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How Five Successful Scientists Got Their Start

Einstein Tower in Potsdam.

Einstein Tower in Potsdam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scientists are highly influential people who work hard to make the world a better place. Some of the most famous scientists in the world are responsible for making important breakthroughs that ultimately save lives or carve a path for future inventions. Have you ever wondered how famous scientists got their start? Well, if you answered yes, keep reading this article to learn how 5 influential scientists started out. 

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a famous German scientist who came from humble beginnings. Einstein gained worldwide recognition thanks to his multiple discoveries, and his trademark sense of humor also made him a memorable person.

English: Albert Einstein Français : portrait d...

English: Albert Einstein Français : portrait d’Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Throughout his life, Einstein was always a humble, approachable human being who never let fame get to his head. He kept his hair messy and disheveled, his socks mismatched and his clothing dingy, which is what made him approachable and down-to-earth. Einstein gained worldwide recognition when he discovered the Theory of Relativity, which helped him create the first atomic bomb. From his first discovery to his very last discovery, Einstein was truly an influential human being who made his mark in the world.

Marie Currie

Marie Currie is one of the world’s most influential scientists. She worked alongside her husband, Pierre Currie, and they both discovered polonium and radium. However, Marie’s husband was, unfortunately, killed by a horse carriage in 1906. Even after her husband’s tragic passing, Marie continued to work in her lab, and one day, she discovered radioactivity. Marie Currie opened the door to new medical discoveries, such as x-rays, thanks to the discovery of radioactivity. In her lifetime, Marie was able to earn two noble prizes for her work.

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund’s discoveries were highly controversial, and people usually agreed or disagreed with his theories. One of his most important discoveries was Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis was a process of free association in a relaxing person’s mind. His discovery is not used today, but it did change the way people think.

Max Planck

Max made a huge discovery that completely revolutionized the world of physics: he discovered that energy is emitted in wavelengths. Max wasn’t planning to revolutionize physics, but he did thanks to making a small discovery. He called his theory the Quantum Theory, and it is responsible for several new discoveries of the 20th century.

Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr. In 1922 the Nobel Prize in Physics...

Niels Bohr. In 1922 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Niels Bohr for his contributions to the understanding of quantum mechanics. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Niels Bohr was a scientist who won a Nobel Prize at the tender age of 37. This Danish scientist was able to discover a process that made analyzing and understanding the structure of an atom a lot easier.

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