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QUIZ: Can you name the authors of these notable scientific publications?

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TitleAuthorsPublication (year)
De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres)Nuremberg (1543)
Astronomia Nova (New Astronomy)(1609)
Dialogo dei due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo (Dialogue Concerning the two Chief World Systems)Florence (1632)
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy)London (1687)
A New System of Chemical PhilosophyManchester (1808)
Ueber künstliche Bildung des Harnstoffs (On the Artificial Production of Urea)Annalen der Physik und Chemie 88 (2): 253–256 (1828)
Experimental Researches in ElectricityPhil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., 122, 125-162 (1832)
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural SelectionLondon (1859)
Ueber die Beziehungen der Eigenschaften zu den Atomgewichten der Elemente (The Dependence between the Properties of the Atomic Weights of the Elements)Zeitschrift für Chemie 12: 405–406 (1869)
Cathode RaysPhil. Mag., (5) 44, 293-316 (1897)
TitleAuthorsPublication (year)
Recherches sur les Substances Radioactives (Research on Radioactive Substances)PhD Thesis, Paris (1904)
Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper (On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies)Annalen der Physik 17: 891 (1905)
On a Diffuse Reflection of the Alpha-ParticlesProceedings of the Royal Society of London A 82 (557): 495–500 (1909)
The Nature of the Alpha Particle from Radioactive SubstancesPhil. Mag., (6) 17, 281-286 (1909)
A Relation Between Distance and Radial Velocity Among Extra-Galactic NebulaeProc Natl Acad Sci USA 15 (3): 168–173 (1929)
The Origin of Chemical ElementsPhysical Review 73 (7): 803–804 (1948)
The Amino-Acid Sequence in the Phenylalanyl Chain of Insulin. 1. The Identification of Lower Peptides from Partial HydrolysatesBiochemical Journal 49 (4): 463–481 (1951)
A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic AcidNature 171, 737-738 (1953)
Xenon Hexafluoroplatinate (V) Xe+[PtF6]−Proceedings of the Chemical Society 6, 218 (1962)
Observation of a Rapidly Pulsating Radio SourceNature 217 (5130): 709 (1968)

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