Isaac Newton (1642-1726):  mathematician, physicist, astronomer, author.  Widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826):  statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and principal author of the Declaration of Independence.  Served as third president of the U.S. from 1801 to 1809.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882):  naturalist, geologist, and biologist.  Best known for his contribution to the science of evolution.

Thomas Edison (1847-1931):  described as America’s greatest inventor.  Developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.

Nikola Tesla (1836-1943):  inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist.  Best known for his contribution to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955):  theoretical physicist who discovered the law of photoelectric effect.  Best known for developing the theory of relativity and for creating the world’s most famous equation, E = mc2.