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1689 Sir Isaac Newton portrait young Featured Scientists Print

1689 Sir Isaac Newton portrait young

Sir Isaac Newton ( 4 January 1643 -31 March 1727). English physicist and mathematician. 18th Century Mezzotint portrait after the painting by Sir Godfrey Kneller 1689, with later colouring. It shows Newton in his prime and is the earliest of the portraits. Newton is famous for his laws of motion and gravitation and remains one of the greatest scientists of all time. His opus magnus was his "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica". Other pursuits included optical physics, alchemy, religious and occult investigation, and preventing forgery while superintendant of the Royal Mint. He was widely viewed as an eccentric genius, but his human remains indicated mercury poisoning from his alchemy may have contributed to his instability. This version retains yellow age toning of original and is in the possession of the photographer

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1835 Reverend William Whewell Portrait Featured Scientists Print

1835 Reverend William Whewell Portrait

The Reverend William Whewell, a lithographed sketch made by E.U. Fiddis 1835, printed by Sirel. Whewell was a polymath and leading light at Cambridge during Darwin's time there. Darwin recalled in his autobiography walking home with him from Professor Henslow's study on various occasions. He is said to have been an intimidating figure to the undergraduates. His "Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences" was a highly influential work on the method of science. Whewell also coined such words as "scientist", "cathode" and "anode" and his interests spanned many disciplines. He was an opponent of evolution however, his "Indications of the Creator" (1845) expressly aimed to undo the harm the popularity of Chamber's "Vestiges of Creation" was seen to have done. Whewell opposed Darwin's theory of evolution and wrote politely to say so upon receipt of a complimentary copy in January 1860

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Marie Curie, Polish-French physicist Featured Scientists Print

Marie Curie, Polish-French physicist

Marie Curie (1867-1934, nee Marya Sklodowska), Polish-French physicist. With her husband Pierre, she isolated the radioactive elements polonium and radium in 1898. Marie won the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for this work. She had previously been awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics (with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel) for her work on radioactivity. She held the chair of physics at the Sevres Higher Normal School for Girls, working there from 1900-6. Following the death of Pierre in 1906, she became assistant professor at the Sorbonne, Paris, and then full professor in 1908. Photograph by Eugene Pirou, Parisian photographer who was active at the end of the 19th century

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