On This Day: 7th of March

On this day in 1949:

The first women were elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Royal Society of Edinburgh elected its first three women fellows. Glasgow's Ethel Dobbie Currie and Sheina Macalister Marshall were two of the three.

On this day in 1960:

Devising the concept of a high energy particle collider
Bruno TouschekGraduate and Lecturer Bruno Touschek proposed, at a seminar on 7 March 1960, the idea of a collider: a particle accelerator where a particle and its antiparticle circulate the same orbit in opposite directions. This is the basic proposal of all present-day very high energy particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider. The prototype device ran successfully within the year.

Births and Deaths

Frances MelvilleOn this day in 1962
Frances Melville died.

On this day in 1775
John Boyle 3rd Earl of Glasgow died.

On this day in 1924
Durward Cruickshank was born.

John Cameron Bryce Matriculation Slip 1927-28On this day in 2001
John Bryce died.

On this day in 1926
W Arthur Harland was born.

On this day in 1865
Robert Greenshield was born.

On this day in 1876
James Adam was born.

On this day in 1869
James Gourlay was born.

On this day in 1872
John MacFarlane Forsyth was born.

On this day in 1865
James Henderson was born.

On this day in 1872
Balfour Stewart Nicholson was born.

On this day in 1866
James Paterson was born.

On this day in 1861
Fergus Smith was born.

On this day in 1866
John James Thomson was born.

On this day in 1872
Henry William Williams was born.

On this day in 1861
Alexander Wylie was born.

William Boyd - cover of novel <i>Ordinary Thunderstorms</i>On this day in 1952
William Boyd was born.

On this day in 1886
Peter Allan was born.

On this day in 1880
Catherine Campbell was born.

On this day in 1875
Louisa Emma Dodge was born.

On this day in 1888
Andrew Scobie Findlay was born.

On this day in 1879
Francis Joseph Henry was born.

On this day in 1881
William Boyd Jack was born.

On this day in 1949
John Finlayson Lang died.

On this day in 1889
Charles Gordon Macdonald was born.

On this day in 1885
Frederick Lewis Mayer was born.

On this day in 1870
Edwin Smith Munro was born.

On this day in 1879
John Stewart was born.

On this day in 1883
Williamina Chalmers Whitecross was born.

On this day in 1911
Janusz Józef Klawe was born.

On this day in 1889
Alexia Allan Meikle was born.

On this day in 1892
May Green was born.

On this day in 2004
Esfira Adlerova died.

On this day in 1859
John McFarlane died.

On this day in 1892
Mary Harrington was born.

Myles Morrison, Graduation Album, 1923On this day in 1992
Myles Morrison died.

On this day in 1892
May Green was born.

Ronald Drever, with Sheila Rowan, Harry Ward and James HoughOn this day in 2017
Ronald Drever died.

On this day in 1894
Mary Yeoman Craig was born.