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Ciencias Generales

03. Great scientists and their contributions

Introduction

This course covers the contributions of great scientists throughout history, from Aristotle's natural philosophy to Rachel Carson's environmental awareness, including Galileo's impact on astronomy, Newton's laws of motion, Curie's research on radioactivity, Einstein's theory of relativity, Fleming's discovery of penicillin, Lovelace's pioneering work in computer programming, and Hubble's discovery of the expanding universe.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the major scientific advancements and the impact of influential scientists throughout history, as well as an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of scientific discovery.

Course program

The Ancient World: Aristotle
The Dawn of Modern Science: Galileo
The Genetic Revolution: Mendel and Watson & Crick
The Environmental Movement: Carson and Borlaug
The Scientific Revolution: Newton
The Pioneers of Radioactivity: Curie
The Modern Era: Einstein and Darwin
The 20th Century: Fleming and Pasteur
Pioneers of Computing and Electrification
The Exploration of the Natural World: Tharp and Hubble
The Quantum Revolution: Planck and Noether
The Atomic Age: Meitner and Bohr