Isaac Newton

AI solves calculations that astronomers since Newton have struggled with

To make sure a planetary system is stable, astronomers need to calculate the motions of multiple interacting planets over billions of years and check each possible configuration for stability -- a computationally prohibitive undertaking.

Jul 14, 2020, 13:05 PM IST

Google doodle celebrates 372nd birth anniversary of German philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

In philosophy, Leibniz is most noted for his conclusion that our Universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created, an idea that was often lampooned by others such as Voltaire.

Jul 01, 2018, 11:34 AM IST

Stephen Hawking to be laid to rest near graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Isaac Newton was buried at the Abbey following his death in 1727, as was naturalist Charles Darwin a century and a half later in 1882.

Mar 21, 2018, 10:02 AM IST

Isaac Newton, the artist? Graffiti sketched by scientist as a young boy discovered

The sketch is thought to have been inspired by the building of a mill nearby during Newton's childhood.  

Dec 11, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Newton designed Queen Anne's 'political' coronation medal

An Oxford University researcher has discovered that a 'highly political' medal issued to mark Queen Anne's coronation was designed by scientist Isaac Newton.

Mar 23, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

Fundamental laws of science questionable: Indian researcher

A Shimla-based researcher, who picked holes in Isaac Newton's laws of motion, Albert Einstein's mass energy equation and Archimedes' principle, Saturday sought debate on his work on fundamental laws of science.

Feb 28, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Indian science meet steals Isaac Newton's thunder

After suggesting that the Pythagorean theorem had its roots in India, scientists at a national science conference now appear to have stolen Isaac Newton's thunder too.

Feb 13, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

Newton didn't give second law of motion, says new paper

In Isaac Newton's time, the terms "acceleration" and "second derivative" did not exist, so he could not have deduced F=ma, the second law of motion. This has been unscientifically credited to Newton, says a research paper.

Sep 21, 2014, 23:22 PM IST

Indian researcher hailed for his work on Newton`s law of motion

Ajay Sharma, a researcher from Indian hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, has received praise from an international society of scientists for his work on Newton’s law of motion.

Jul 29, 2014, 19:17 PM IST