Can you name different scientists who excel in various subfields? We'll give you a few in this quiz.
People who conduct experiments are curious about how things work. They may not strictly be people of science, but they pursue it just the same. They're the ones who ask difficult questions about the universe. They can come from various walks of life. They can be as young as teenagers and already think ahead of their age and time.
A great example of that kind of scientist is Philo Farnsworth. Inspired by the new invention of his time called commercial radio, this American teenager thought of transmitting an image via airwaves. Do you know what he invented? The idea for television. He presented this idea to his high school science teacher who encouraged him to develop it. But while he successfully invented and patented his creations, big corporate entities and legal battles bogged him down. This is partly the reason why his name doesn't ring a bell sometimes in discussing inventors.
But not all scientists, inventors and innovators encountered that kind of bad luck. A lot of them got credit where it was due. Even if they had to overcome obstacles regarding their race, gender or sexual orientation, they all persisted. Many were happy to have the spotlight on them. There were also those who didn't mind being in the background. Eventually, we also learned of their achievements and honored them with their rightful place in history.
So, can you name many of these great people? Take the quiz and test yourself!