Isaac Newton
#5 Overall Influence

Isaac Newton

British physicist and mathematician

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Sir Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica , first published in 1687, laid the foundations of classical mechanics. Newton also made seminal contributions to optics, and shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for developing the infinitesimal calculus.

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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#3 World Rank
Physics
#4 World Rank
Mathematics
#6 World Rank
Chemistry
#28 World Rank
Philosophy
#52 World Rank
Religious Studies