Thomas Hunt Morgan
James D. Watson
Sir Walter Ramsey
Sir Isaac Newton
James Clerk Maxwell
- Scots have been significant in many of the major
inventions of the last 300 years including the steam engine, telegraph and
computer. In addition to the practical science of invention, the Scots
have made as enormous impact on the pure sciences of the world as well.
The contributions to science began early and continues up to the present,
and in all parts of the world.
- James Gregory invented the Gregorian Reflecting
Telescope. James Short, a celebrated telescope maker, was the first person
to deduce the Solar Parallax.
- Thomas Henderson was born in Dundee and became the
first person to measure the distance between the earth and a star. The
name of that star was Alpha Centauri. In Germany , John Lamont, the son of
a Braemar Forester, discovered the satellites of Uranus in 1837.