discovered/invented | Scientist |

Discovered radio waves and the photoelectric effect | |

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

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

Developed new methods of classical/analytical mechanics | |

widely known for developing the basis of Absolute Zero | |

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

Double slit experiment | |

Model of the atom | |

Invented infinitesimal calculus independently of Newton | |

His contributions include the discovery of the cell nucleus and cytoplasmic streaming. | |

Credited with double helix structure of DNA | |

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

Developed second law of thermodynamics, a statement that the entropy of the Universe always increases. | |

Figurehead of the new science of genetics for his study of the inheritance of certain traits in pea plants | |

He gave the earliest public lecture on the principles behind the laser and the maser and developed the first gravitational wave detectors | |

Developed the principle of least action of classical mechanics | |

He created the first vaccine for rabies | |

Discovered argon; explained how light scattering is responsible for red color of sunset and blue color of sky | |

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

Described a convenient tabular presentation for binomial coefficients | |

Pilot wave interpretation of quantum mechanics | |

Creation of a theory of radioactivity | |

Originated the concept of a programmable computer | |

Patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution and the AC motor | |

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

Predicted the existence of antimatter by combining quantum mechanics with special relativity | |

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 | |

Founded analytic geometry, the bridge between algebra and geometry. | |

Preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century | |

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

Discovery of penicillin launched the modern era of antibiotics | |

First heliocentric model of the solar system | |