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Kristian Fabricante
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 RichardFeymanThe physicist that Wouk interviewed about making bombs.
 HermanWoukA novelist.
 IsaacNewtonDiscovered calculus. One of the greatest scientists of all time.
 MichaelFaradayAn English scientist.
 Andre-MarieAmpereA founder of the science of classical electromagnetism.
 James ClerkMaxwellA Scottish mathematical physicist.
 HeinrichHertzA man who proved Maxwell's theory of electromagnetic light.
 AlbertEinsteinA theoretical physicist.
 EugeneWignerA Hungarian-American physicist.
 JohannesKeplerThe astronomer.
 PaulDiracThe physicist.
 ThomasJeffersonThe 3rd U.S. President.
 KatherineJohnsonAn African-American mathematician who worked at NASA.
   LASER - Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
1Archimedes A Greek mathematician.
 Ms.StantonSteven's eighth grade math teacher.
 Aristotle A Greek philosopher. Plato's student.
 GiordanoMonkThe renegade monk who was burned alive.
 ZenoOf EleaA brave philosopher during (C.490-430 BCE).
 BertrandRussellA British philosopher.
 Plato An Athenian philosopher.
 ErwinSchrodingerThe Austrian physicist.
 MaxPlanckThe father of quantum theory.
2Plutarch The historian.
 Vitruvius A roman architect.
 Eudoxus The Greek mathematician.
 Pythagoras A Greek philosopher.
 Eratosthenes Archimedes's friend. The librarian at Alexandria.
 LeonardoDa VinciAn Italian polymath.
 GalileoGalileiFather of observational astronomy.
 JamesCameronA Canadian film maker.
 SteveJobsPixar's co-founder.
 Shrek Dreamworks's heroic ogre.
 PeterDeuflhardA German-applied mathematician.
 MartinWeiserA German-applied mathematician.
 StefanZachowA German-applied mathematician.
   CT - Computerized Tomography.
   MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
3TuncTezelThe astrophotographer.
 Aristarchus The ancient Greek astronomer.
 Ptolemy Greek astronomer who modified Aristarchus theory.
 AndreasVesaliusFlemish doctor made findings about human anatomy.
 NicolausCopernicusPublished a theory that the earth moves around the sun.
 GiordanoBrunoAn Italian philosopher.
 Euclid A Greek mathematician.
 MarinaGambaGalileo's wife.
 VirginiaGalileiGalileo and Marina's eldest daughter.
 Maria CelesteGalileiGalileo and Marina's daughter.
 VicenzoVivianiGalileo's first and most devoted biographer.
 ChristiaanHuygensThe inventor of the first pendulum swing.
 BrianJosephsonA man who theorized the Josephson Junction.
 JohnHarrisonThe inventor of Marine Chronometer.
 TychoBraheA Danish man.
 WilliamGilbertAn English physician. Aka: Gilberd.
 ReneDescartesThe French polymath who designated the XYZ for the unknowns.
4Thales The founding father of Greek mythology.
 LiuHuiThe Chinese geometer.
 ZuChongzhiThe man who calculated the pi.
 Alhazen The physicist of the golden age. Aka: Hasan Ibn Al-haytham.
 FrancoisVieteMathematician designated unknown quantities with vowels.
 SimonStevinA man who improved the arithmetic.
 EvangelistaTorricelliGalileo's student.
 BonaventuraCavalieriGalileo's student.
 PierreDe FermatA mathematician. Rene Descartes's rival.
 MarinMersenneA mathematician. Rene Descartes's rival.
 WillebordSnellThe Dutch scientist.
 ThomasHarriotThe English astronomer.
 MarinC. D. ChambreFermat's colleague.
 Gottfried W.LeibnizGerman philosopher. Forerunner for title Father of Calculus.
5BernieSandersThe Senator.
 JohnNapierThe Scottish mathematician.
6LeahStrogatzSteven's daughter.
 UsainBoltAn Olympic athlete.
 PabloPicassoA Spanish painter.
7WilliamHeytesburyA philosopher and logician at Merton College.
 IsaacNewton Sr.Isaac Newton's father.
 HannahNewtonIsaac Newton's mother.
 BarnabasSmithIsaac Newton's step-father.
 WilliamClarkAn apothecary and chemist.
 HenryStokesThe schoolmaster who taught Isaac Latin.
 Jyesthadeva Astronomer at the Kerala School of Mathematics.
 NilakanthaSomayajiAstronomer at the Kerala School of Mathematics.
 MadhavaSangamagramaThe founder of Kerala School of Mathematics.
 ThomasHobbesA political philosopher and second-rate mathematician.
 NicholasMercatorA man who published a book about logarithms in 1668.
 IsaacBarrowThe first lucasian professor.
8JohnCollinsThe mathematical wannabe and impresario.
 GeorgBohrA Danish mathematician.
 HenryOldenburgA promoter of science.
 JohannBernoulliA Swiss mathematician.
   HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
 DavidHoA man who led the team of researchers to treat HIV.
 AlanPerelsonA mathematical immunologist. David Ho's colleague.
9EdmondHalleyIsaac Newton's friend.
 JohnGlennThe first man to orbit the earth.
   NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
 JohnAdamsThomas Jefferson's friend.
   BOEING - The largest aerospace company.
10JeanB. J. FourierA French mathematician.
 ErnstChladniA musical instrument maker.
 Joseph LouisLaGrangeA mathematician.
 SophieGermainA French mathematician.
 CarlF. GaussA man who used the pseudonym Antoine Le Blanc.
 PercySpencerThe inventor of the microwave oven.
 AllanCormackThe inventor of a theory about CT Scan.
 GodfreyHousnfieldA man who won the Nobel Prize in physiology.
 JohannRadonAn Austrian mathematician.
 ToddQuintoCormack's colleague.
11BrockFullerCreated 1st math description of 3D contortions of DNA.
 Pierre SimonLaPlaceA French mathematician and astronomer.
 HenriPoincareA French mathematician in the 1800s.
 SofiaKovalevskayaA Russian mathematician.
 KarlWeierstrassA German mathematician.
 JohnLittlewoodA British mathematician.
 MaryCartwrightFirst female mathematician elected to the Royal Society.
   ENIAC - Electric Numerical Integrator and Computer.
 Hodgkin Won Nobel Prize for ionic basis of how cells work.
 GarryKasparovThe human chess champion.
 PaulErdosA Hungarian mathematician.