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Francis Crick

Francis Crick

Francis Crick Biography Francis Harry Campton Crick is one of the most influential and brilliant scientific minds of the 20th century. Dabbling in various fields but specifically in physics and microbiology, Francis Crick was a specialist in a highly specialised field. Born 8 June 1916 Francis Crick’s family was certainly no stranger to a high scientific pedigree. His grandfather was ...

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein Albert Einstein Biography Albert Einstein was born into a non-observant Ashkenazi Jewish family on 14 March 1879 in Ulm a city on the River Danube in what was then the Kingdom of Württemberg, in the German Empire. It is now in the German state of ...

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie Marie Curie Biography Maria Sklodowska Curie was born in Warsaw, which was then known as the Russian partition of Poland, on 7 November 1867. Maria was the youngest of five children ...

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Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler

“Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.” – Johannes Kepler. Johannes Kepler Biography Johannes Kepler was born on 27 December 1571 in Well der Stadt, a small town in what is now the Stuttgart region of Germany. He was the fourth child of Heinrich Kepler, a mercenary who left the family when ...

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Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

“It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue. – Charles Babbage. Charles Babbage Biography Often considered the father of computing, Charles Babbage was an 18th-century polymath, meaning he was a person who had expertise in several different subject areas and possessed ...

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Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel

“I ought to be jealous of the tower. She is more famous than I am.” – Gustave Eiffel. Gustave Eiffel Biography Gustave Eiffel was born on 15 December 1832 in the city of Dijon, the historical capital of the Burgundy region of France. His family name is Bönickhausen and that is the name under which his birth was registered, but ...

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Ian McCaskill

Ian McCaskill

“They’re of a certain age, these ladies [His admirers]. You know, past their procreational best.” – Ian McCaskill. Ian McCaskill Biography John Robertson McCaskill, better known as Ian was born on 28 July 1938 in Glasgow, Scotland where he went to secondary school at Queen’s Park. After school, Ian attended the University of Glasgow and studied chemistry and geology. He ...

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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid” – Hedy Lamarr Hedy Lamarr Biography The next time you place a call on your smartphone, use Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi, you might pause and whisper a word of appreciation to Hedwig Kiesler Markey.  She was one of the pioneers of frequency hopping spread spectrum ...

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Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday

“Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.” – Michael Faraday Michael Faraday Biography When reading about Michael Faraday’s early life, it’s hard to believe that he would eventually become one of the most significant scientific minds in history. He was one of the fathers of modern electricity and went on to ...

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Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming

“One sometimes finds what one is not looking for” – Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming Biography If you’ve ever been prescribed penicillin for a cold or another virus, then you have Alexander Fleming to thank.  He is considered the father of modern antibiotics, even though his discovery was made almost completely by accident! Alexander Fleming, or Alec to his family, was ...

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