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My presentation is going to be about one of the greatest and most influential scientists of all time namely Isaac Newton.

I think that this presentation is going to be of great interest to the class since weve got so many keen and prominent physicists in this group. Anyway, Newton was born in 1652 and died in 1727. He is best known for discovering universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. Newton showed that the motions of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws, he thus removed the last doubts about heliocentrism and advanced the scientific revolution. Newton introduced all that in his monograph Principia Mathematica which is considered to be one of the most significant scientific books ever written. He also revolutionized mathematics by discovering what is known today as calculus. I am not gonna get into details because I would probably bore you to death. What makes it so fascinating apart from various uses in math, physics or economics is the legendary calculus controversy which was an argument between Newton and the fellow mathematician Leibniz. Basically it was over who had first invented calculus. At the time, this was a serious issue that not only involved matters of mathematical discovery but also matters of national pride and allegiance. Today no one knows who actually discovered calculus but undoubtedly both of them merit the highest acclaim for what they to kind of enhance mathematics. Not too many people realize that Newton was a very religious man. In fact he devoted more time to the study of bible than to science because as he acknowledged his love for god and bible was way greater. His religious convictions are not widely known because a lot of people simply dismiss them. Newtons study of the bible led him to believe that world could end in 2060. Less than half a century to go and we shall see if Newton was right. All in all had it not been for Newton the world we know today would be completely different.