Daniell, John Frederic (1790-1845), an English scientist. He was born in London, and in 1831 was made professor of chemistry at King's College, London. He invented the dew-point hygrometer, which measures relative humidity; a pyrometer (a type of thermometer); and an electric cell called the Daniell cell. He wrote Meteorological Essays (1823) and other scientific works.
He is famous for a phrase he never said, for wearing turtlenecks and for hosting the original 'Cosmos' TV series. As enthusiastic about the stars as he was about marijuana, Carl Sagan led a very surprising life. Here are 10 cool facts.
He was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died. He has yet to be awarded a Nobel Prize, although he was awarded a guest spot on “The Simpsons.” What else do you know (or not know) about this acclaimed physicist?