allen
(07.09.1914 - 09.08.2006)


A physicist is a scientist who does research in physics. Physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena in many branches of physics spanning all length scales: from sub-atomic particles of which all ordinary matter is made to the behavior of the material Universe as a whole.