PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN
many outstanding people in Great Britain. Britain produced statesmen, thinkers,
explorers, musicians, writers, scientists and other people who are well known
around the world.
one of the greatest men in the history of science was born in a little village
in the middle of the 17th century. He studied math at Cambridge University.
Newton's contribution to physics, astronomy and math is so great that, he may
be considered the founder of the mordent mathematics and physics. He discovered
the law of motion and the universal law of gravitation. He studied the nature
of light and colour and came to the conclusion that white colour consists of
many different colours known as spectrum. He died when he was 84 and was burred
at Westminster Abbey.
Charles Darwin was born in the
beginning of the 19th century. He was a great biologist. He created a new
theory of evolution. Once there were only simple organisms living in the seas,
hundreds millions of years they have developed to produce all the different
kinds of animals and plants we knew today.
Michael Faraday was born at the end of
the 17th century. He was interested in electricity very much and spent long
months studying this strange force. He discovered that electricity passed from
the magnet to the wires and cowbell becomes a strong electric current.
So he opened many laws of electricity and magnetism.
Lord Rutherford the great pioneer of
nuclear physics received the Nobel Prize in 1908 for his investigations into
decay of elements of chemistry of radiated substances.
Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin