3 Minds that have Changed Our World

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  • THE SCIENTIST:3 BRIGHT MINDS THAT HAVECHANGED OUR WORLD

    Exploring the contributions and ideasthat shaped life as we know it.

    A Review by Beau Peelle

    http://beaupeelle.net/

  • A S h o c k i n g A l t e r n a t i v e

    Nikola Tesla

  • This Croatian inventor was born in 1856, andhad a long passion for invention. He moved to

    America in 1884, and later received funding forthe Tesla Electric light Company. His biggest

    contribution was the development of thealternating current, a more efficient way of

    transmitting electric currents.

  • NicolausCopernicus

  • Before Copernicus came along, people believed that the Earth was the

    stationary center of the universe, and other celestial bodies revolved

    around it. But when Copernicus was working on improving the

    calendar, he discovered otherwise. In "On the Revolutions of the Celestial

    Spheres", he argued that the planets- including Earth- rotate about their

    own axes and revolve around the sun.

  • MarieCurieThank her for your X - ray

  • Marie Curie met her husband, Pierre, at the Sorbonne and married in 1895.

    Three years later, they discoveredplutonium and radium. Their researchmade them co-recipients of the NobelPrize in Physics in 1903. Curie was also

    the first woman to teach at theSorbonne, and won another Nobel

    Prize in 1911, this time for chemistry.