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The Greatest Scientists

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Century: 19th

# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Thomas Edison

1847-1931
USA
Inventions

inventor with the most patents;invented electric light bulb, movie camera, flouroscope, re-chargeable battery, phonograph
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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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Gregor Johann Mendel

1822-1884
Czech Republic
Life Science, Biology

Creating the science of genetics
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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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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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George Boole

1815-1864
United Kingdom
Mathematics, Computer science

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

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