Michael Faraday

Chemist, Physicist ‘Are Us’ Fun Fact: Michael Faraday’s father was a poverty-stricken blacksmith who worked in the village of Newington in Surrey, England and the family hardly ever had enough to eat. Favorite Quote: “Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.” 1791, Faraday was brought into the world […]

Read more "Michael Faraday"

Gregor Mendel

Geneticist  One fateful day in the year 1822, Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics, is born! Founder of the science, genetics, Mendel gained his fame, posthumously. Bummer. His experimented on plant hybridization led him to create the Mendelian inheritance (Individual possesses a pair of alleles; one of a number of alternative forms of the same gene, containing two complete […]

Read more "Gregor Mendel"

Isaac Newton

Physicist, Mathematician  Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician, one of the most influential scientists ever. No kidding. NO kidding! Born in 1642, Newton was not in times of science. Starting young in the mathematics, Newton’s first gig began with Optics. Newton was interested especially in light and its refraction and also understanding light from […]

Read more "Isaac Newton"

Charles Darwin

Biologist Charles Darwin, the well know English naturalist was born in 1809 in Shropshire, United Kingdom. His most famous work include what most people know him for, his publication of the 1859 book “On the Origin of Species”. One of the most controversial books, even today, Charles Darwin introduces the idea of a branching pattern […]

Read more "Charles Darwin"

Carl Sagan

Astrophysicist, Astronomer    ‘Are Us’ Fact: In 1969, Carl Sagan wrote under the Pseudonym “Mr. X” about the virtues of cannabis. (Article link) Favorite Quote: “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we […]

Read more "Carl Sagan"

Paul Dirac

Physicist ‘Are Us’ Fact: There’s a unit of measurement called ‘The Dirac’ . One Dirac = One word spoken per day, in reference to the fact that Paul Dirac was so taciturn and shy! (Thanks to georgsaliba for his comment.) Favorite Quote: “Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.” Born in Bristol, […]

Read more "Paul Dirac"

Richard P. Feynman

Physicist ‘Are Us’ Fact: Had a neurological condition called “Synaesthesia”. In particular, Feynman specifically had grapheme → color synesthesia, which means he associates letters and or numbers with colors. Favorite Quote: “The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.” Born in New York in 1918, Feynman grew up in the golden age […]

Read more "Richard P. Feynman"