Mini Profiles: 20 Scientists

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Niels Bohr
(1885-1962)
Country of birth 
Model he helped develop 
Worked on this World War II nuclear project 
Son who received the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics 
Nicolaus Copernicus
(1473-1543)
Country of birth 
Primary field of work 
Heliocentric model placed this at universe's centre 
Attended university in this domestic city 
Marie Curie
(1867-1931)
Country of birth 
Husband's first name 
Element she first isolated in 1910 
Field of her first Nobel Prize in 1903 
Charles Darwin
(1809-1882)
Country of birth 
Ship he voyaged on 
Theory described in 'On the Origin of Species' 
Role he occupied on his five-year maritime journey 
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519)
Country of birth 
City of origin 
Famous diagram showing a man with outstretched limbs 
His Mona Lisa painting is on display in this museum 
Thomas Edison
(1847-1931)
Country of birth 
Nicknamed the Wizard of here 
1877 sound-recording invention 
City home to his first power station 
Albert Einstein
(1879-1955)
Country of birth 
Year of his Nobel Prize 
What the 'c' in his equation E=mc² stands for 
Declined Presidency of this country 
Michael Faraday
(1791-1867)
Country of birth 
What a farad measures 
Eponymous closed structure he invented in 1836 
He isolated and identified this organic compound in 1825 
Alexander Fleming
(1881-1955)
Country of birth 
1922 accidental discovery 
Type of organism he was studying at the time 
Served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during this war 
Galileo Galilei
(1564-1642)
Country of birth 
1609 invention 
Discovered four moons of this planet in 1610 
Accused of heresy by this organisation in 1632 
Stephen Hawking
(1942-present)
Country of birth 
Professor at this university 
Bestselling science book, 'A Brief History of ____' 
Calculated that this cosmic object should emit radiation 
Antoine Lavoisier
(1743-1794)
Country of birth 
Element he named in 1778 
Helped construct this system of measurement 
Executed by this method in 1794 
Gregor Mendel
(1822-1884)
Country of birth 
Science he founded 
Demonstrated inheritance in this plant 
He was a friar of this Catholic religious order 
Dmitri Mendeleev
(1834-1907)
Country of birth 
Symbol of mendelevium 
Credited with inventing this chemistry aid 
Element he predicted and called ekaboron 
Isaac Newton
(1642-1727)
Country of birth 
Subject of his three laws 
Fruit that reputedly inspired his theory of gravity 
Shares credit with Leibniz for this invention 
Alfred Nobel
(1833-1896)
Country of birth 
1867 mining invention 
Brother credited with creating Russian oil industry 
Discipline of the award given 'in memory of Alfred Nobel' 
Louis Pasteur
(1822-1895)
Country of birth 
Process he invented 
One of two diseases he created first vaccine for 
Regarded as a founder of this biological discipline 
Ivan Pavlov
(1849-1936)
Country of birth 
Eldest of this many children 
Animal he used widely in 'conditioning' experiments 
Discipline he received a Nobel Prize for in 1904 
Nikola Tesla
(1856-1943)
Country of birth 
Eponymous 1891 invention 
Made contributions to the design of this current type 
The Tesla is the SI derived unit of this 
James Watson
(1928-present)
Country of birth 
Partnered this scientist 
Discovered the double helix structure of this molecule 
Female scientist whose data was used without permission 

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