Monthly Archives: January 2013

George Orwell’s Opposition to Totalitarism

George Orwell’s Opposition to Totalitarism

George Orwell (1903-1950) On January 21, 1950, British novelist and journalist Eric Arthur Blair, better known under his pen name George Orwell, passed away. The author of the famous dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and his works are well known for the awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and belief in democratic socialism. For sure you will have heart of George Orwell. Even a computer scientist like me in his…
André-Marie Ampère and Electromagnetism

André-Marie Ampère and Electromagnetism

AndréMarie Ampére(1775 – 1836) On January 20, 1775, French physicist and mathematician André-Marie Ampère was born, after whom the SI unit of measurement of electric current, the ampere, is named. He is generally considered as one of the main founders of the science of classical electromagnetism, which he referred to as “electrodynamics”. André-Maria Ampère was born into a well educated family and influenced by the theories of Jean-Jacques Rousseau early.…
Paul Cézanne – Breaking all the Rules

Paul Cézanne – Breaking all the Rules

Paul Cézanne(1839 – 1906) On January 19, 1839, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne was born. He laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Thus, Cézanne can be said to bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s Cubism. Paul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence and attended the…
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