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The Greatest Scientists

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Country: United Kingdom

# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Isaac Newton

1643-1727
United Kingdom
Physics, Astronomy

developed theories of gravitation and mechanics, and invented differential calculus
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Charles Darwin

1809-1882
United Kingdom
Physics, Biology

Theory of evolution
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James Clerk Maxwell

1831-1879
United Kingdom
Physics

propounded the theory of electromagnetism; developed the kinetic theory of gases
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Alan Turing

1912-1954
United Kingdom
Mathematics, Computer science

Father of computer science; Made several founding contributions to computer science, including the Turing machine computational model, and ACE design. (1936)
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Peter Higgs

1929-
United Kingdom
Physics

proposed with others the Higgs mechanism by which particles are endowed with mass by interacting with the Higgs field, which is carried by Higgs bosons
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Alexander Graham Bell

1847-1922
United Kingdom
Inventions

inventing the first practical telephone
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Michael Faraday

1791-1867
United Kingdom
Physics, Chemistry

discovered electromagnetic induction and devised first electrical transformer
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Robert Hooke

1635-1703
United Kingdom
Physics, Biology, Chemistry

discovered Hooke's law of elasticity; Coined the term cell
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George Boole

1815-1864
United Kingdom
Mathematics, Computer science

Boolean algebra; the basis for digital logic and computer science. (1847)
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Charles Babbage

1791-1871
United Kingdom
Computer science, Inventions

Designed the Analytical Engine and built a prototype for a less powerful mechanical calculator. (1822)

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