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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein changed the world of science with his brilliant work in theoretical physics. His theories, equations, and ideas became the stuff of legend and his image is known around the world.

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton developed the theory of universal gravitation as well as his famous three laws of motion, forever leaving his mark on physics, astronomy and mathematics.

Galileo Galilei

Italian scientist Galileo developed telescopes and used them to make revolutionary observations about our solar system, discovering new objects like the moons that orbit Jupiter.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin introduced the idea of natural selection to the world, backing up his theories on evolution with substantial observational data recorded on his long sea voyages.

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Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler was a famous German astronomer and mathematician who made a number of scientific breakthroughs including his three laws of planetary motion.

Louis Pasteur

French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur created a new level of understanding regarding microorganisms, the causes of disease and disease prevention.

Ernest Rutherford

Often referred to as the father of nuclear physics, New Zealand-born chemist Ernest Rutherford won a Nobel Prize in chemistry, developed a new model of the atom and mentored other scientists.

Edwin Hubble

Edwin Hubble was a major contributor in the field of astrophysics, helping open our eyes to the idea of other galaxies. He was honored by NASA who named the Hubble Space Telescope after him.

Pierre & Marie Curie

The husband and wife combination of Pierre & Marie Curie contributed much to science through both their own individual work and their combined research efforts in the field of radioactivity.

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James Maxwell

Scottish physicist James Maxwell brought together the ideas of electromagnetic fields, describing their nature in publications such as ‘A Dynamic Theory of the Electromagnetic Field’.

Stephen Hawking

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is famous for his work on black holes. He also wrote books such as ‘A Brief History of Time’, enabling a wide audience to appreciate his ideas.


Aristotle’s famous work covered many subjects. He wrote about philosophy, politics, logic, and music as well as developing many new and influential scientific ideas.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla contributed to physics and engineering with a range of futuristic inventions, dramatic demonstrations and the development of alternating current electricity.

Nicolaus Copernicus

At a time when astronomers believed the Earth was at the center of the Universe, Nicolaus Copernicus developed a radical new theory, kick-starting modern astronomy in the process.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was more than just an incredible artist. Read about his studies of the human body, his fascination with flight and his many futuristic designs and sketches.

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell studied the human voice, experimented with sound and is credited with the invention of the first practical telephone among other scientific achievements.

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