Prominent English physicist Sir Isaac Newton received several awards and honors such as a knighthood, the top mathematics professor at Cambridge University, admission to the Royal Society, a seat in Parliament and burial in Westminster Abbey. Newton lived from Jan. 4, 1643 until March 31, 1727, and he is considered one of the inventors of calculus.Know More
Educationally, Newton gained acceptance into Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in 1661 after he failed to follow his father's footsteps as a farmer. Four years later, Newton earned a bachelor's degree from the prestigious university. Newton earned a master's degree in 1668, and a year later he was awarded the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge, an appointment he achieved at 27 when he succeeded his mentor and first Lucasian Chair, Isaac Barrow. Newton resigned the chair in 1701.
In 1672, Newton was admitted to the Royal Society. The physicist was elected the group's president in 1703, and each year thereafter, until his death in 1727. The Royal Society is an academy of scientists started in the 1660s by King Charles II. Thanks to Newton's political connections, he was elected to Parliament twice from the University of Cambridge in 1689 and 1701. Newton was knighted by Queen Anne in 1705 and was buried in Westminster Abbey after his death.Learn more about Homework Answers
Isaac Newton worked as a professor at Cambridge University, held a seat in British Parliament and served as Master of the British Mint. In his early life, Newton attempted farming, but it did not suit him.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton was awarded many honors during his life, mostly in the form of titles and positions. In addition to serving as a member, and later president, of The Royal Society, Isaac Newton served as a member of Parliament and professor at Cambridge University. The mathematician and astronomer invented calculus, defined universal laws of motion and gravity, and made discoveries in astronomy and chemistry.Full Answer >
Gregor Mendel was elected vice president of the National Science Society in 1868, nominated for the Order of Franz Josef in 1872 and awarded the Medal of the Heitzing Horticultural Society in 1882. Mendel was an Austrian monk whose studies of pea plants has become the foundation of modern genetics. He is known as the "father of modern genetics."Full Answer >
In 1753, Ben Franklin won the Copley Medal awarded by the Royal Society of London. The same year, he was also awarded honorary doctorate degrees from a number of prestigious universities, including Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. In 1759, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.Full Answer >