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Fascinating facts about Isaac Newton
inventor of the Reflecting Telescope in 1688.

Isaac Newton
 
AT A GLANCE:
A stimulating journey into the revelations of Sir Isaac Newton. Learn about his discovery of Gravity and Optical Theories. Learn why cars roll uphill, why dogs chase cars and Newton's secret library. While sitting in the shadow of an apple tree Newton made a great discovery. By watching an apple fall he was able to make the call. He identified the reason as gravity. A ThinkQuest-NYC project. Source: Newton's Castle
Inventor: Isaac Newton  (Sir)
Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton derived from public domain.
Career: Inventor, physicist, mathematician, astronomer and alchemist,.
Birth: Jan.4, 1643  Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England
Death: March 31, 1727 in Kensington, London, England
Nationality: British 

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Sir Isaac Newton: The Gravity of Genius
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Isaac Newton has been called the Father of Modern Science. His incredible body of work represents arguably the greatest contribution to science ever made by an individual. But despite living at the vibrant center of an inspired social scene, his personal life was marked by loneliness.

 

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