Hawking to retire Cambridge post

Hawking to retire Cambridge post

CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Physicist Stephen Hawking will retire his post in 2009 as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Britain's Cambridge University, the university said.

Einstein, Newton displayed autistic traits

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton displayed symptoms of psychiatric disorders that may have been a key to their genius, a Dublin psychiatrist said.

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Study: Indians outpace Newton by 250 years

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- British scientists say a group of scholars in India discovered one of the founding principles of modern mathematics hundreds of years before Newton.

Letters bring $6 million at auction

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- A cache of letters from politicians, poets, scientists and composers recently found in a laundry room sold for more than $6 million at auction in London.

Newton letter predicts Apocalypse

JERUSALEM, June 19 (UPI) -- A letter written by Isaac Newton that predicts the end of the world no sooner than 2060 has gone on display at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Letters of history found in laundry room

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 4 (UPI) -- Letters by some of the greatest figures in politics, arts and sciences offering a glimpse at life centuries ago were found in a Swiss home's laundry.

Isaac Newton theory is confirmed

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist confirmed what Isaac Newton speculated more than three centuries ago: the senses of hearing and sight are parallel.

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Study: Isaac Newton was more an alchemist

ATLANTA, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says Sir Isaac Newton, known primarily for his work in math and physics, actually spent most of his time researching in alchemy. Professor Kenneth Knoespel of the Georgia Institute of Technology says alchemy, as Newton practiced it in th

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Newton beats Einstein in British poll

LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Polls of British scientists and the public finds that Isaac Newton is more highly esteemed than Albert Einstein as a scientist and human benefactor.

Modern science alien to teens

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- British teenagers are so out of touch with modern science they think Madonna, Chemical Ali and Christopher Columbus are living scientists.

Artist Eduardo Paolozzi is dead

LONDON, April 22 (UPI) -- Eduardo Paolozzi, regarded as the founder of Britain's pop art movement, died Friday at a London hospital at the age of 81.
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Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton PRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 ) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian.

His monograph Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, lays the foundations for most of classical mechanics. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. Newton showed that the motions of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws, by demonstrating the consistency between Kepler's laws of planetary motion and his theory of gravitation, thus removing the last doubts about heliocentrism and advancing the Scientific Revolution. The Principia is generally considered to be one of the most important scientific books ever written.

Widely regarded as one of the most influential people in human history, Newton 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 that form the visible spectrum. He also formulated an empirical law of cooling and studied the speed of sound.

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