Tag: Benjamin Thompson

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  • Remembering the Count

    Remembering the Count

    Benjamin Thompson, who fled the US and became a Bavarian Count, did important work on the mechanical equivalent of heat. Thompson was born in 1773 in a small town in Massachusetts. He went to the village school but often visited the Harvard College in Cambridge, nearby, to attend lectures, was fascinated by perpetual motion machines …

    January 10, 2018