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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Joseph Fourier

1768-1830
France
Physics, Mathematics

established the differential equation governing heat diffusion and solved it by devising an infinite series of sines and cosines capable of approximating a wide variety of functions
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Benjamin Franklin

1706-1790
USA
Physics, Inventions

the first American physicist; discovered electricity and invented the Franklin stove
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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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Robert Boyle

1627-1691
Ireland
Physics, Chemistry

Father of Modern Chemistry; Boyles Law
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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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Alfred Nobel

1833-1896
Sweden
Chemistry, Inventions

Invention of dynamite, Nobel Prize
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Louis Pasteur

1822-1895
France
Biology, Microbiology

food preparing process known as pasteurization; he also developed a vaccination for anthrax and rabies
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Pierre de Fermat

1601-1665
France
Mathematics

Fermat's Last Theorem
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Leonard Euler

1707-1783
Switzerland
Physics, Mathematics

made fundamental contributions to fluid dynamics, lunar orbit theory (tides), and mechanics; also contributed prolifically to all areas of classical mathematics
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Alessandro Volta

1745-1827
Italy
Physics, Chemistry

pioneer in study of electricity; invented the first electric battery

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