This semester I got some binders with clear plastic in the front. To organize my classes I used these three historic scientific characters:
Mary Anning (Geology) - Anning was a paleontologist who scored some great finds for the Jurassic period. Her discoveries directly influenced the theories of extinction
Alan Turing (Mathematics) - Turing was an amazing mathematician who made a few wonderful discoveries. His biggest contribution was probably the “Turing machine” a machine where one could input data, and from that data output a result. Oh it’s also very likely he also single handedly ended World War II by decrypting the German’s enigma machine.
Richard Feynman (Physics) - Richard Feynman is probably one of the most famous physicists from the last 50 years. He worked at Los Almos, developed Path integral formulation in quantum mechanics (colloquially known as Feynman Diagrams), and in his mean time played the bongos.
Of these three people, Anning was the one I knew least about before I went looking around (I had already known of Turing and read several of Feynman’s books). It was fun going back through and looking for people to put on my books. I just thought this was a fun thing to do and share. Maybe next semester I’ll put on some lesser known scientists so I can actually learn something new.