• Question: Who in your opinion is the most influencial scientist?

    Asked by phill to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 15 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Probably Isaac Newton … he set the foundations for the way we think now. He came up with very very simple laws that can be combined together to explain very complicated things. He also invented calculus .. which may seem horrible at school – but it is used in literally every kind of science

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      As a chemist I would point to Mendeleef the Russian chemist who developed the periodic table which set the whole of chemistry on a logical basis.

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Alexander Flemming changed life for ever when he discovered penicillin and used it in antibiotics – people now no longer die from tooth ache or a cut on the leg or an in-growing toenail. Penicillin totally transformed medical treatment.

    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      James Clerk Maxwell … Revolutionise our understanding of waves, electricity and their effect on everything around us 🙂