Coming of Age in the Milky Way Character Descriptions

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Albert Einstein

This German-born theoretical physicist did not talk until he was three-years old and later presented the fundamentals of quantum physics, changed both atomic theory and statistical mechanics.

Isaac Newton

This English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian made his mark on physics when he developed his theory on gravitation.


One of the earliest astronomers was this individual who in 385 BC attended Plato's Academy in Athens.


This was the first astronomer to suggest a heliocentric solar-system.


This Renaissance astronomer came to believe that the planets orbited the sun in perfect circles.


This Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher was eventually arrested for his theories and spent the last years of his life in house arrest.

Charles Darwin

This English naturalist wrote the 1859 book "On the Origin of Species".

Max Planck

Quantum physics first emerged in 1900 when this German physicist theorized that...

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