Inventors/Intel achei

  1. Francis Bacon
    • English philosopher
    • formalized empiricism, Baconian method(similar to scientific method)
  2. Tycho Brahe
    • Danish astronomer, precise instruments b4 telescope
    • observed heavens and swept away unchanging sky myths
  3. Nicolaus Copernicus
    • Polish astronomer, heliocentric (sun-centered) theory of universe
    • discovered planets revolved around sun; earth not the center of the universe
  4. Rene Descartes
    • French mathematician, formulated analytic geometry
    • believed scientific laws could be found by deductive reasoning
    • leader in math and physics
  5. Leonardo da Vinci
    • worked with solar power
    • outlined plate tectonics theory, helicopter idea
    • studied anatomy, osmosis, and engineering
  6. Thomas Edison
    American inventor, invented kinetoscope making motion pics possible, light bulb, phonograph, and communicative devices
  7. Galileo Galilei
    • Italian physicist, mathematician, philosopher
    • "father of science"
    • investigated gravity and the basic law of falling bodies
  8. Johannes Gutenberg
    • German goldsmith and printer
    • invented moveable type->modern book printing possible
  9. Johannes Kepler
    • German mathematician and astronomer
    • elliptical orbit
  10. Isaac Newton
    • English physicist, mathematician, astronomer
    • principle of universal gravitation and laws of motion
  11. Eli Whitney
    • American inventor
    • Cotton gin->cotton industry profitable
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Inventors/Intel achei
Inventors/Intel achei