Edward Jenner, (17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) was a British scientist who pioneered the concept of vaccines including creating the smallpox vaccine, the world's first ever vaccine. The terms vaccine and vaccination are derived from Variolae vaccine ('smallpox of the cow'), the term devised by Jenner to denote cowpox. He used it in 1798 in the long title of his Inquiry into the Variolae vaccine known as the Cow Pox, in which he described the protective effect of cowpox against smallpox.
In the West, Jenner is often called "the father of immunology", and his work is said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other human". In Jenner's time, smallpox killed around 10% of the population, with the number as high as 20% in towns and cities where infection spread more easily. Edward Jenner, in the beginning, was considered an out caste and half mad. His conviction on his work, created a massive paradigm shift and saved the world.
Nicole Tesla: Serbian-American engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) made dozens of breakthroughs in the production, transmission and application of electric power.
He invented the first alternating current (AC) motor and developed AC generation and transmission technology.
Tesla developed the alternating-current power system that provides electricity for homes and buildings.
He also pioneered the field of radio communication and was granted more than 100 U.S. patents.
Tesla was an outstanding inventor who created a paradigm shift in electricity and how it could be used.
If so, why is he little known? Westinghouse won the right to supply the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with electricity, and the rest is history.
With these accomplishments, why isn't Tesla recognized? Perhaps it was because his genius was intimidating, he wasn't a public-relations wizard, and he cared more about research than money.
Since 22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920
Srinivasa Ramanujam : An intuitive mathematical genius, Ramanujan's discoveries have influenced several areas of mathematics, but he is probably most famous for his contributions to number theory and infinite series, among them fascinating formulas that can be used to calculate digits of pi in unusual ways.
Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems then considered unsolvable.
A true Genius who was undeterred by people opposing hi, spited paradigms in mathematical analysis which solved many problems.
Since 476 AD
Aryabhata is the first of the great astronomers of the classical age of India. He was born in 476 AD in Ashmaka but later lived in Kusumapura, which his commentator Bhaskara I (629 AD) identifies with Patilputra (modern Patna).
Aryabhata gave the world the digit "0" (zero) for which he became immortal.
Friedrich Miescher: Many people believe that American biologist James Watson and English physicist Francis Crick discovered DNA in the 1950s.
In reality, this is not the case. Rather, DNA was first identified in the late 1860s by Swiss chemist Friedrich Miescher.
In the winter of 1868/9 the young Swiss doctor Friedrich Miescher, working in the laboratory of Felix Hoppe-Seyler at the University of Tübingen, performed experiments on the chemical composition of leukocytes that lead to the discovery of DNA.
In his experiments, Miescher noticed a precipitate of an unknown substance, which he characterised further.
Its properties during the isolation procedure and its resistance to protease digestion indicated that the novel substance was not a protein or lipid.
Analyses of its elementary composition revealed that, unlike proteins, it contained large amounts of phosphorous and, as Miescher confirmed later, lacked sulphur. Miescher recognised that he had discovered a novel molecule.
Since he had isolated it from the cells’ nuclei he named it nuclein, a name preserved in today’s designation deoxyribonucleic acid
He is the true father of genetics and his perception created a huge paradigm shift in advances of genetics which led to the discovery of the structure and functions of the DNA.
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