Sir Issac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

English mathematician and physicist

Birth December 25, 1642

Death March 20, 1727

Place of Birth Woolsthorpe, England

Known for Inventing, in part, the branch of mathematics now known as calculus

Formulating the three laws of motion, which describe classical mechanics

Proposing the theory of universal gravitation, which explains that all bodies are affected by the force called gravity

Career 1661 Entered Trinity College, University of Cambridge

1665-1666 Developed what he called the fluxional method (now known as calculus) while

living in seclusion to avoid the plague

1669-1701 Served as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge

1687 Published his seminal work, Philosphiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical

Principles of Natural Philosophy), which contained his three laws of motion and the theory

of gravitation

1703-1727 Acted as president of the Royal Society, an organization that promotes the natural sciences

1704 Published Opticks (Optics), describing his theory that white light is a blend of different colors

Sir Isaac Newton

English mathematician and physicist

Birth December 25, 1642

Death March 20, 1727

Place of Birth Woolsthorpe, England

Known for Inventing, in part, the branch of mathematics now known as calculus

Formulating the three laws of motion, which describe classical mechanics

Proposing the theory of universal gravitation, which explains that all bodies are affected by the force called gravity

Career 1661 Entered Trinity College, University of Cambridge

1665-1666 Developed what he called the fluxional method (now known as calculus) while

living in seclusion to avoid the plague

1669-1701 Served as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge

1687 Published his seminal work, Philosphiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical

Principles of Natural Philosophy), which contained his three laws of motion and the theory

of gravitation

1703-1727 Acted as president of the Royal Society, an organization that promotes the natural sciences

1704 Published Opticks (Optics), describing his theory that white light is a blend of different colors