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Names on MIT Buildings around Killian Court

"Names on Attics of Pavilions"

Buildings around Killian Court
Photograph from Technique 1935
Who are they?

How were they chosen?

Building bearing name Archimedes

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Building bearing name Darwin

Thales, Pythagoras, Euclid, Apollonius, Hipparchus, Ptolemy, Fourier, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Gibbs.


Tycho Brahe, Galileo, Kepler, Euler, D'Alembert, Lagrange, Laplace, Herschel, Adams, Hill, Poincare.


Democritus, Plato, Averroes, Bacon, Descartes, Pascal, Napier, Davy, Regnault, Foucault.


Harvey, Linnaeus, Jenner, Agricola, Hutton, Lyell, Dana, De Beaumont, Suess, Bessemer.


Boyle, Cavendish, Priestley, Dalton, Gay Lussac, Berzelius, Wohler, Liebeg, Bunsen, Mendelejeff, Perkins, van't Hoff.


Gilbert, Coulomb, Volta, Oersted, Ampere, Ohm, Henry, Maxwell, Morse, Siemens, Gramme, Hertz.


Gutenberg, Watt, Arkwright, Whitney, Perkins, Fulton, Fairbairn, Froude, Otto, De Laval, Wright.


Ictinus, Phidias, Vitruvius, Anthemius, De Coucy, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Wren, Bulfinch.

Leonardo da Vinci

Guericke, Torricelli, Chladni, Huygens, Young, Arago, Fresnel, Daguerre, Kirchhoff, Rowland.


Black, Rumford, Joule, Clausius, Carnot, Telford, Stephenson, De Lesseps, Rankine, Eads. 


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