Key Figures of the Scientific Revolution
By Raymond


Issac Newton
Isaac Newton (CC)

Issac is most famous for being the father of modern physics. Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727), mathematician and physicist, one of the foremost scientific intellects of all time. Born at Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, where he attended school, he entered Cambridge University in 1661; he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1667, and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1669. The first law is once a object is in motion, stays in motion unless it his another object/force. The second is accelerationis produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass, the greater the force is needed. The third is for every action there is an opposite and equal re-action.

Marie Curie (CC)

Marie Curie
Marie is famous for being an early nuclear chemist. Curie throughout her life actively promoted the use of radium to alleviate suffering and during World War I, assisted by her daughter, Irene, she personally devoted herself to this remedial work. She was one of the first women to become a scientist and was mainly thought to be her husbands work.

Galileo Galilei (CC)

Galileo Galilei
Galileo is famous for being a copernican observational astronomer. Galileo was the first man to think that the earth orbited the sun. He was also the first person to create the telescope. Galileo first turned his telescope on Saturn on 25 July 1610 and it appeared as three bodies (his telescope was not good enough to show the rings but made them appear as lobes on either side of the planet). Continued observations were puzzling indeed to Galileo as the bodies on either side of Saturn vanished when the ring system was edge on.

Niels Bohr (CC)

Niels Bohr
Niels is most famous for being the Father of the Quantum Theory. While still a student, the announcement by the Academy of Sciences in Copenhagen of a prize to be awarded for the solution of a certain scientific problem, caused him to take up an experimental and theoretical investigation of the surface tension by means of oscillating fluid jets.
Thomas Edison (CC)

Thomas Edison
Thomas is most famous for inventing the light bulb. At age seven - after spending 12 weeks in a noisy one-room schoolhouse with 38 other students of all ages - Tom's overworked and short tempered teacher finally lost his patience with the child's persistent questioning and seemingly self centered behavior. Interestingly, at one point during this intense period, Edison was as close to inventing the telephone as Bell was to inventing the phonograph. Nevertheless, shortly after Edison moved his laboratory to Menlo Park, N.J. in 1876, he invented - in 1877 - the first phonograph.

Albert Einstein (CC)

Albert Einstein
Albert is famous for creating the theory of relativity(E=MC^2). In the 1920's, Einstein embarked on the construction of unified field theories, although he continued to work on the probabilistic interpretation of quantum theory, and he persevered with this work in America. After his retirement he continued to work towards the unification of the basic concepts of physics, taking the opposite approach, geometrisation, to the majority of physicists.

These are some of famous scientists today. Without them, we would'nt have the tecnology today. This is why we should respect these scientists for coming up with these theories and inventions.

Weapons based on science:

The atomic bomb.
The Atomic Bomb was first used on Hiroshima, Japan 1945 to end the secon world war. It is a uranium gun-type wepon that ahd a codename "Little Boy". The second bomb was on Nagasaki, Japan but this was a plutonium implostion-type that had the codename "Fat Man". Usually there are more deaths from radiation sickness the the actual explotion. After the two bombings, there have been over 2,000 nuclear weapons detonated due to testing and demonstration purposes.

The Sonar (sound navigation and ranging)
The sonar was first invented for the Marines when the submarine was first invented. It is when a tiny beep of sound is generated and it travels miles through water. When a solid object is in the water, the sound wave bounces back and the sonar can estimate on how far the object is by how long it takes to get back to the machine. The first sonar was first invented in 1490. It was when a tube was put onto the the wall and an ear was right on top of it. The person would tap the wall sending out a sound wave and count the seconds before they herd a response.