# Scientists questions

This is a list of recently added questions about scientists. Play scientists quiz and see all the questions.## What nationality was Leonhard Euler - one of the greatest mathematicians in history?

Swiss. Leonhard Euler, the 18th century Swiss mathematician and physicist is considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians of all time for the tremendous contributions he made to the field of pure mathematics. Many concepts of modern mathematics originated from the works of this eminent mathematician whose works also spanned the fields of mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics and astronomy.

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German

German

173

Austrian

Austrian

322

Swiss

Swiss

449

Norwegian

Norwegian

109

## Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?

Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes.

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Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin

575

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

671

Markiza Émilie du Châtelet

Markiza Émilie du Châtelet

624

Marie Skłodowska Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie

16483

## Where was Galileo buried?

In the Santa Croce church in Florence. The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando II, wished to bury Galileo in the main body of the Basilica of Santa Croce, and to erect a marble mausoleum in his honour. These plans were dropped after Pope Urban VIII had been condemned Galileo for "vehement suspicion of heresy". He was buried in a small room next to the novices' chapel. However, in 1737 he was reburied in the main body of the basilica, and a monument had been erected there in his honour.

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in the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

in the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

1229

in the Santa Croce church in Florence

in the Santa Croce church in Florence

3436

in the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

in the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2020

in the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

in the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

637

## Which mathematician is it?

Henri Poincaré. Jules Henri Poincaré was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and philosopher of science. He is often described as a polymath, and in mathematics as " The Last Universalist"n since he excelled in all fields of the discipline as it existed during his lifetime. He was responsible for formulating the Poincaré conjecture, which was one of the most famous unsolved problems in mathematics until it was solved in 2002–2003 by Grigori Perelman. In his research on the three-body problem.

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Grigory Perelman

Grigory Perelman

40

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

169

Henri Poincaré

Henri Poincaré

118

Stefan Banach

Stefan Banach

167

## Which matematician was called the Princeps mathematicorum ("the foremost of mathematicians")?

Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician who made significant contributions to many fields including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, mechanics, electrostatics, magnetic fields, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics.

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Jean le Rond d’Alembert

Jean le Rond d’Alembert

180

Pierre Simon de Laplace

Pierre Simon de Laplace

308

Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler

285

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

455

## Which mathematician is that?

Grigorij Parelman is a Russian mathematician who in 2003 proved (confirmed in 2006) Thurston's geometrization conjecture. This consequently solved in the affirmative the Poincaré conjecture. In 2006 he was offered the Fields Medal and a million $ along with it, but he declined the award, stating: "I'm not interested in money or fame; I don't want to be on display like an animal in a zoo."

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Henri Poincare

Henri Poincare

162

Grigorij Parelman

Grigorij Parelman

589

Terence Tao

Terence Tao

257

Pierre-Louis Lions

Pierre-Louis Lions

430

## Maria Skłodowska-Curie was committed to her job. Did she have any children?

Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize. Her first daughter, Irene, decided to follow her mother's life path and received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1935. Her second daughter, Eva, a writer and politician, was known as the "First Lady of UNICEF". She was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1944.

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She didn't want to and thus didn't have children.

She didn't want to and thus didn't have children.

3241

She was sterile as a result of the radiation.

She was sterile as a result of the radiation.

2779

Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize.

Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize.

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Her sole daughter died at the age of 2.

Her sole daughter died at the age of 2.

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## Which of the following is not a chemical element?

Darwinium. Roentgenium, copernicum and einsteinium are chemical elements. There is no such thing like a darwinium.

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roentgenium

roentgenium

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darwinium

darwinium

2156

copernicum

copernicum

1251

einsteinium

einsteinium

583

## Who was the first winner of the Nobel Prize in physics?

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. The first Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded in 1901 to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, of Germany "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him"

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Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

4501

Marie Curie

Marie Curie

850

Philipp Lenard

Philipp Lenard

785

Karl Ferdinand Braun

Karl Ferdinand Braun

930

## What nationality was Nikola Tesla?

Serbian. Nikola Tesla was born on 10 July 1856 to Serbian parents in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia). He studied at Austrian Polytechnic in Graz (he didn't finish it even though he was getting the highest possible grades), later moved to Prague, Budapest and France. Eventually he relocated to New York City aged 28.

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French

French

835

Russian

Russian

739

Swedish

Swedish

1085

Serbian

Serbian

5198

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