|Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), mathematician and physicist, was one of the foremost scientific
intellects of all time.
A famous story suggests that
Newton discovered the laws of gravity by watching an apple fall from a tree, although it
is not certain that this is true.
To get a feel for his observation,
click on the
||Among many other
discoveries, Newton helped define the laws of planetary motion, co-founded the field of
calculus, and explained laws of light and color. He was knighted in 1705.
Newton may have
inspired Albert Einstein
who said in 1922: "If a person falls freely he will not feel his own
Listen to Einstein, who in his own voice explains his
E = mc˛.