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Isaac Newton
Joseph Niepce
Alfred Nobel
Emmy Noether
John Howard Northrop
Georg Simon Ohm
J. Robert Oppenheimer

Heroes of Science & Technology - Isaac Newton Wall Poster
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Isaac Newton
b. 12-25-1642; Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England
d. 3-20-1727; London

Poster Text: “If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent .” Isaac Newton

Known as one of the greatest scientists of all time Issac Newton was a physicist, mathematician and astronomer. He discovered the law of gravity and created the field of calculus, found that white light is composed of many colors, and developed three standard rules of motion still used today. Newton’s laws of motion and theory of gravitation are cornerstones of modern physics.

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Joseph-Nicephore Niepce French Physicist Credited with Making the World's First Photograph, Giclee Print
Joseph-Nicephore Niepce French Physicist Credited with Making the World's First Photograph,
Giclee Print

Nicephore Niepce, née Joseph
b. 3-7-1765; France
d. 7-5-1833

Nicephore Niepce is considered to have taken the first known photograph in 1825.

He and his brother Claude also invented the world's first internal combustion engine for which they received at patent in 1807 from Napoleon Bonaparte.

The Camera: Inventions That Shaped the World

Portrait of Swedish Engineer and Scientist Alfred Nobel, Inventor of Dynamite, at 30 Years of Age, Giclee Print
Portrait of Swedish Engineer and Scientist Alfred Nobel, Inventor of Dynamite, at 30 Years of Age,
Giclee Print

Alfred Nobel
b. 10-21-1833; Stockholm, Sweden
d. 12-10-1896; Sanremo, Italy

Chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel was the inventor of dynamite. He held 355 different patents and used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium (No, atomic number 102) was named after him.

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Emmy Noether: The Mother of Modern Algebra
Emmy Noether:
The Mother of Modern Algebra

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Emmy Noether
b. 3-23-1882; Erlangen, Germany
d. 4-14-1935; Bryn Mawr, PA

Emmy Noether, described as “the most important woman in the history of mathematics” made groundbreaking contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. In mathematics Noether worked in the theories of rings, fields, and algebras, and in physics the fundamental connection between symmetry and conservation laws.

Einstein said of Noether, “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians, Fräulein Noether was the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.”

John Howard Northrop, American Biochemist, Photographic Print
John Howard Northrop,
Photographic Print

John Howard Northrop
b. 7-5-1891; Yonkers, NY
d. 5-27-1987; Arizona

Biochemist John Howard Northrop shared the 1946 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Wendell Meredith Stanley “for . . . preparation of enzymes and virus proteins in a pure form”.

Georg Simon Ohm, German Physicist, Giclee Print
Georg Simon Ohm
German Physicist,
Giclee Print

Georg Simon Ohm
b. 3-16-1789; Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Bavaria
d. 7-6-1854, Munich

Ohm, a physicist and high school teacher, researched the electrochemical cell (battery) invented by Count Volta (voltage). The result of his experiments was the beginning of electrial circuit analysis. The ohm, the SI unit of electrical impedance or resistance is named after Ohm.

The galvanic circuit investigated mathematically by Georg Simon Ohm

Dr. Robert J. Oppenheimer, Photographic Print, Eisenstaedt
Dr. Robert J. Oppenheimer, Photographic Print


J. Robert Oppenheimer
b. 4-22-1904; New York City, NY
d. 2-18-1967; Princeton, NJ

The first atomic bomb was built by a team of scientists, called the Manhattan Project, headed by the American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.

In 1965 Oppenheimer, in an interview about the Trinity test, the first nuclear explosion, recalled, “We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty, and to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.' I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.”

The first and second nuclear weapons were dropped on Japan by the United States to end World War II.

FYI - Oppenheimer chose the name ‘Trinity’ from poet John Donne's Holy Sonnets.

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