Profile of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking sitting in a wheelchair.

Stephen Hawking is a name that almost everyone in the science community is familiar with. His work has been revolutionary in theoretical physics, changing the way scientists see the history of the universe. He is also responsible for the huge strides made by the scientific community towards having a better understanding of … Read more

The Profile of Anders Celsius

Headshot of Anders Celsius

Born in 1701, Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer, mathematician, and physicist. He is known for his many notable observatories in France, Italy, and Germany. He is also the founder of the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory and proposed the Centigrade temperature scale in 1742. The observations and contributions of Anders Celsius continue to … Read more

The Profile of Georg Ohm

Georg Simon Ohm

George Simon Ohm was a German physicist and mathematician born in 1789.  Serving as a school teacher, Simon began his research on the new electrochemical cell, which was invented by an Italian scientist Alessandro Volta.  As a result, he came up with his own equipment, which led to one of the most … Read more

The Profile of Amadeo Avogadro

Amadeo Avogadro 1856

Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro, Count of Quaregna and Cerreto was an Italian scientist born in 1776. He is mostly known for his contribution to molecular theory, which is now known as Avogadro’s Law. Initially, his theory did not receive any attention but later on, it caught up with the scientists of … Read more

The Profile of Henry Cavendish

Picture and signature of the noted natural philosopher, Henry Cavendish

Henry Cavendish was an English natural philosopher and a theoretical and experimental chemist and physicist. He is mostly known for discovering hydrogen, which is today known as “inflammable air”. Personally, Cavendish was a shy man with great accuracy and precision highlighted in his experiments related to atmospheric air composition, properties of different … Read more

The Profile of James Watt

James Watt, a Scottish inventor and scientist

Born in 1736, James Watt was a Scottish inventor, chemist, and mechanical engineer. He was one of the most acclaimed individuals of his time mostly credited for improving Thomas Newcomen’s 1712 Newcomen steam engine and coming up with his Watt steam engine in 1776.  The Watt steam engine was fundamental to the … Read more

The Profile of William Herschel

William Herschel01

Frederick William Herschel mostly known as William Herschel was a German astronomer and composer of music. He migrated to Great Britain in 1757 when was nineteen. William Herschel was known for many scientific achievements such as constructing the first large telescope in 1774. He spent many years surveying the sky and stars.  … Read more

The Profile of Daniel Bernoulli

Portrait of Daniel Bernoulli, around 1720-1725

Born in 1700, Daniel Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician and physicist. He belonged to the Bernoulli family from Basel and was amongst the family’s most prominent mathematicians. He is known for his applications of mathematics to mechanics especially fluid mechanics and pioneering work in statistics and probability.  The Bernoulli principle is also … Read more