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  Anthroposophie Forum - Bibliothek: Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton was born in Lincolnshire, near Grantham, on December 25, 1642, and died at Kensington, London, on March 20, 1727.
Isaac Newton is popularly remembered as the man who saw an apple fall from a tree, and was inspired to invent the theory of gravity.
Newton was forced to leave Cambridge when it was closed because of the plague, and it was during this period that he made some of his most significant discoveries.
www.anthroposophie.net /bibliothek/nawi/physik/newton/bib_newton.htm   (1140 words)

 Newton biography
Isaac Newton was born in the manor house of Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire.
Newton explained a wide range of previously unrelated phenomena: the eccentric orbits of comets, the tides and their variations, the precession of the Earth's axis, and motion of the Moon as perturbed by the gravity of the Sun.
Newton was at the height of his standing - seen as a leader of the university and one of the most eminent mathematicians in the world.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Biographies/Newton.html   (3758 words)

 Isaac Newton's Life
Newton made contributions to all branches of mathematics then studied, but is especially famous for his solutions to the contemporary problems in analytical geometry of drawing tangents to curves (differentiation) and defining areas bounded by curves (integration).
Newton's work on pure mathematics was virtually hidden from all but his correspondents until 1704, when he published, with Opticks, a tract on the quadrature of curves (integration) and another on the classification of the cubic curves.
Correspondence with Hooke (1679-1680) redirected Newton to the problem of the path of a body subjected to a centrally directed force that varies as the inverse square of the distance; he determined it to be an ellipse, so informing Edmond Halley in August 1684.
www.newton.cam.ac.uk /newtlife.html   (2143 words)

 What Did Isaac Newton Invent?
Newton laid the foundations for differential and integral calculus, several years before its independent discovery by Leibniz.
In his Principia Newton explained a wide range of previously unrelated phenomena: the eccentric orbits of comets, the tides and their variations, the precession of the Earth's axis, and motion of the Moon as perturbed by the gravity of the Sun.
He also observed Newton's rings, which are actually a manifestation of the wave nature of light which Newton did not believe in.
www.juliantrubin.com /bigten/newtoninvent.html   (385 words)

 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Sir Isaac Newton: Scientist, alchemist and theologian | Alchemy and ...
Sir Isaac Newton attained scientific immortality for formulating the law of gravity, but he was also a theologian who wrote more than one million words on biblical subjects and was influenced by Hebrew scripture, according to academic articles on his work.
Newton wrote that this apocalypse would be followed by a 1,000-year reign by the saints on Earth.
The Newton Project is working towards the publication, for the first time, of all Newton’s theological and alchemical works, stating “There are excellent editions of his mathematical and scientific papers, as well as of his correspondence, but very few of his non-scientific writings have ever appeared in print.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /newton_alchemist.html   (1659 words)

 Isaac Newton Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Opened in 1992, the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences is the United Kingdom's de facto national research institute for mathematics and theoretical physics.
It is part of Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, and is named after the famous English mathematician Isaac Newton, who was a graduate of that university.
The Institute is housed in a building on the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Isaac_Newton_Institute   (191 words)

 natural theology > synopsis > 14 Isaac Newton
Newton, building on the work of the Galilean era, showed that the heavens and the earth are physically one.
Newton's law of gravitation tells us that the attractive force between two massive bodies is proportional to the product of their masses divided by the distance between them squared.
Newton put the sciences of mechanics and astronomy on a sound footing, but his method of mathematical modelling was to have even greater influence.
www.naturaltheology.net /Synopsis/s14Newton.html   (1535 words)

 Sir Isaac Newton | Scientist and Mathematician
Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 (by the Julian calendar then in use; or January 4, 1643 by the current Gregorian calendar) in Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire, England.
Newton was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge where he lived from 1661 to 1696.
Newton died in London on March 20, 1727 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, the first scientist to be accorded this honor.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/95dec/newton.html   (680 words)

 Isaac Newton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Newton began his schooling in the village schools and was later sent to The King's School, Grantham, where he became the top boy in the school.
Newton's interest in alchemy cannot be isolated from his contributions to science.
Newton won his convictions and in February 1699, he had ten prisoners waiting to be executed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Isaac_Newton   (5189 words)

 Isaac Newton
In 1696, Newton gained an appointment as Warden of the Royal Mint and, in 1700, was made Master.
The semi-senile Newton was responsible for the determination of the relationship between the values of gold and silver in the minting of coins.
Sir Isaac Newton and the Unification of Physics and Astronomy at Univ. Tennessee
cepa.newschool.edu /het/profiles/newton.htm   (349 words)

 Sir Isaac Newton: The Universal Law of Gravitation
Finally, Newton reasoned that if the cannon projected the cannon ball with exactly the right velocity, the projectile would travel completely around the Earth, always falling in the gravitational field but never reaching the Earth, which is curving away at the same rate that the projectile falls.
Newton concluded that the orbit of the Moon was of exactly the same nature: the Moon continuously "fell" in its path around the Earth because of the acceleration due to gravity, thus producing its orbit.
However Newton, largely as a corollary of his 3rd Law, demonstrated that the situation actually was more symmetrical than Kepler imagined and that the Sun does not occupy a privileged postion; in the process he modified Kepler's 3rd Law.
csep10.phys.utk.edu /astr161/lect/history/newtongrav.html   (1830 words)

 The Newtonator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Newton is credited with the invention of calculus years before Gottfried Leibniz, but Leibniz was the first to publish his work.
Newton the Lucky Genius - This aesthetically pleasing page is separated into 6 helpful sections, from quotes to his time in London, to his early years.
Newton’s mother, Hannah, named him after his father because he died when she was five months pregnant.
www.kn.att.com /wired/fil/pages/listisaacneju.html   (862 words)

 INI Moscow Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Isaac Newton Institute (Instituto Isaac Newton) for astronomical research (INI) was founded in 1978 by Gonzalo Alcaino.
As for the year 2002 the Institute is composed of 14 branches in 9 countries (see the figure).
The staff of the Isaac Newton Institute in Chile is composed of Gonzalo Alcaino, the Director and President of the Corporation, William Liller, Senior Research Astronomer, Franklin Alvarado, Research Associate, and Marcela Rodriguez is the acting secretary.
xray.sai.msu.ru /~polar/html/ini/ini.html   (208 words)

 Sir Isaac Newton
Newton got his friends to say he was the one.
Newton would dress up in disguises so no one would know him, and he would go out on the streets of London to try and catch the counterfeiters.
Using Sir Isaac Newton's three laws of motion as the basis of his daily activities, Harry ingeniously introduces young readers to the fundamentals of action and reaction in a clever, hilarious way.
www.gardenofpraise.com /ibdnewt.htm   (1070 words)

 Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton was a revolutionary, brilliant mathematician and scientist.
Newton was not considered an amiable man for some time.
Newton is especially famous for his solutions to the contemporary problems in analytical geometry of drawing tangents to curves (differentiation) and defining areas bounded by curves (integration).
www.planetharold.com /physics/isaacnewton.html   (522 words)

 DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln | A spectroscopic and photometric study of short-timescale variability ...
Merkulova, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Ukraine, & Isaac Newton Institute of Chile
Pronik, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Ukraine, & Isaac Newton Institute of Chile
Sergeev, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Ukraine, & Isaac Newton Institute of Chile
digitalcommons.unl.edu /physicsfacpub/29   (272 words)

 SMB - Newsletter v13n1
The purpose of Newton Institute programmes is to bring together mathematicians and scientists who are interested in a particular area of science or mathematics but do not commonly join forces to attack research problems simultaneously from their different points of view.
Thus, in the context of the present programme, we expect that a few participants from (different areas in) the mathematical sciences will be present throughout, but that the principal long-term biologists will normally stay only for their particular subject, though overlapping a bit with the neighbouring ones, we hope.
The Newton Institute is able to offer financial support to those of the longer-term participants who need it.
www.smb.org /newsletter/13.1/newton.shtml   (764 words)

 Isaac Newton's Apple Tree - Icons of England
In the back garden of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge is an apple tree.
Each is said to be a descendant of the one at Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham that inspired the founder of modern physics to inquire into the nature of gravitation and the laws of motion.
Why should it not go sideways or upwards, but constantly to the earth’s centre?” In the popular myth we all grew up with, Newton was hit on the head by the apple, its impact suggestively knocking a moment of enlightened inspiration into him.
www.icons.org.uk /nom/nominations/isaac-newton2019s-apple-tree   (227 words)

 About the Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
He is distinguished for his contributions in the areas of string theory and conformal field theory, as well as strong administrative leadership in academic institutions in the UK.
He also led the planning and fund-raising for the University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences, which re-housed the university's departments of mathematics and theoretical physics alongside the Isaac Newton Institute, creating one of the world's largest centers for research and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
In 1997, together with David Olive, he was awarded the Dirac Prize and Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, in recognition of their highly influential contributions over an extended period to string theory and quantum field theory.
www.ias.edu /About/faculty/goddard.php   (229 words)

The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (based at the University of Cambridge, UK) marked the start of a six-month initiative on the computational challenges of partial differential equations with a workshop, "Mathematical Challenges in Science and Engineering Computation," January 20-24.
This is the first programme devoted to numerical analysis and computation at the Newton Institute, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.
The organisers of the six-month programme at the Newton Institute are Mark Ainsworth (Strathclyde), Charlie Elliott (Sussex), and Endre Süli (Oxford), assisted by an international advisory committee (John Barrett, Franco Brezzi, Ricardo Nochetto, Rolf Rannacher).
www.siam.org /siamnews/05-03/newton.htm   (732 words)

 Global problems in Mathematical Relativity at the Isaac Newton Institute
Appropriately coinciding with last year's centenary of Einstein's great papers, the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, England, sponsored and hosted during 2005 a nearly 5 month long programme on "Global Problems in Mathematical Relativity".
The first of these, the week long Euroconference on "Global General Relativity", included talks on a very wide range of topics, from recent developments on quasilocal mass to the latest observational data pertaining to astrophysical fl holes, and from numerical simulations of classical solutions to recently developed ideas on quantum field theory in curved spacetimes.
The five month long Newton Institute programme was capped by a week long Euroconference in December which focussed on studies of the Einstein constraint equations and on a number of related mathematical and physical themes.
www.phys.lsu.edu /mog/mog27/node14.html   (480 words)

 Reporter 11/8/04: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences: Notice
The General Board, on the recommendation of the Management Committee of the Isaac Newton Institute, have agreed to rescind Regulation 2 of the regulations for the staff of the Institute (Statutes and Ordinances, p.
This regulation governs the appointment of the Director of the Institute, which is concurrently held by the N. Rothschild and Sons Professor of Mathematical Sciences.
There shall be a Director of the Institute who shall be the N. Rothschild and Sons Professor of Mathematical Sciences.
www.admin.cam.ac.uk /reporter/2003-04/weekly/5972/17.html   (167 words)

 Quantum gravity subprogram at the Isaac Newton Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Isaac Newton Institute programme ``Global Problems in Mathematical Relativity'', which spanned close to 5 months in the autumn of 2005, contained in October-November a four-week subprogramme on quantum gravity, organized by Abhay Ashtekar and Piotr Chrusciel.
While quantum issues did feature throughout the mathematical relativity programme, and especially during the fl holes theme weeks in August-September, the purpose of the quantum gravity subprogramme was to focus on loop quantum gravity and related topics.
Outside the official activities there were numerous informal discussions on specific topics, and the celebrated layout of the institute building encouraged all interested to join these discussions.
www.phys.lsu.edu /mog/mog27/node13.html   (501 words)

 About "Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Isaac Newton Institute is an international research institute for the mathematical sciences.
Announcements; seminars; past, current, and future programmes; and institute reports, publications, videos, and artefacts, such as sculptures, busts, and a descendant of the apple tree said to inspire Newtown's theory of gravitation.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel School of Education.
mathforum.org /library/view/12346.html   (60 words)

 Isaac Newton Institute of Chile in Estern Europe and Eurasia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Isaac Newton Institute of Chile in Estern Europe and Eurasia
The Isaac Newton Institute of Chile (INI) established its Pushchino Branch in May, 2002.
R.Dagkesamanskii, the Head of the Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
www.prao.psn.ru /ini/hist.html   (157 words)

 NOVA | Newton's Dark Secrets | PBS
If there's one word to describe Isaac Newton it is "genius," as this interview with historian Jed Buchwald makes clear.
Edmond Halley visited Newton with a simple question and came away with the seeds of a masterwork, the Principia.
In 1927, 200 years after Newton's death, Albert Einstein wrote a glowing appreciation.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/newton   (149 words)

 Newton, Isaac
Isaac Newton and Astrology, by Robert H. van Gent
Isaac Newton Room at Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Isaac Newton School, Hull, UK (See also here.)
www.astro.uni-bonn.de /~pbrosche/persons/pers_newton_i.html   (245 words)

 Sir Isaac Newton: Additional Resources
Newton's Birth Date and The Anni Mirabiles - Kevin Brown
The Grave of Sir Isaac Newton - findagrave.com
Newton and the Unification of Physics and Astronomy - UTennessee
www.luminarium.org /sevenlit/newton/newtonadd.htm   (98 words)

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