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HACC ch 27 scientists

Francis Bacon
Philosopher who adapted the scientific method
Giovanni Borelli
motion of animals, how bodies move
Robert Boyle
discovered oxygen
Tycho Brahe
astronomer; believed that the sun orbited the earth
Otto Brunfels
botany; studied plants from ITALY & GREECE; didnt understand that certain plants only grew in certain areas
Giordano Bruno
infinite universe and worlds
Nicolas Copernicus
earth orbited the sun
Rene Descartes
geometry and coordinate plane
Leonard Fuchs
medicinal plants
laws of motion, improved telescope, microscope
Samuel Hartlib
royal society of london
William Harvey
circulation of blood
Johannes Kepler
planetary motion; properties of planets
Edme Mariotte
studied sap in plants
Marcello Malpighi
early microscopic anatomist; studied theory of plants circulation and insects
John Napier
mathematician, logarithmic
Isaac Newton
developed theory of gravity and laws of motion
Simon Stevin
introduced decimal system
Evangelista Torricelli
Jan Baptist van Helmont
gas as an element
Otto von Guericke
vacuum pump, air pump
Andreas Vesalius
founder of modern biology
Francois Viete
John Wallis
operation of tides; infinity symbol