Famous Scientists' List
| 1879 - 1955
| He is arguably at the pinnacle, if the popularity of all the scientists is taken into account. He demonstrated solutions to a trio of mind-boggling topics in Physics in 1905 and shot into the limelight.
| Sir Isaac Newton
| 1642 - 1727
| "Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica" called "Principia" is acknowledged as the greatest scientific book ever published. Sir Isaac Newton wrote this in 1687.
| Galileo Galilei
| 1564 - 1642
| He was the first to use the telescope for furnishing evidence that the Earth revolves around the Sun. This postulate was in contrast to that held by the majority.
| Charles Darwin
| 1809 - 1882
| "On the origin of species by means of natural selection" is Darwin's famous book published in 1859.
| Johannes Kepler
| 1571 - 1630
| Kepler compiled the Mars data which enabled him to propose the "Three Laws of Planetary Motion".
| Louis Pasteur
| 1822 - 1895
| Some of his works are: separation of mirror image molecules and effect of polarized light, and identification of the parasite that was killing silkworms.
| James Maxwell
| 1831 - 1879
| He is known for the "Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism" published in 1873. Maxwell independently developed the "Maxwell-Boltzmann kinetic theory of gases".
| Edwin Hubble
| 1889 - 1953
| "Hubble's Law" stated that galaxies move away from each other at a speed determined by the distance that separated them. He classified galaxies as per their distance, shape, brightness patterns and content.
| Emil Fisher
| 1852 - 1919
| Some of his works are: synthesis of glucose, fructose, mannose starting with glycerol, and establishing structures for the 16 stereoisomers of the aldohexoses with glucose as the most prominent member.
| Paul Dirac
| 1902 - 1984
| He received a Nobel prize in 1933 for the work on anti-particles. The "Dirac equation" was a version of the Schrodinger's equation.
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