Michael Faraday (1791-1867) - Sandemanian Theologian and Scientist. While Faraday is one of the most influential scientists in history having discovered electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism, benzene and electrolysis among other things, few people know that he was also an elder in his church.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was a French chemist and micro-biologist. His work is very well known, but what is perhaps most interesting for us is what he believed about the process of scientific discovery. According to him, it is only the prepared mind that benefits from it - in other words, it is serendipity + preparation.
The Secret City - Starting in 1942, the U.S. government began quietly acquiring more than 60,000 acres in Eastern Tennessee for the Manhattan Project -- the secret World War II program that developed the atomic bomb.
In 1896 Albert Einstein trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. He obtained his diploma in 1901 and since he could not find a teaching position, he accepted a position as technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office. By 1905 he obtained his doctoral degree. It was during this time in the Patent Office, and in his spare time, that he produced much of his remarkable work that would later result in his receiving the 1921 Nobel Prize in P...