This character spends a lifetime of looking for insights into the structure of physical reality which brings him fame and inspires many groups to honor him and seek his advice and/or support for their causes.
Sir Isaac Newton
A great English physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, this character, in 1687 describes gravitation and the three laws of motion upon which classical mechanics are built.
A German rabbi who writes about God being more than an idea, this character refuses many opportunities to flee Nazi Germany and is sent to and survives the concentration camps.
A fourth to third B.C.E.-century Greek mathematician whose principles of geometry Einstein hails as a triumph of reasoning, which gives the intellect confidence in itself for further achievements.
A nineteenth-century English chemist/physicist, this character grasps the artificial nature of...
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