5 great scientists you've probably never heard about
As it turns out, some brilliant minds, whose ideas, inventions and contribution to science changed the world, remained unknown to general public. Here are 5 little-known scientists that definitely deserve your attention.
#1 John Bardeen, an American physicist and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in Physics twice
Bardeen (1908 – 1991) was one of the co-inventors of the first transistor – the device that made possible the existence of almost all the electronics we use today.
#2 Justus von Liebig, the father of the organic chemistry
Liebig (1803 – 1873), a German scientist and educator, invented the laboratory-oriented teaching method, for which he is considered one of the greatest chemistry teachers of all time. Liebig's analysis of organic compounds laid foundation for the fertilizer industry, and his formulation of the law of the minimum became one of the basic principles of agriculture.
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#3 Rosalind Franklin, an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer
Already being a skillful crystallographer, Franklin (1920 – 1958) used X-Ray technics and her experience to study DNA fibers. Franklin and her student Raymond Gosling confirmed that DNA existed in two forms – wet and dry.
#4 Tim Berners-Lee (born 1955) invented the World Wide Web
This English computer scientist and engineer basically invented the Internet. In 1989, he became the first person to implement the communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and server via the internet.
#5 Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter and one of the first computer programmers
Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) was the only legitimate child of famous poet Lord Byron. Highly gifted in mathematics, she thoroughly studied Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, one of the first mechanical computers. Lovelace wrote algorithms for it, which were one of the first algorithms intended to be carried out by a computer.
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