Important Scientist

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  1. Becquerel, Antoine
    1788-1878
    French
    Discovered radioactivity
  2. Copernicus, Nicolaus
    (Polish)
    • founded modern astronomy
    • declared that the sun is the center of the uninverse
  3. Curie, Marie and Pierre
    (French)
    discovered radium polonium
  4. Darwin, Charles
    (English)
    natural selection, theory of evolution
  5. Einstein, Albert
    (German)
    theory of relativity
  6. Fermi, Enrico
    (Italian-American)
    • radioactivity
    • chain reactions
    • H-bomb
  7. Fleming, Sir Alexander
    (British)
    discovered penicillin
  8. Galen
    (ancient Greek)
    • physician
    • studied personalily
  9. Galileo
    (Italian)
    • astronomer and physicist
    • laws of gravity
  10. Gauss, Carl Frederick
    (German)
    • mathematician and astronomer
    • invented electric telegraph
  11. Herschel, Sir Fredrick William
    (British)
    astronomer
  12. Hippocrates
    (ancient Greek)
    • physician
    • father of medicine
  13. Jenner, Edwards
    (British)
    • physician
    • cowpox vaccine
  14. Lamarck, Chevalier de
    ( French)
    • naturalist
    • theory of inheritance and acquired characteistics
  15. Linnaeus, Carolus
    (Swedish)
    devised system of classifying living organisms
  16. Lister, Joseph
    (Bristish)
    • surgeon
    • promoted actiseptic methods
  17. Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich
    (Soviet)
    • geneticist
    • follower of Lamarck
    • led to demise of Soviet biology
  18. Mendel, Gregor
    (Austrian)
    • botanist
    • transmission of characteristics in plants(genetics)
  19. Pasteur, Louis
    (French)
    • chemist
    • germ theory
    • use of heat to destroy bacteria
  20. Ptolemy
    (Egypian)
    • astronomer
    • geocentric theory of solar system
  21. Rutherford, Ernest
    (British)
    • physicist
    • radioactivity
  22. Sabin, Albert
    (American)
    developed oral vaccine against polio
  23. Salk, Jonas
    (American)
    developed first vaccine against polio
  24. Watson, James and Crick, Francis
    (American)
    • biophysicists
    • discovered structure of DNA molecule (double helix)

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