Who are some famous scientists and what are their contributions to the fields of science?
All the winners of the Nobel Prize are, of course, extremely important scientists.
Here are a few examples:
- Sigmund Freud (discovery of Integrated Trinity) - Germany, born in Czechoslovakia
- Alfred Nobel (discovery of dynamite) - Sweden
- Nikola Tesla (electricity field) - Slovenia
- Albert Einstein (Theory of relativity) - Germany
- Karl Jung (discovery of second personality of alcoholics = Alter/ego)
- Gregor Mendel (discovery of genes)
- Isaac Newton (Laws of Gravity)
- William Perkin (chemist who invented the first synthetic dye, mauveine) - Britain
- Herman Mark (The father of polymer chemistry) - Austrian Jew
- Otto Bayer - German scientist who invented polyurethane. (He's not related to the Bayer family that started the chemical company he worked for.)
- Otto Rohm and Otto Haas - German scientists who invented acrylate polymers. These are used for things like Plexiglas and the plastic layer of safety glass.
- Leo Baekeland - Belgian scientist who invented two things: prepackaged photo paper; and phenolic plastic. The photo paper made him rich; the phenolic made him immortal.
- Agapito Flores - Philippine inventor of the fluorescent lamp.
- Fe Del Mundo - Philippine inventor of the incubator.
- Eduardo San Juan - Philippine inventor of the lunar rover.
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