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The private lives of Isaac Newton. Despite the recent news of Facebook’s undisclosed fiddling with user news feeds and Google’s quick scramble to comply with the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling, commercial sites do not – yet – have a monopoly on digital history.

The private lives of Isaac Newton

In recent years, large-scale projects have been under way to put online the private papers and letters of many important figures from the past, including scientific ones such as Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. What new historical questions does this online material raise? The case of Isaac Newton raises some interesting points about privacy and publication.

Newton left behind a remarkable ten million words of writing, most of it not scientific but religious, historical and alchemical. This material was so private that he shared it with almost no one during his lifetime. Following Newton’s death in 1727, the papers remained largely unread and inaccessible for more than two hundred years. Woolsthorpe Manor. Notice: As we are now in our winter opening period, the Manor House is only open Friday-Monday for guided tours at 11.15am, 12.30 and 1.45pm.

Woolsthorpe Manor

If you would like to visit the Manor House, please arrive in time for the last tour of the day. To book places on a tour please contact the property. Please check ahead of your visit on bad weather days. Please note that the whole site will be closed on Tuesday 10 February for volunteer training. Isaac Newton was born in this modest manor house in 1642 and he made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity here in the plague years of 1666-7. As well as his ground-breaking scientific work, Newton went on to roles as diverse as a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, President of the Royal Society and Master of the Royal Mint. Newton Papers. Cambridge University Library holds the largest and most important collection of the scientific works of Isaac Newton (1642-1727).

Newton Papers

Newton was closely associated with Cambridge. He came to the University as a student in 1661, graduating in 1665, and from 1669 to 1701 he held the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics. Under the regulations for this Chair, Newton was required to deposit copies of his lectures in the University Library. These, and some correspondence relating to the University, were assigned the classmarks Dd.4.18, Dd.9.46, Dd.9.67, Dd.9.68, and Mm.6.50. Newton biography. Born: 4 January 1643 in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England Died: 31 March 1727 in London, England Click the picture aboveto see twenty six larger pictures Show birthplace location Isaac Newton's life can be divided into three quite distinct periods.

Newton biography

The first is his boyhood days from 1643 up to his appointment to a chair in 1669. The second period from 1669 to 1687 was the highly productive period in which he was Lucasian professor at Cambridge. Isaac Newton Biography - Newton's Life, Career, Work - Dr Robert A. Hatch. Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727), English natural philosopher, generally regarded as the most original and influential theorist in the history of science.

Isaac Newton Biography - Newton's Life, Career, Work - Dr Robert A. Hatch

In addition to his invention of the infinitesimal calculus and a new theory of light and color, Newton transformed the structure of physical science with his three laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation. As the keystone of the scientific revolution of the 17th century, Newton's work combined the contributions of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, and others into a new and powerful synthesis. Three centuries later the resulting structure - classical mechanics - continues to be a useful but no less elegant monument to his genius. Life & Character - Isaac Newton was born prematurely on Christmas day 1642 (4 January 1643, New Style) in Woolsthorpe, a hamlet near Grantham in Lincolnshire. The posthumous son of an illiterate yeoman (also named Isaac), the fatherless infant was small enough at birth to fit 'into a quartpot.'

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Special thanks to the Microsoft Corporation for their contribution to our site.

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

The following information came from Microsoft Encarta. Biography - English physicist and mathematician. Sir Isaac Newton, (born December 25, 1642 [January 4, 1643, New Style], Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England—died March 20 [March 31], 1727, London), English physicist and mathematician, who was the culminating figure of the scientific revolution of the 17th century.

biography - English physicist and mathematician

In optics, his discovery of the composition of white light integrated the phenomena of colours into the science of light and laid the foundation for modern physical optics. ISAAC NEWTON. L'œuvre de Newton constitue sans conteste le plus grand moment de la science moderne telle qu'elle s'est constituée après la Renaissance ; elle couronne les travaux exceptionnellement riches d'une pléiade de mathématiciens et de physiciens de génie.


On pourrait généraliser la remarque qu'il fit lui-même à propos des recherches en optique de Descartes, Hooke et Boyle, dont il s'inspira : « Si j'ai vu plus loin, c'est parce que j'étais assis sur les épaules de géants. » Cette œuvre inaugura, par ses synthèses magistrales, une nouvelle ère de la pensée scientifique qui dura plus de deux siècles, et dont la science contemporaine est encore largement l'héritière, même après les nombreux bouleversements survenus en mathématique et en physique.

Les autres sciences s'en inspirèrent également pour formuler les normes de scientificité dont elles avaient besoin pour s'établir, et la philosophie s'appuya sur elle dans son projet de fonder une nouvelle intelligibilité rationnelle postcartésienne. Sir Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton - Biography - Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, Scientist. Isaac Newton and a Scientific Revolution Video - Enlightenment. NEWTON, Isaac. NEWTON, Isaac (1643 - 1727)