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Important Figures
Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 BCE - c. 212 BCE)
Claudius Ptolemy (c. 90 - c. 168)
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543)
Tycho Brahe (1546 -1601)
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)
Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)
Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650)
Issac Newton (1642 - 1727)
Gottfried Leibniz (1646 - 1716)
Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) An Evening with Leonhard Euler A talk given by William Dunham, Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College.
Joseph Priestly (1733 - 1804)
Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736 - 1806)
James Watt (1736 - 1819)
Alessandro Volta (1745 - 1827)
John Dalton (1766 - 1844)
Andre Marie Ampere (1775 - 1836)
Georg Simon Ohm (1789 - 1854)
Michael Faraday (1791 - 1867)
James Prescott Joule (1818 -1889)
Lord Kelvin (1824 - 1907)
James Clark Maxwell (1831 - 1879)
Dmitri Mendeleev (1834 - 1907)
Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)
Niels Bohr (1855 - 1962)
Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943)
Max Planck (1858 - 1947)
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
Werner Heisenberg (1901 - 1976)

Books

Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything [a] (Errata here. Goes over much of the universe's history from its creation and "stories about the scientists behind the research and discoveries and their sometimes eccentric behaviours." Doesn't cover math and technology, it seems.)

Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions [a] [a1] (Philosophy of science, discussing the historical development of science. Literally defined for the first time how science is created and maintained, coining the term "paradigm" and introducing the idea of scientific paradigms.)

Karl Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery [a] (Philosophy of science)

Pierre Duhem, To Save the Phenomena: An Essay on the Idea of Physical Theory from Plato to Galileo [a] (Philosophy of science)

Alexandre Koyré, From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe [a] (Philosophy of science. Avoid the Forgotten Books- and CreativeSpace-published versions.) - Everything else by Koyré is good too.


Videos
Crash Course World History