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Scientist and Their Works

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TWENTY SCIENTIST AND THEIR WORKS

Aristotle (384-322 BC)
As a famous Greek philosopher, educator and scientist, Aristotle did a lot of writings that turned out to be the first that made a comprehensive system of Western philosophy. His works were written on a variety of topics, including morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle was the one who updated engraving and performed a large-scale classification of plants and animals.

Archimedes of Syracuse (287 - 212 BC)
Due to the fact that Archimedes was a person with multiple interests, including math, physics, astronomy and engineering, he managed to become a successful inventor. He became famous for his innovative thinking and was the one to come up with a lot of innovative machines, including the Archimedes screw that is still used today to pump liquids, coal, grain and more. But probably his most famous discovery is the way of finding the volume of objects that have an irregular shape. It is worth mentioning that most of his works were meant to help his home city.

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
Leonardo Da Vinci was a great inventor, being fond of engineering, astronomy, aeronautics, mathematics and more. His drawings include a number of various inventions, the basics of which more or less can be found in different technologies today. Da Vinci is considered to be the father of modern science. Some of his most important inventions include the hydraulic machine, the boat and design of a flying machine.

Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647)
The famous Italian physicist and mathematician is the author of the barometer (scientific tool used in the field of meteorology to estimate atmospheric pressure), built in 1643. It would be interesting to note that a number of Italian Navy submarines were named after the inventor.

Ferdinand Verbiest (1623 - 1688)
Verbiest was an astronomer and a mathematician. He was the one to invent the world's first automobile. The inventor came up...

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