Chances are you've heard of many of the scientific laws we're about to mention, along with the geniuses behind them. The question is, can you put the two together?
Question 1 of 20
While no one is certain it plunked him on the head, what universal law supposedly came to Isaac Newton after observing a falling apple?
Question 2 of 20
Newton also got some serious street cred with his three laws of motion. Which of these is NOT a law Newton discovered?
Question 3 of 20
Last Newton question. He had a long-running feud with which scientist who discovered the law of elasticity?
Question 4 of 20
Speaking of random, what scientist discovered three important scientific laws but also believed that the appearance of a 1604 nova was a sign that Native Americans needed to convert to Christianity?
Question 5 of 20
OK, so Kepler discovered three important laws. Which one did he NOT chance upon?
Question 6 of 20
Although there's a woeful lack of female representation in the discovery of scientific laws, which scientist's work (and intriguing death!) inspired Sophie Germain (1776-1831) to become a preeminent mathematician of her time?
Question 7 of 20
Archimedes is well-known for yelling out "Eureka!" upon one of his major discoveries. Which one made him (supposedly) shout the phrase?
Question 8 of 20
John Dalton lent his name to "Daltonism," the red-green color blindness he studied (which impaired his own vision). His eponymous law, however, deals with which physical state of matter?
Question 9 of 20
Robert Boyle invented the litmus test to tell acids from bases, which is cool enough. But he also defined Boyle's law. What does it state?
Question 10 of 20
These scientists are such overachievers. Which one not only defined the law of viscosity but also came up with the word fluorescence, after the mineral fluorite?
Question 11 of 20
Which scientist with a thirst-quenching name wrote the law that investigated the relationship between the absorbance of a solution and the concentration of dissolved solute?
Question 12 of 20
Mr. Adolf E. Fick stated a law of diffusion: The steeper the concentration gradient, the greater the net flux of material by diffusion. What now-common item did he also create an early iteration of?
Question 13 of 20
Sure, we all know Darwin gave us the theory of evolution by way of natural selection. But Darwin wasn't exactly in love with all of the biological world. Which part did he dislike?
Question 14 of 20
This mathematician was such a wunderkind that he earned the title "prince of mathematics." He also defined a law in physics that relates to electric field and charge. Who was it?
Question 15 of 20
Einstein is known for many different theories and scientific laws. Which one of these is NOT Einstein's work?
Question 16 of 20
Here's another easy one. What Nobel-prize-winning physicist defined the uncertainty principle?
Question 17 of 20
This scientist's name conjures up images of space. He also has a law AND a telescope named after him.
Question 18 of 20
Daniel Bernoulli wrote his dissertation about the mechanics of breathing. Later on he developed his famous eponymous principle. What does it deal with?
Question 19 of 20
The mathematician who defined the law of refraction also lent his name to another term, which describes the angle where a fish can see a person on the bank. (The phenomenon is determined by refraction). Who's the mathematician?
Question 20 of 20