Title:   Science in Korea Series (1st Issue) 

Stamp Serial#
Date of Issue
348,000 ea
"Forever domestic mail"
Benjamin W. Lee
Joo-myung Seok
Man-chun Han  
Shin, Jae-yong 
Image Area
25.5mm X 41.8mm  
Sheet Composition
6 X 3 
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Offset, five colors  
Cartor for POSA 
The first set of the Science in Korea Series, the distinguished scientists and engineers who brought honor to Korea stamps, will feature Benjamin Whisoh Lee, Joo-myung Seok, and Man-chun Han among those who have been inducted into the Korea Science and Technology Hall of Fame.

Benjamin W. Lee (1935~1977) was a world-renowned theoretical physicist in the field of elementary particle physics. He is considered the Korean scientist who was the closest ever to receiving the Nobel Prize. He established the standard model in particle physics by solving problems using the gauge theories. He contributed significantly not only to theoretical physics but also to experimental physics, and provided a useful research guideline to experimental physicists in his paper, “Search for Charm.”

Better known as the “butterfly doctor,” Seok, Ju Myeong (1908~1950) was a leading entomologist who demonstrated the scientific excellence of Korean people. By discovering the scope of individual variation of native butterflies, he corrected more than 800 scientific names, which allowed for the elimination of numerous overlapping names that had been given by foreign entomologists, and established proper taxonomy of the native butterfly species of Korea. Dr. Seok also wrote “A Synonymic List of Butterflies of Korea, which was published by the British Royal Asiatic Society. He dedicated his entire life to studying the distribution of the native butterflies of Korea and systematizing butterfly research in Korea by giving Korean names to the 248 native butterfly species and other such efforts.  

An electrical engineer, Han, Man Choon (1921〜1984) made profound contributions to the development of electrical engineering in Korea and the modernization of the electric power industry. In 1961, he developed Korea’s first analogue computer (Yonsei 101 analogue electric calculator) using a vacuum-tube electric device, and used it for teaching and research in the field of control engineering. He also made great efforts to expand the electric power systems in the country and to enable the modernization and technological advancement of the electric power industry by presenting a theoretical basis for the distribution voltage increase of 220/380V. The new Science in Korea Series will be issued as “Yeongwon stamp” that can be used indefinitely for domestic letter post regardless of future postage increases.