Dumas, Jean Baptiste Andre (1800-1884), a French chemist. He was noted for his researches in atomic weights, the composition and density of the atmosphere, and the theory of chemical types. Dumas studied in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1821 he went to Paris, where he served on the faculties of the College de France, Ecole de Medecine, and Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures. He held several government posts.
The man immortalized on the left was behind the three laws of motion and the universal law of gravitation. He was also competitive, temperamental and fascinated with alchemy. How well do you know Newton?
He was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died. He has yet to be awarded a Nobel Prize, although he was awarded a guest spot on “The Simpsons.” What else do you know (or not know) about this acclaimed physicist?