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(1775-1836) Ampere studied magnetic fields and electric currents. He developed the science of electromagnetism, although he called it "electrodynamics." The measurement of electric current called the ampere is named after him.
This category lists pages and sites about African-American scientist and educator George Washington Carver (1864-1943). Carver developed several hundred industrial uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans and developed a new type of cotton known as Carver's hybrid.
This category lists pages and sites about the life of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), best known for arguing that the sun -- not the earth -- was the center of the universe.
This category lists pages and sites about the life of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the British scientist who laid the foundation of modern evolutionary theory.
This category lists pages and sites about the life of British bacteriologist and Nobel laureate Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), best known for his discovery of penicillin.
This category lists pages and sites about the life of American statesman, scientist, philosopher, and inventor Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).
This category lists pages and sites about the life of British scientist and explorer Francis Galton (1822-1911), best known for his work in anthropology and heredity.
This category lists pages and sites about the life of Swedish chemist, inventor, and philanthropist Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833-96), whose $9 million legacy was used to establish yearly prizes for merit in physics, chemistry, medicine and physiology, literature, and world peace.
This category lists pages and sites about the life of French physicist and mathematician Blaise Pascal (1623-1662).
This category lists pages and sites about the life of French chemist and biologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) who founded the science of microbiology and developed a vaccine for rabies.
This category lists pages and sites about the life of American physician and epidemiologist Jonas Edward Salk (1914-1995), who developed the first polio vaccine.
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