Great Scientists

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Great Scientists

Their legendary work stumped the audience all across the globe. It gave a new meaning to development by accelerating it and bringing us facilities that we never imagined possible. Here is a list of great scientists who remain immortal through their contributions to the society.

We owe much of human advancement to scientists from Euclid to Stephen Hawking. These great scientists of the 20th century and generations before that, have developed logic that has accelerated evolution in more ways than one. Their work may have been criticized, but the truth remains that their sheer hard work and intelligence is unquestionable. These men and women of unfathomable intellect, have contributed immensely towards global development. Their technologies have brought the world closer, making our perceptions about races, castes, and creed broader, while placing their own lives in danger in order to accomplish this valiant task. The work of these great scientists may never have been supported by their contemporaries. According to Plutarch, a famous Greek historian, Archimedes was killed by an enraged Roman soldier. The soldier was asked to summon the Greek scientist to the court of General Marcellus who was a Roman military leader, but he declined to come because he was too busy working on a problem. This sheer dedication to their dreams has made the world we live in an advanced society.

Great Scientists in History

Great Scientists Their Discoveries
Andre Marie Ampere He discovered a unit to measure electric current
Euclid Known as the Father of Geometry
Heinrich Hertz He propounded the electromagnetic theory of light and electromagnetic waves
Archimedes He is known for Archimedean principle, theory of buoyancy and many other discoveries that have contributed greatly to the world’s progress
Amedeo Avogadro The famous Avogadro’s Law states, “equal volumes of different gases, pressure and temperature being equal, contain the same number of molecules.”
Niels Henrik David Bohr Bohr Model of Atom
Johannes Gutenberg Letterpress printing press which is also known as mechanical printing press
Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen X-ray
Albert Einstein Theory of relativity and photoelectric effect
Rudolf Diesel Combustion engine
Karl Friedrich von Drais Bicycle
Ferdinand Verbiest Invented the first car ever
Graham Bell Invented the first telephone
John Logie Baird Invented the television
Sir Isaac Newton Scope of gravitational force and laws of motion are noted contributions made my Sir Isaac Newton, amongst other mathematical formulas
Peter Henlein Pocket watch
Charles Robert Darwin Theory of evolution, which is famously known as ‘survival of the fittest’
Louis Pasteur He created vaccination for rabies and anthrax. He discovered a method to prevent spoilage of milk and wine, known as pasteurization
Werner von Siemens Dynamo
Artur Fischer Fischertechnik
Hans von Ohain Jet engine
Felix Hoffmann Aspirin
Hugo Junkers Civilian avion
Konrad Zuse First practical computer
Melitta Bentz Coffee filter
Robert Koch Isolation of Bacillus anthracis, tuberculosis bacteria and Vibrio cholerae. Also known for his Koch’s postulates
Heinrich Gobel Incandescent light bulb
Karlheinz Brandenburg MP3 Technology
Heinrich Focke Helicopter
Gottlieb Daimler Internal combustion engine and automobile
Julius Lothar Meyer Periodic table of chemical elements
Otto Hahn Propounded the theory of nuclear fission and is known as the ‘father of nuclear chemistry
Emile Berliner Record player
Fritz Pfleumer Audio tape
Thomas Edison Electric light bulb
Rudolf Hell Formulated technology for scanner and fax
Marie Curie Radioactivity
Joseph John Thomson Mass spectrograph
Robert Bunsen Cesium and Rubidium
John Dalton Atomic theory
Isaac Newton Gravity
Wright Brothers Airplanes
James Watt Steam engine
Alessandro Volta Electric cell
Louis Braille Braille, the language for blind people
Tim Berners-Lee World Wide Web
Laszlo Jozsef Biro Ballpoint pen
Stephen Hawking Theorems of gravitational singularities pertaining to general relativity, and prediction that black holes should emit radiation
Galileo Galilei Study of phases of Venus, discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter, empirical analysis of sunspots are few contributions made by this famous inventor.

The story of Sir Isaac Newton also talks about expulsion from school for being a lousy student. At this juncture, what needs to be noted is the commitment of these famous scientists in history, towards their work that never faltered.

Several great scientists in history might have been misunderstood geniuses, but these judgments never became their impediments. These women and men of insurmountable stature have left the world with inspirational stories, besides their legendary work. The lesson they teach, even today, is that honest work will be paid off. Hope this concise list of great scientists give you a glimpse of the best discoveries ever.

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