Sir William Ramsay

Sir William Ramsay was born October 2, 1852.  In 1872, Ramsay earned a degree of doctor of philosophy from his thesis on orthotoluic acid and details on it. In the same year he became an assistant in chemistry at Anderson College in Glasgow. In 1880 he was appointed Principal and Professor of Chemistry at University College, Bristol. He started all of his research with organic chemistry, but it was in inorganic chemistry that he made his most important discoveries. During this reseacrch period, he had discovered argon, helium, neon, krypton, xenon, and emenations of radium. Ramsay had been awarded the Nobel Peace prize for chemistry in 1904. Ramsay died July 23, 1916.

Lord Rayleigh

Lord Rayleigh, AKA John William Strutt, was born November 12, 1842. Although he was best known for his achievements in physics and chemistry, he started out in the field of mathematics. He had taken part in the discovery of argon, but was mostly known for his life works with mathematics, physics, and sound waves. Strutt was also awarded the Nobel Peace prize for physics in 1904. Strutt died June 30, 1919