Though he did not create the gyroscope, he is credited for naming it.
He has an asteroid named after him, called the 5668 Foucault.
He tried studying medicine, but when he realized he had a fear of blood, he turned to physics.
Albert Abraham Michelson was an American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment
Was a German physicist who was the first to show that electric current flows at the speed of light through a conductor.
A British scientist and natural philosopher.
was an Indian physicist whose ground breaking work in the field of light scattering earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics
is an English physicist and former musician, a Royal Society University Research Fellow, PPARC Advanced Fellow at the University of Manchester
British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster.
An English biologist and Roman Catholic priest.
An English natural philosopher and polymath.
Was a prominent Dutch mathematician and philosopher.