Scientific London from A to Z

For most letters of the alphabet one is spoilt for choice.  I have made a selection to include a few people that you may have heard of, and others that are more obscure.  The links to wikipedia will begin to suggest what a wealth of stories there is to tell.

George Airy, astronomy, 19th century

J. D. Bernal, crystallography and D-Day planning, 20th century

George Cayley, aeronautics, 19th century

Humphry Davy, chemistry and electricity, 19th century

Peter Eckersley, broadcasting, 20th century

Klaus Fuchs, nuclear physics and espionage, 20th century

Daniel Gooch, railways and telegraphs, 19th century

John Harrison, horology and invention, 18th century

Samuel Instone, business and innovation, 20th century

William Jessop, civil engineering, 18-19th century

Lord Kelvin, physics and invention, 19th century

John Langdon Down, medicine, 19th century

Gideon Mantell, palaeontology, 19th century

Edward Nairne, scientific instruments, 18th century

John Ogilby, cartography, 17th century

Karl Pearson, mathematics, 20th century

John Quincy, medicine, 18th century

Harry Ricardo, engines, 20th century

George Symons, meteorology, 19th century

John Tyndall, physics, 19th century

Fanny Umphelby, education, 19th century

Martin Van Butchell, dentistry, 18th century

Thomas Wakley, public health, 19th century

Hiram MaXim,  invention, 19th century

Thomas Young, polymath, 19th century

Solly Zuckerman, zoology and military strategy, 20th century

(c) Laurence Scales 2014