Physics and astronomy
|Field||Person/s considered "father" or "mother"|
|Experimental physics (founder)||Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen)|
|Modern astronomy||Nicolaus Copernicus|
|Nuclear physics||Ernest Rutherford|
|Nuclear science||Marie Curie Pierre Curie|
In this regard, who is the first person to discover science in the world?
In fact, many experts recognize Ibn al-Haytham, who lived in present-day Iraq between 965 and 1039 A.D., as the first scientist. He invented the pinhole camera, discovered the laws of refraction and studied a number of natural phenomena, such as rainbows and eclipses.
When did science begin?
That list begins with the ancient Greeks Hippocrates (c. 460–375 BC) and Aristotle (384–322 BC), who were not really scientists in the modern sense. With the Persian Ibn Sina (980–1037) and the Englishman Roger Bacon (c. 1220–1292), however, we begin to get people thinking a little like modern scientists.
Is history scientific?
The history of science is the study of the development of science and scientific knowledge, including both the natural and social sciences. (The history of the arts and humanities is termed history of scholarship.)