Christiaan Huygens made a remarkable difference in Astronomy and Physics, but who is he? He is the son of Constantin Huygens and Suzanna van Baerle and was born on April 14, 1629 in The Hague, Netherlands. Having a dad who had a number of contacts and networks had exposed Christiaan to influences of Descartes, one […]
Being responsible for the birth of modern science, as well as being considered as the Father of Modern Physics, the Father of Science, and the Father of Modern Observational Astronomy ? no doubt Galileo Galilei shall be viewed with utmost regard and recognition. He is considered to be a follower of Copernican as his contributions […]
Edmond Halley is a prominent English astronomer, mathematician, physicist and meteorologist. Halley became famous for the “Halley’s Comet” observation. He was the second English astronomer next to John Flamsteed.
Born in the Netherlands at the end of the 19th century, Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn is one of the most celebrated figures in the field of astronomy. He is primarily credited for devoting his career to the study of the Milky Way galaxy and paving the way to the discovery of the rotation of galaxies. As […]
Edward Charles Pickering made significant contributions to the field of astronomy. His legacy is quite valuable that heavenly bodies have been named after him, among them a minor planet called Pickeringia. Pickering was born in Boston and educated at Harvard University’s Lawrence Scientific School. His scientific endeavor included physics, and this made him a brilliant […]
Edwin Hubble, born on November 1889, was an American astronomer who revolutionized man’s point of view on the Universe. Through his observations of movement and light spectrum in space, he had proven that there are other groups of stars in outer space. He is best known for the Hubble Law. There are observable “redshifts” or […]
Thales lived around 580 BC in Miletus, Greece. Like many prominent Greek scholars, he was adept in not just one but many fields of knowledge. Thales was an accomplished mathematician, philosopher and physicist. In fact, he is often referred to as the “Father of Physics”, and he was one of the “Seven Sages,” Greece’s seven […]