Discoveries questions This is a list of recently added questions about discoveries. Play discoveries quiz and see all the questions. Who Discovered Magnetic Field? Hans Christian Oersted. Danish physicist and chemist Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851) discovers in 1820 that electric current affects a compass needle and create magnetic fields. He was the first scientist to find the connection between electricity and magnetism. He is remembered today for Oersted's Law. Created by: Tschuka very hard 35% André-Marie Ampère André-Marie Ampère 23Alessandro VoltaAlessandro Volta32Hans Christian OerstedHans Christian Oersted69Michael Faraday Michael Faraday 69Denmark riddles » Which physician discovered that contaminated water was the source of the cholera epidemic in London in 1854?John Snow was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. His findings inspired fundamental changes in the water and waste systems of London, which led to similar changes in other cities, and a significant improvement in general public health around the world. Created by: Tschuka very hard 24% Robert KochRobert Koch555Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming625John SnowJohn Snow497Thomas HodgkinThomas Hodgkin389London riddles » Who discovered radioactivity?Henri Becquerel. Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him.Created by: Tschuka very hard 26% Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel113Max PlanckMax Planck39Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford110Maria Skłodowska-CurieMaria Skłodowska-Curie159discoverers riddles » What is the name of the discoverer of insulin, a Canadian physiologist and Nobel Prize winner?Frederick Banting. Sir Frederick Banting was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential. Banting, who received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remains the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology/Medicine. In 1934 he was knighted by King George V.Created by: Tschuka very hard 32% Aleksander FlemingAleksander Fleming174Charles NiccoleCharles Niccole75Frederick BantingFrederick Banting146Alexis CarrelAlexis Carrel58medicine riddles » Who was the first to circumnavigate Australia?Matthew Flinders. Captain Matthew Flinders RN was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders confirmed that Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) was an island. In the third voyage, Flinders circumnavigated the mainland of what was to be called Australia, accompanied by Aboriginal man Bungaree.Created by: Tschuka very hard 30% Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus 32Abel TasmanAbel Tasman280Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders160Charles SturtCharles Sturt57sailors riddles » Who discovered the first planet outside the Solar System?A. Wolszczan and Dale Frail. Aleksander Wolszczan (born 29 April 1946 in Szczecinek, Poland) is a Polish astronomer. He is the co-discoverer of the first extrasolar planets and pulsar planets.Created by: Tschuka hard 44% A. Wolszczan and Dale FrailA. Wolszczan and Dale Frail4247G. CassiniG. Cassini1303E. HubbleE. Hubble2741no such planets were discoveredno such planets were discovered1175planets riddles » Who received the first Nobel Prize in physics in 1901?Wilhelm Röntgen. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen German: was a German mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.Created by: Tschuka hard 47% Maria Skłodowska-CurieMaria Skłodowska-Curie1236Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein1172Wilhelm RöntgenWilhelm Röntgen2761Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel685physics riddles » Which moons are called "Galilean moons"?Moons of Jupiter. The four largest moons of Jupiter were discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei and are today known as Galilean moons. From the end of the 19th century, dozens of much smaller Jovian moons have been discovered and have received the names of lovers or daughters of the Roman god Jupiter or his Greek equivalent Zeus. Created by: Tschuka hard 58% Moons of JupiterMoons of Jupiter951Moons of NeptuneMoons of Neptune144Saturn's moonsSaturn's moons255It is a collective description of all moonsIt is a collective description of all moons281Moon riddles » Which chemical element was discovered in Russia?Ruthenium was discovered in 1844 by the Beltic German sciencist Karl Ernst Claus at the Kazan State University. He named it after Ruthenia, the Latin word for Rus',.Created by: life-o-holichard 58% titaniumtitanium3786boronboron3698rutheniumruthenium12060magnesiummagnesium1069Latin riddles » Where was scandium chemical element discovered?In Sweden. Scandium was discovered in 1879 by Lars Fredrik Nilson at the Uppsala University. He named it from the Latin word Scandia meaning "Scandinavia"Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 71% in Francein France1546in Russiain Russia2452in Germanyin Germany1518in Swedenin Sweden14130Sweden riddles » Play chemistry quiz and see all the questions.