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Niels Henrik Abel

Niels Henrik Abel was a Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829) known for the tremendous amount of brilliant work he completed in his brief, twentysix- year life.

Albert Einstein

German-born physicist Albert Einstein (1879- 1955) is considered one of the most brilliant men who ever lived. His theory of relativity, which he introduced in 1915, was revolutionary. It related matter with energy and displaced Newtonian mechanics as the cornerstone of physics by introducing the concept of space-time. In 1921, he received the Nobel Prize. A Jewish pacifist, Einstein immigrated to the United States shortly after Hitler came to power.

John Burdon Sanderson Haldane

British geneticist, biologist, and writer John Burdon Sanderson (J. B. S.) Haldane (1892-1964) was one of the most influential scientists of the early twentieth century and was well known for his left-leaning politics. His numerous works include Callinicus: A Defense of Chemical Warfare (1925). Disillusioned with the state of...

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