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Famous Scientists

Have you ever contributed to science? These people did. Can you name them based on the clues?
The clues can be discoveries, inventions, famous work, theories, etc...
Quiz by bogomir
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Last updated: January 29, 2013
First submittedJanuary 29, 2013
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Clue
Scientist
Evolution
Charles Darwin
Radioactivity
Marie and Pierre Curie
Theory of relativity
Albert Einstein
Physical law of buoyancy
Archimedes
Differential calculus and gravitation
Isaac Newton
The Chimpanzees of Gombe
Jane Goodall
Pasteurization
Louis Pasteur
Penicillin
Alexander Fleming
X-Rays
Wilhelm Röntgen
e = 2.71828...
Leonhard Euler
Clue
Scientist
Moons of Jupiter
Galileo Galilei
Vitruvian Man
Leonardo da Vinci
Heliocentric cosmology
Nicolaus Copernicus
Periodic system of elements
Dmitri Mendeleev
Alternating current
Nicola Tesla
Father of modern chemistry
Antoine Lavoisier
Battery
Alessandro Volta
Father of geometry
Euclid
Salivating dogs
Ivan Pavlov
Ego, super-ego and id
Sigmund Freud
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level 59
Mar 3, 2013
Great quiz. Wouldn't hurt to allow Alfred Russel Wallace as an acceptable answer to "Evolution."
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level 55
Mar 3, 2013
Yeah, good quiz. However, Freud was not a scientist so he doesn't belong to this company.
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level 67
Mar 4, 2013
Freud was a neurologist and psychologist (which involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors). There is certainly no reason he should not be included on this quiz.
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level 42
Mar 4, 2013
Nonsense. He formulated, tested, and revised hypotheses about how the natural world worked, in the form of the human mind, and if that's not a scientist, I don't know what is.
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level 78
May 4, 2014
A charlatan ?
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level 63
Jun 24, 2017
We call Froid a fraud just because he failed to do so. Science is about how you do it and anyway he was plain wrong at everything.
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level 50
Dec 3, 2015
He also pioneered the use of cocaine as an anaesthetic in eye operations
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level 61
Jan 16, 2017
So he DID do some good!
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level 17
Mar 3, 2013
Interesting and ejoyable quiz. Radioactivity was discovered by Henri Becquerel, though, not the Curies. The Curies did do groundbreaking (and unfortunately lethal) research on the phenomenon.
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level 78
Nov 5, 2014
Yeah, though it says that "the clues can be discoveries, inventions, famous work, theories", Becquerel should definitely be accepted.
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level 73
Mar 6, 2016
I agree with you guys. Becquerel should also be accepted as he has discovered radioactivity. One of the most common and useful unit for measuring radioactivity is not the Bq for nothing...
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level 63
Mar 4, 2013
Grrrr, Jane Goodall! I had Dian Fossey stuck in my head and couldn't remember the other primate lady. LOL
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level 76
Nov 11, 2015
Half the population is composed of primate ladies...
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level 50
Dec 3, 2015
Not quite - According to the CIA World Factbook, the 2013 estimate of total world population ratios is 1.01 male to every 1.0 female.
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level 76
Feb 1, 2016
^ That's near enough half. Don't be picky.
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level 71
Sep 25, 2018
Well, only half of the PRIMATE population ;-)
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level 67
Nov 1, 2018
I wouldn't even call that picky, more like pedantic.
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level 67
Nov 13, 2018
Greenland has failed to take into account the shorter lifespan of the male.
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level 40
Mar 5, 2013
Terrific quiz! Well done bogomir!
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level 34
May 18, 2014
I concur! Probably the first quiz where I should have known all the answers but couldn't recall them all.
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level 73
Mar 7, 2013
I liked it. Like most inventions or discoveries, there are almost always multiple parties that had a hand in their discovery, but it is usually pretty clear who the clue is describing, and these clues were clear with no ambiguity. Good quiz.
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level 49
Jul 20, 2013
If you enjoyed this quiz, I made a second one.
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level 51
Mar 6, 2014
Jonas Salk...Mendel...
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level 76
Sep 18, 2017
Except that you would get Mendel by typing in Mendeleev, so it seems superfluous to have both.
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level 80
Mar 24, 2016
Lamarck isn't accepted?
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level 39
Oct 5, 2016
Actually, before Darwin, there were many scientists who worked on evolution. Darwin discovered evolution through natural selection.
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level 45
Oct 8, 2016
aaaagh, I spent the whole quiz trying to remember Fleming and I couldn't remember it. And his discovery saved more lives than all of these other scientists put together!
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level 44
Oct 15, 2016
Dmitri should be accepted
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level 44
Nov 6, 2016
Actually Tesla was the maker of the X-Ray
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level 59
May 6, 2019
no, he was not
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level 70
Aug 14, 2017
Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham al-Hasan of Basra. 10th Century Arab mathematician considered to be the father of optics and one of the earliest proponents of what is now known as the scientific method.

Would've been cool to see him show up on this one.
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level 44
Aug 26, 2017
Maybe Hooke, Kepler, and Planck would be appropriate additions to this, as all three made revolutionary contributions to science.
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level 66
Mar 2, 2018
I knew it was Jane Good-something! >:(
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level 63
May 6, 2018
She's made so many appearances in my quizzes that I couldn't miss her even if I tried ;D
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level 62
Jan 4, 2019
Nice to see a few that usually arent in other famous scientist quizes. like davinci, tesla, pavlov, volta. (and that the davinci clue wasnt made supereasy, you either know it or you dont with this clue) But very surprised at how low the average is. The average score is 10!! (I have done many quizes by now, some much harder and usually the average isnt this low)
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level 58
Jun 3, 2019
Did Henri Becquerel not discover radioactivity?
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level 77
Aug 2, 2019
Missed 3 but still got 5 points, by the narrowest of margins.
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level 43
Aug 2, 2019
Are you sure that Antoine Lavoisier was the father of modern chemistry? What is "modern" chemistry anyway? I thought of several others who might deserve the title: Haber, Leo Baekeland, Percy Lavon Julian, Nobel, Pauling, etc.
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