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What scientists represent best the changing nature of science?
Question Date: 2002-02-05
Answer 1:

Scientists that have changed the world

I think almost any famous scientist falls into that category because any great scientific work usually changes how we think about things.

People that come to mind are Newton, Einstein, Bohr, Planck, Dirac, Millikan, Rutherford, Maxwell, Faraday, Tesla, Fleming, Florey ...The list goes on and on. There are many to choose from.

You could also choose a prominent female scientist like Marie Curie, Emilie du Chatelet, Maria Mitchell, Melisa Franklin, and many more.

Why don't you do a search with
http://www.google.com/ and look for Nobel prize winners?
There are good links that tell you what these people accomplished.

Medicine here is a good link to medical awards. Anybody who has done research in DNA, genes, gene regulation has opened the way to our modern understanding of genetics. Some names are Watson and Crick Arthur Kornberg, Joshua Lederberg, Francois Jacob, Jacques Monod, Barbara Mc Clintock, and also Stanley Prusiner. They should all be listed here: Click here to read

Good look and have fun exploring!

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