Since childhood, you must have heard of revolutionary scientists like Newton, Galileo, Einstein, etc. Today, we will be uncovering these scientists of different ages.
If we talk about history, there have been many great and revolutionary scientists. Some of them are very famous, but there are a few names that nobody knows about.
The people who leave an impact on this world, whether in their lives or not, are said to be revolutionary scientists. Even if someone leaves a massive impact in their field, it affects the world.
Some honorable names that are mentioned in this blog post are: Galileo Galilei, who developed classical physics; Isaac Newton, who transformed physics by three laws; Antonie Lavoisier, who developed modern chemistry; Albert Einstein, who started quantum mechanics; Alan Turing, who made algorithms; and Stephen Hawking, who developed a unified theory of physics.
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Revolutionary Scientists Transforming the World
When we talk about revolutionary scientists, we must talk about the influence that they left on the rest of the world. Scientists spend most of their lives working for something that does not affect them directly or indirectly.
In this blog post, we will be going to discuss all of these scientists and their work in the most concise way possible. We will be discussing three scientists from three eras, so we will be covering most of the scientists.
Let us start our conversation with the top revolutionary scientists who transformed their field and eventually the entire world through their incredible work.
Chapter 1: The Discoverers of Modern Science (16th–17th Century)
The beginning of modern science happened around the 16th century, after Copernicus gave the idea that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun. This opened up the gateway to thinking and discoveries. Overall, this was the era of physics and astronomy, as most discoveries and revolutions began in those fields.
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543)
As we have discussed in a previous blog post, Copernicus gave the heliocentric model, and the Copernican revolution began. This was the first time people started to wonder what else they were thinking wrong.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
He was the first scientist to develop a telescope and prove Copernicus’s theory. He introduced laws of motion and scientific methods. So basically, Galileo introduced and started the beginning of classical mechanics.
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
After so much work on astronomy, there was not enough evidence and laws to support the theories. So Johannes Kepler built a very powerful telescope. And after observing the motion of planets, he gave the laws of planetary motion.
Isaac Newton (1643–1727)
If we are talking about revolutionary scientists and we miss out on Sir Isaac Newton, then that would be a great theft. He introduced the proper laws of motion and discovered gravity. This was a huge leap for mankind. His discoveries and theories developed modern physics.
Chapter 2: Era of Enlightenment (18th–19th Century)
In the 18th century, things took a little bit of a turn. There were not many major revolutionary scientists, but still, there were enough to have a massive impact on the entire world. Let us discuss them all one by one.
Antoine Lavoisier (1743–1794)
Marie Curie (1867–1934)
Marie Curie is the only female scientist who has done some exceptional work. She developed X-rays and discovered radium and polonium. She even won a Nobel Prize in 1911.
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943)
Arguably one of the greatest scientists and inventors to ever live on Earth,. He revolutionized the world by inventing alternating current (A.C.) and providing electricity to this world. Just because of him, you are watching all of this advancement in the field of technology.
Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
Albert Einstein is probably the only scientist to reach the same level of fame as Newton. He proved classical theories wrong and established quantum mechanics. He gave his famous theory of relativity and gave a new idea about the mass and energy relationship (E=mc2).
Chapter 3: The Modern Era (20th–21st Centuries)
In this modern era, everything has been revolutionized. There is not a single field in which we would say all of the advancements occurred. This is the era of technology, medicine, and physics.
Alan Turing (1912–1954)
He is considered to be the father of modern computer science. He came up with the idea of algorithms and developed a machine that decoded Nazi Germany’s messages during World War II. There is a complete movie called The Turing Machine based on his life experience.
Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958)
Probably the major advancement in the field of medicine is the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). This helped humanity a lot, as it opened a doorway to many medicines and drugs that will save millions of lives.
Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)
Among the greatest scientists, he was the most recent one. He discovered that black holes emit radiation called Hawking radiation. He also developed the unified theory of physics. He changed our understanding of the universe by his theories.
Concluding the Revolutionary Scientists
That was our list of the great revolutionary scientists in three chapters of different ages. There are many more who have contributed in any small way possible. But unfortunately, it is impossible to mention each and every scientist.
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