discovered/invented | Scientist |

Credited with the most accurate astronomical observations of his time. Work used by his contemporary, Kepler | |

Principle states that for an inviscid flow, an increase in the speed of the fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in pressure or a decrease in the fluid's potential energy | |

Best known for his theorem regarding right triangles. | |

He derived the transformation equations subsequently used by Albert Einstein to describe space and time. | |

Developed chemical thermodynamics; introduced concepts of free energy and chemical potential | |

A famous example of his leadership in mathematics is his 1900 presentation of a collection of problems that set the course for much of the mathematical research of the 20th century | |

Path integral formulation of quantum field theory | |

Creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements | |

Author of the astronomical treatise now known as the Almagest | |

Invented infinitesimal calculus independently of Newton | |

Developed empirical formula to describe hydrogen spectrum | |

'No physical theory of local hidden variables can ever reproduce all of the predictions of quantum mechanics.' | |

His limit describes the maximum mass of a white dwarf star. | |

Cat thought experiment | |

Discovered splitting of spectral lines in a strong magnetic field | |

Credited with the law of refraction | |

Significant contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations | |

Mathematical basis for computer | |

French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. He was also co-editor with Denis Diderot of the Encyclopédie. | |

Invented a form of symbolic logic in which 'true' or 'false' are the only two greatest possible values | |

Formulated the general theory of elasticity in a mathematically usable form (1821) | |

Developed the principle of least action of classical mechanics | |

Pilot wave interpretation of quantum mechanics | |

Navier-_______ Equation for fluid dynamics | |

Controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry | |

Proved the stability of the solar system. He also put the theory of mathematical probability on a sound footing. | |

Francis Crick acknowledged him as the 'father of molecular biology' | |

Discovered a relationship between trigonometric functions and complex exponentials. | |

Demonstrated existence of the electron | |

In 1967 invented the twistor theory which maps geometric objects in Minkowski space into the 4-dimensional complex space with the metric signature (2,2). | |

Incompleteness Theorem | |

Uncertainty Principle | |

Matter waves | |

Preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century | |

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