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Seven Physicists are featured in the Restless Universe from Isaac Newton (1642-1727) to Richard Feynman (1918-1988) each one playing an important part in developing our understanding of the Physical World around us.

Isaac Newton

Combining mathematical genius and profound physical insight, Newton also possessed practical skills and was the foremost scientist of his time, or perhaps any time

Ludwig Boltzmann

Using statistical ideas to gain valuable insight into the meaning of entropy his contribution was vital, but had a tragic outcome

Michael Faraday

The field theory of electromagnetism was mainly the creation of two men, Michael Faraday and...

James Clerk Maxwell

They are, in a sense, the Galileo and the Newton of field theory.

Albert Einstein

A physicist of the first rank and an instantly recognized icon of scientific genius, probably best known for work on the special theory of relativity and his famous equation E = mc^{2}

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

The 'discoverer' of antimatter - one of the most important discoveries of the century, his formulation of quantum mechanics has remained the basis of the subject ever since

Richard Feynman

A major figure in the development of quantum electrodynamics and one of the twentieth century's greatest exponents of intuitive - yet highly rigorous - physics