Sir John Murray: The Father Of Oceanography

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John Murray like most scientists was not really appreciated while he was an alive but his discoveries were a major help after he died. He lived in a time that scientific discoveries were plentiful so it was extremely east for something like the study of oceanography to be overlooked. His discoveries lead to him being called the father of Oceanography (Sir John Murray-Founder of Oceanography). He was born in Canada in 1841 to Scottish parents. He soon moved to Edinburgh, Scotland as a young boy and spent his days studying at Stirling High School. He then enrolled in Edinburgh University. He ended up dying in the same town as he was struck by a motorcar crossing Fredrick Street in 1914. He died not knowing that his life’s
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Since a boy Mendeleev had been enthusiastic about chemistry and was determined to make a major discovery in it. Originally he had gone to Saint Petersburg to become a teacher. It was later in life after he had gotten his degree in chemistry (also in teaching) that he made his most great discoveries. He attended a chemistry conference in Germany and found ways to predict elements, using their atomic weights (this is where he learned to find the weights). He put the elements together because of their atomic weight, which had always changed the behavior of the elements. He tried to assemble them for hours then after he fell asleep his subconscious arranged the elements in the right order. His driving passion was that he believed that Russian science was falling behind the rest of the world(Dmitri Mendeleev). Another major discovery was when Einstein came out with his theory of Special Relativity. His theory of Special Relativity is the way that we have come to explain the propagation of light and matter at extremely fast speeds. It helps to show things such as when fast traveling unstable particles take more time to decay or the general behavior of a fast moving particle. Using his theory nothing can be traveling faster then the speed of light c (Special …show more content…
But after he died they started to appreciate what he did to further search of the ocean. At the University of Edinburgh after he died they named one of their new laboratories that they made in his name (Sir John Murray-the Founder of Modern Oceanography). Prior to his and Thompson’s searches of the ocean very little was know about it and its great depths. But up until now scientists have made discoveries that they never thought possible such as exploring the Mariana Trench to see if any life was down that deep (as deep as the Himalayas are tall). People use to think less and less things existed the farther you went down but seafaring robots have proven this wrong (Mustain, B.). Even after seeing all of this there is still so much that has been unexplored by humans and who knows what we will

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