Famous Filipino physicists include Gregorio Zara, Caesar Saloma and Diosdado Banatao. These men were responsible for significant advances in solar energy, optics and computer science.Know More
Gregorio Zara discovered the law of electrical kinetic resistance, which is named the Zara Effect in his honor. He invented the two-way videophone in 1955, then turned his attention toward solar energy, inventing solar batteries, stoves and water heaters.
Caesar Saloma made significant advances in the field of optics and invented optical microscope techniques. He became chancellor of the main campus of the University of the Philippines in 2011 and is editor-in-chief of the Philippine Journal of Science.
Diosdado Banatao developed chips that accelerate computer speed. He was also involved with the development of the Ethernet controller chip and developed the idea of a local bus for personal computers.Learn more about Physics
The most famous Filipino psychologist is quite possible Virgilio Enriquez, who is known throughout the Philippines as the Father of Filipino Psychology. He founded the National Organization of Filipino Psychology in 1975.Full Answer >
Two famous Filipino painters are Juan Luna and Fernando Amorsolo. Both painters are dead but during their lives, they were highly successful and celebrated. In recognition of his skillful depiction of dead and discarded gladiators in ancient Rome — a painting entitled "Spoliarium" — Juan Luna was awarded the gold medal at the 1884 salon exhibit of Madrid when he was just 26.Full Answer >
Some famous Filipino sculptors are Rey Paz Contreras, Eduardo Castrillo, Solomon Saprid and Napoleon Abueva. A work by Napoleon Abueva, titled "The Sculpture," has been on display in the United Nations headquarters.Full Answer >
Some famous Filipino composers include Allan Pineda Lindo, Levi Celerio and Nilo Alcala. Pineda and Celerio both compose music for live performances, and Alcala primarily composes for film.Full Answer >