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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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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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Gregor Johann Mendel

1822-1884
Czech Republic
Life Science, Biology

Creating the science of genetics
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Enrico Fermi

1901-1954
Italy
Physics, Chemistry

performed experiments leading to first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction; developed a theory of beta decay that introduced the weak interaction; derived the statistical properties of gases that obey the Pauli exclusion principle
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Descartes

1596-1650
France
Mathematics

Cartesian coordinate system
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Niels Bohr

1885-1962
Denmark
Physics

contributed to quantum theory and to theory of nuclear reactions and nuclear fission
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Ernest Rutherford

1871-1937
New Zealand
Physics, Chemistry

theorized existence of the atomic nucleus based on results of the alpha-scattering experiment performed by Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden;
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Max Planck

1858-1947
Germany
Physics

formulated the quantum theory; explained wavelength distribution of blackbody radiation
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Nikola Tesla

1857-1943
Serbia
Physics

created alternating current
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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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