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He is best known for his model of the atom. It was named after him, and it revealed many of the atom's mysteries.
He developed the first detailed atomic theory and became known as the founder of modern atomic theory.
Championed the idea of spontaneous generation and is responsible for it being believed for so long
One of the greatest scientists of all time, he laid down the laws of motion, developed the law of universal gravity, and invented calculus
Collected much data in favor of the heliocentric system but was forced to recant belief in it
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