In every Generation, there’s a gem. A legend, far beyond the ordinary. Most times we call them weird, we can’t understand them. ‘Where did you drop from?’, we ask. Without these gems, we would still send letters from state to state, and wait months for a reply. Communication between countries would still be impossible. We would still take the town bell around the country to announce the town hall meeting. Even worse, we’d still ride camels; even to Galas! Life, simply, would be unimaginably difficult. These legends are called scientists and to them we owe the ease of everyday.
Here is a few of them and what makes them important to our existence in no particular order.
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthrope, England in the year 1643. He is popular for the law of gravity. He loved making different toys and windmills but was a bad student.
Sir Isaac Newton explained the theory of gravity by inventing calculus, which was the only thing that has been able to explain it. Calculus also became a mathematical theory. He explained gravitation pull with the sun, moon and earth.
The reflecting telescope was also invented by Newton. Lastly, Newtons laws are very relevant in mechanics, optics and chemistry. At 84, he died in 1727.
The world class genius Albert Einstein was born on 1879 in his hometown, Ulm. His brain capacity has brought him to a level of limelight where he is acknowledged at the greatest scientist ever.
Physics can not forget Einstein and neither can it exist without him. He is considered to be the father of modern physics with his indispensable contribution to the field.
There were many scientists in the 20th century, but Albert Einstein stands out. One of his works that reshaped the field of physics is the Theory of Relativity. Even CERN scientists were stunned at his work.
He was a major contributor to the science that has revolutionarized the world of science and its impact on the world. He won the Nobel Prize in 1921 and died as the greatest physicist the world has ever seen on 1955 in Princeton.
Nikola Tesla is particularly unique because he is vast. He was born in Serbia on 1856. He is a genius with a well of knowledge that no one knows the depths of. He could do so many things and he could do them so well. He could speak 8 different languages, memorize a book and recite it after knew reading, recreate a piece of technology after seeing it once and much more.
Tesla was one of the greatest inventors of all time, creating everything he needed through his life but never for commercial purposes. His inventions were later copied by other scientists and reinvented such as the radio, X-rays, RADAR, etc. Although some were not copies – like the AC Current which Thomas Edison later invented – he still made them before anybody else.
Some of his work included the first hydroelectricity plant, cryogenic engineering, transistors, outer space radio wave recorder, remote control, neon lightening, modern electric motor, earthquake machine etc.
After living a totally celibate life, he died alone in an hotel room in 1943.
There were other inventors and many are still rising. However, it can be said that the greatest were the first set of scientists.