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- Sir Isaac Newton was the second scientist to be knighted, who was the first? And do you know which monarch knighted Newton?
- Which Austrian physicist gave his name to a physical constant relating the average kinetic energy of particles in a gas with the temperature of the gas?
- Charles Darwin's five-year voyage on which ship established him as an eminent geologist?
- Which scientist first isolated and identified benzene in 1825, and popularized terms such as anode, cathode, electrode and ion?
- Which British theoretical physicist shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics with Francois Englert?
- Name the Stephen Hawking book which appeared on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a record 237 weeks?
- Which English scientist and doctor was the pioneer of the world's first vaccine, the smallpox vaccine?
- Which British mathematician and computer scientist, who died of cyanide poisoning, is often considered to be the father of artificial intelligence?
- Which Manchester University professor of particle physics is best known as the presenter of science television programmes?
- Which New Zealand-born physicist is often known as the 'Father of Nuclear Physics?
- Alessandro Volta invented the electrical battery, but which chemical compound with the chemical formula CH4 did he also discover?
- Which French chemist and microbiologist created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax?
- Which scientist became the first person to win the Nobel Prize twice?
- What is the name of the molecular biologist famous for the 1953 discovery of the structure of DNA with James Watson?
- Who reported to the Royal Society in 1808 that he had successfully isolated four new metals which he called barium, calcium, magnium and strontium?
- Which Danish physicist received the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to understanding quantum theory?
- Born in 1824, in Belfast, by what name is mathematical physicist and engineer William Thomson better known?
- William Harvey’s book, On the Motion of the Heart and Blood, which reveals the circulation of blood through the body for the first time, was published in which century?
- Which German born British scientist is best known for the 1979 to 1986 BBC television series The Great Egg Race?
- In 1896, Russia's Dmitri Mendeleev published the first widely recognized what?
- Which Scottish science writer, once hailed as 'The Queen of Nineteenth-Century Science', gives her name to an Oxford College and also appears as a character in the 2014 film Mr. Turner?
- The S.I. units for the following quantities were all named after famous scientists, can you name the units for: (a) pressure, (b) capacitance, (c) frequency, (d) magnetic flux density, and (e) radioactivity?
- Sir Francis Bacon. Queen Anne knighted Newton (in 1705)
- HMS Beagle
- Michael Faraday
- Peter Higgs
- A Brief History of Time
- Edward Jenner
- Alan Turing
- Brian Cox
- Ernest Rutherford
- Louis Pasteur
- Marie Curie
- Francis Crick
- Humphry Davy (he later changed the name of magnium to magnesium)
- Niels Bohr
- Lord Kelvin
- Seventeenth Century (1628)
- Heinz Wolff
- Periodic table
- Mary Sommerville (Note: her face also appears on the new Royal Bank of Scotland £10 notes, issued in 2017)
- (a) pascal (after Blaise Pascal), (b) farad (after Michael Faraday), (c) hertz (after Heinrich Rudolf Hertz), (d) tesla (after Nikola Tesla), and (e) becquerel (after Antoine Henri Becquerel)
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