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Scientists that altered the course of history

Science is a field of development and continuous updating and through history, some minds were special and added to science more than others, and these scientists took their fields to the next level and helped to establish the present as we know it. Albert Einstein made history with theories and generally looked at as the greatest mind in the last century, Galileo Galilei with his discoveries in the middle ages that were later confirmed by science and his conflict with the church, Stephen Hawking and his explanation of the black hole. All these great names and more to know their history and stories.

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Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei
Saturday Feb 15, 1564 to Wednesday Jan 8, 1642

Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaulti de Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath, from Pisa. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of the scientific method", and the "father of modern science".

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Lothar Meyer

Lothar Meyer
Thursday Aug 19, 1830 to Thursday Apr 11, 1895

Julius Lothar Meyer (19 August 1830 – 11 April 1895) was a German chemist. He was one of the pioneers in developing the earliest versions of the periodic table of the chemical elements. Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev (his chief rival) and he had both worked with Robert Bunsen. Meyer never used his first given name, and was known throughout his life simply as Lothar Meyer.

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Albrecht Kossel

Albrecht Kossel
Friday Sep 16, 1853 to Tuesday Jul 5, 1927

Ludwig Karl Martin Leonhard Albrecht Kossel was a German biochemist and pioneer in the study of genetics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1910 for his work in determining the chemical composition of nucleic acids, the genetic substance of biological cells.

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Max Planck

Max Planck
Friday Apr 23, 1858 to Saturday Oct 4, 1947

Karl Ernst Ludwig Marx Planck was a German theoretical physicist whose discovery of energy quanta won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

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Willem Einthoven

Willem Einthoven
Monday May 21, 1860 to Thursday Sep 29, 1927

Willem Einthoven (21 May 1860 – 29 September 1927) was a Dutch physician and physiologist. He invented the first practical electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) in 1895 and received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1924 for it ("for the discovery of the mechanism of the electrocardiogram").

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
Friday Mar 14, 1879 to Monday Apr 18, 1955

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.

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Severo Ochoa

Severo Ochoa
Sunday Sep 24, 1905 to Monday Nov 1, 1993

Severo Ochoa de Albornoz (24 September 1905 – 1 November 1993) was a Spanish physician and biochemist, and joint winner of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Arthur Kornberg.

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking
Wednesday Jan 7, 1942 to Tuesday Mar 13, 2018

Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.

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