What Great Scientists Did When They Weren’t Doing Science (infograph). Marie Curie was a simply astounding woman. She won the Nobel prize two times. The first time she won it in physics, in 1903, and the second time in chemistry, in 1911. But of course, there was much more to her life than just work. She had a husband and children….& she was also an avid long-distance cyclist. Get to know some of the interesting quirks behind the famous faces in science. Image via Premier Institute
Portland native Linus Pauling (1901–1994), biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator, published more than 1200 papers and books and has been called one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time. A founder of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. In 1962, for his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679) Discovered forces required for equilibrium in various joints of the body before Newtown developed his laws. One of the first men to understand that the levers of the musculoskeletal system magnify motion rather than force De Motu Animalium Published after 1679. He was the first one of using geometrical method to describe jumping, running, flying, swimming, etc. Gait analysis & analysis of muscles.
Antoine Lavoisier , born August 26, 1743 , the "father of modern chemistry", was a French nobleman prominent in the histories of chemistry and biology. He named both oxygen and hydrogen and helped construct the metric system, put together the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He was the first to establish that sulfur was an element rather than a compound. He discovered that, matter may change its form or shape, but its mass always remains the same.