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Edward Jenner
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Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
Kurt Lewin
Charles Lyell
James Clerk Maxwell
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Jean Piaget
Louis Pasteur
Linus Pauling
Ivan Pavlov
Max Planck
Ptolemy
Pythagorus
Ernest Rutherford
Jonas Salk
Erwin Schrodinger
B. F. Skinner
Nikola Tesla
Joseph J. Thomson
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Famous Physicists

Famous physicists frolic forward from history on this forthright page. Physics is the scientific study of the relationship between matter, energy, force, and movement. Physics scales a large spectrum of matter, from sub atomic particles to entire galaxies. The studied energy can have many forms, such as motion, light, electricity, and gravity.


Albert Einstein
 

Therefore, physics covers a wide array of material, and can be considered one of the most fundamental natural sciences. There are several famous physicists, whose discoveries have increased understanding of the world around us, and beyond.

Albert Einstein is pretty much a household name when it comes to physics, most well-known for his advancement of the Theory of Relativity. When he was just seventeen years old, he completed his diploma in the field of mathematics and physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland. His theory of relativity was first published in 1905, as part of his book On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies. He was a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.

Isaac Newton is yet another common name, as he explained the concept of gravity and mechanics. His contribution to science wasn't limited to the field of physics, but he also excelled in astronomy, mathematics, alchemy, and economics.

Nikola Tesla is the pop culture antagonist to Thomas Edison, as he created the first Alternating Current system. He worked with Edison and George Westinghouse for a brief period, where his experiments on high voltage electrical systems expanded his career. Tesla's theories have made a recent comeback in the auto industry, as more cars are switching to electric operations.


Nikola Tesla

In the world of astronomy and physics, one man reigns supreme: Galileo Galilei. He provided a mathematical analysis of the relationship between the two sciences, and also explained different properties of motion. His contribution to science through the examination of several different relative forces has helped explain many common phenomena.

Stephen Hawking is known for his work with Roger Penrose, in which they discovered a basis for generalized relativity, also cited as the gravitational singularities theorem. He received the Albert Einstein award in 1978, which is given to those who exhibit excellence in natural sciences.

Neils Bohr was a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, who helped explain the atomic structure and developed an understanding of quantum mechanics. He founded the Institute of Theoretical Physics, at the University of Copenhagen, which was later renamed The Neils Bohr institute.

The laws of thermodynamics, (specifically the first and second), were theorized by Lord Kelvin, who coined the term kinetic energy and developed the thermometric scale. The measuring of absolute temperatures bears his name.

Erwin Schrodinger is the man responsible for explaining basic wave mechanics. Having performed extensive research on quantum mechanics, Schrodinger provided answers for things like the diatomic molecule, the rigid rotor, and the harmonic oscillator.

In a highly male dominated field, Marie Curie stood out for her discovery of the elements polonium and radium, and made advancements in the field of radioactive isotope isolation.


Rumor Has It

Famous physicists once theorized that if the Earth were to rotate backwards, then disassemble and reassemble like a Rubik's Cube, the amount of cats on the ceiling would only be exceeded by the amount of soiled underwear in any given southern town.

Written by Kevin Lepton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

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