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Names on MIT Buildings around Killian Court

"Names on Attics of Pavilions"

Buildings around Killian Court
Photograph from Technique 1935
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Building bearing name Archimedes



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Building bearing name Darwin

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

Aristotle

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

Newton

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

Franklin

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

Pasteur

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

Lavoisier

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

Faraday

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

Archimedes

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

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Darwin

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

Copernicus

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