Breakthroughs in Science

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  • May 24, 1543

    Not at the center

    Not at the center
    Nicholas Copernicus determines that Earth is not at the center of the universe. He knows for years, but doesn't publish his findings until just before he dies in 1543
  • Father of Modern Science

    Father of Modern Science
    Galileo Galiliei dies. He is known as the father of modern science. Galileo risked his life to support and expand on the findings of Nicholas Copernicus. He is also known as the father of physics and is an important figure in the understanding of astronomy.
  • Newton explains it all... well most of it.

    Newton explains it all... well most of it.
    Newton discovers the laws of motion. He discovers the theory of gravity. He develops calculus. Some call him the most influential scientist who ever lived.
  • Faraday's findings

    Faraday's findings
    Michael Faraday dies but not before making several important scientific breakthroughs in electromagnetism and electrochemistry.
  • They might call you Einstein

    They might call you Einstein
    If people think you're really smart or .... not so smart. But you've a long way to go to reach Albert Einstein's level. Albert died in 1955. He formulates the theory of relativity, wins the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, and tells us that E = mc2.
  • What's smaller than an atom?

    What's smaller than an atom?
    A quark of course Murray Gell-Mann wins the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1969 for discovering quarks. Quarks are the building blocks of atoms. Gell-Mann is now 82 and holds at least three jobs! He is a physics professor at the University of New Mexico, Cal Tech, and the University of Southern California.