German Theoretical Physicist; Theory of Relativity

Lucasian Professor of Mathematics; 'Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica'

Greek mathematician; discovered the principles of density and buoyancy; Eureka!

Polish Astronomer; heliocentric model of the solar system; De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium

First person to use a telescope to study the night sky; Discovered moons of Jupiter and Saturn's rings

First to observe galaxies beyond Milky Way; discovered the expansion of the universe

British astronomer who discovered the comet that now bears his name

Mathematician who deduced the sum of the squares of a right angled triangle is equal to the square of the hypotenuse

Austrian who discovered the apparent shift in wavelength and frequency that occurs as the source of a wave moves nearer or further from the observer

Mathematician/philosopher who invented the system of coordinates influential in modern calculus; 'I think, therefore I am'

Cryptologist who made a large contribution towards the modern concept of computing; Colossus

Physicist who made significant contributions to quantum theory; Thought experiment featuring a cat

Nurse whose work with public health data led to advancement in statistics; First person to use a pie chart

Physicist who discovered the concept of electromagnetic induction; Built the first dynamo

Mathematician whose work 'Elements' defined the rudiments of geometry and the properties of numbers; 'Father of Geometry'

Physicist whose work on thermodynamics (black body radiation) led to the development of quantum theory

Lucasian Professor of Mathematics designed the first programmable computer, a mechanical device called a difference engine

Physicist who worked on quantum theory; his 'Uncertainity Principle' relating to the position or direction of an electron

Clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum; gave his name to a unit of pressure

Discoverer of Uranus; given the title of Kings Astronomer by George III

Astronomer who formulated the geocentric model of the universe in the second century; Work called 'Almagest' (The Great Treatise)

Discoverer of alpha and beta radiation; in 1911 deduced atomic structure must contain a dense nucleus at its centre

Combined quantum theory with the concept of atomic structure; Proposed the modern model of atomic structure with electrons orbiting a nucleus

Discovered the law of elasticity describing the relationship between tension and elasticity in a spring

## Show Comments