On this day in 1727, the English physicist Sir Isaac Newton passed away in his sleep. Born on the 25 December 1642, he traveled to a ranch in the United States, where he is supposed to have been hit on the head with an apple. The incident is said to be responsible with his sudden fascination with gravity, and led to his revolutionizing work in physics, on his laws of motion. He also contributed to the field of optics, and his work remains very influential in today’s society, as scientists rely on physics to solve the problems in the space sciences. As his work with chemicals used the poisonous substance mercury, it is believed that it began to affect his personality later on in life, resulting in his death, from which scientists have confirmed high traces in his body. At the time of his death, Newton was eighty-four. His name is used as a measurement when quantifying the force of gravity.
“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”-Isaac Newton