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Our Heritage

Progress takes place as a result of the work of dedicated women and men who are committed to making the world a better place. We owe the improvements in our lives to such individuals, and we base current and future discoveries upon the work that has been done before us. Quantal Energy honors the individuals portrayed below for their contributions that bring insight to the work we do.

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

Michael Faraday

Made key contributions to the development of electromagnetism by defining the relationship between electric current and magnetic fields. Invented some of the first rotary electromagnetic devices that were precursors to the modern electric motor.

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

James Clerk Maxwell

One of the greatest physicists of the 19th century, he developed a set of equations that showed the relationship between electricity and magnetism. He originally evolved 20 equations with 20 variables in a form known as quaternions to describe all the various aspects of electromagnetism.

Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925)

Oliver Heaviside

A brilliant, reclusive mathematical physicist, Heaviside codified Maxwell's equations into four, in either differential or integral form. His work revealed infinities related to fields around current flows which are only now being examined in the context of quantum mechanics and dark energy and may hold clues to new fundamental research.

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

Nikola Tesla

An emigree to the United States from Croatia, Tesla founded his own research laboratory after a brief period working for Thomas Edison. Tesla is recognized as the inventor of a wide range of devices that have greatly improved the quality of life in our world, such as the light bulb, alternating current power generation, and wireless telegraph, to name only a very few. He demonstrated wireless transmission of electrical power and his work and writings continue to inspire physicists and inventors to this day.

Marie Curie (1867-1934)

Marie Curie

1903 Nobel prize recipient for discovery of radioactive elements. Her ground-breaking work laid the foundation for key developments in nuclear and subatomic physics. Her example continues to inspire students and researchers in natural law to this very day.

Gabriel Kron (1901-1968)

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His work in tensor analysis for circuits establishes the framework for an approach to the understanding of electrically active networks which are analogs for multi-particle systems.

Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Rachel Carson

Author of Silent Spring. She wrote of the critical need to pay attention to our impact on the environment. This was one of the first calls to the need for clean sources of energy.

Ilya Prigogine (1917-2003)

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1977 winner of a Nobel Prize for Chemistry. In works such as Self-Organization in Nonequilibrium Systems: From Dissipative Structures to Order through Fluctuations, Order out of Chaos, and From Being to Becoming: Time and Complexity in the Physical Sciences he showed how disordered systems can spontaneously transition into an ordered state when: 1. the system is far from equilibrium; 2. it is a non-linear medium; 3. the system has a flow on energy through it. This has important implications for many aspects of alternate energy research.