Profile of the Day: Isaac Newton
On March 20, 1727, English physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton died at the age of 84. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. Newton’s book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation. He built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed a theory of colour based on the observation that a prism decomposes white light into the many colours of the visible spectrum.
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