Famous Scientists Interactive
Human beings have been studying the world around them for thousands of years. Here are some of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions have been vital in contributing to our understanding of the Universe we live in.
20 physicists who revolutionized ...
20 physicists who revolutionized our understanding of the world.
Albert Einstein Biographical
Einstein always appeared to have a clear view of the problems of physics and the determination to solve them. He had a strategy of his own and was able to visualize the main stages on the way to his goal. He regarded his major achievements as mere stepping-stones for the next advance.
Einstein's equation E=mc² pops up on everything from baseball caps to bumper stickers. It's even the title of a 2008 Mariah Carey album. But what does Albert Einstein's famous relativity equation really mean?
Albert Einstein Quotes
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
Stephen Hawking Videos - Discovery
Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time. Check out these cool Stephen Hawking videos from Discovery now.
Stephen Hawking Biography
Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. At an early age, Hawking showed a passion for science and the sky. At age 21, while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Despite his debilitating illness, he has done ground-breaking work in physics and cosmology, and his several books have helped to make science accessible to everyone.
Da Vinci's 10 Best Ideas
Da Vinci helped revolutionize science. And sometimes he just dreamed up fanciful concepts. Always, he thought in ways no one else had.
Da Vinci Clue for Heart Surgeon
A UK heart surgeon has pioneered a new way to repair damaged hearts after being inspired by artist Leonardo da Vinci's medical drawings.
The Drawings of Da Vinci
An ever-growing collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci's Anatomical Drawings
Leonardo has long been recognised as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, but he was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy. He intended to publish his ground-breaking work in a treatise on anatomy, and had he done so his discoveries would have transformed European knowledge of the subject.
Neil deGrasse Tyson - Big Think
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.
50 Awesome Quotes deGrasse Tyson
Dr. Tyson’s passion for science and space is infectious. He’s a brilliant speaker with a quick wit and fierce intelligence. His Twitter stream is geeky, humorous, and wildly entertaining. With thousands of tweets to his 318,000+ followers, Dr. Tyson is on a mission to spread the awesomeness of science and wonderment.
Michio Kaku Theoretical Physicist
Michio Kaku is a futurist, popularizer of science, and theoretical physicist, as well as a bestselling author and the host of two radio programs. He is the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory.
Louis Pasteur Biography
Scientist Louis Pasteur came up with the food preparing process known as pasteurization; he also developed a vaccination for anthrax and rabies.
Sir Alexander Fleming Biography
Alexander Fleming was a doctor and bacteriologist who discovered penicillin, receiving the Nobel Prize in 1945.
Sir Isaac Newton Biography
English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, most famous for his law of gravitation, was instrumental in the scientific revolution of the 17th century.
The Language Newton Invented
All generations that came after Isaac Newton would benefit from his innovations, but none of them would ever speak his universal language.
Galileo Galilei Biography
Italian scientist and scholar Galileo made pioneering observations that laid the foundation for modern physics and astronomy.
"... the ways by which men arrive at knowledge of the celestial things are hardly less wonderful than the nature of these things themselves" Kepler
Nicolaus Copernicus Biography
Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus identified the concept of a heliocentric solar system, in which the sun, rather than the earth, is the center of the solar system.
Top Ten Unsung Geniuses
For these scientists, success and fame did not come in equal measure.