1643 – 1727
Sir Isaac Newton is considered one of the most influential scientists of all time and a pioneer in the scientific revolution. His contributions to astronomy and physics laid the ground work for the way we understand the universe today.
- His law of universal gravitation states that every mass in the universe attracts every other mass.
- His involvement in the creation of calculus allowed calculations that modeled the behavior of the universe more accurately than ever before.
- Using Kepler’s law of planetary motion and his gravitational theory, Newton demonstrated that the same natural forces are responsible for the motion of the earth and other celestial bodies.