Who is the father of physics?
We all know that physics is the branch of science that deals with the scientific study of natural forces or physical quantities. But we are not aware of the father of physics.
That’s why now I am going to answer this interesting question. So let’s start.
For the most part, there is just one father of any subject or any branch. But in the case of physics, the title of the father of physics in the world goes to the three very popular scientists or inventors.
- Albert Einstein
- Issac Newton
- Galileo Galilei
All three of them are awarded this position.
Now let’s gain more information about them
Father of Modern Physics: Sir Albert Einstein
Sir Albert Einstein is known as the father of modern physics. Because of his extraordinary contributions and hard work in the field of modern physics.
The Theory of Relativity is the most famous theory explained by Sir Albert Einstein.
E = MC² [ mass energy equivalence formula ]
The discovery of the photoelectric effect is also one of the greatest achievements of Sir Albert Einstein.
Due to his continuous efforts, and his achievements we call him the father of modern physics.
Learn more from wikipedia
Father of Physics: Sir Issac Newton
Sir Issac Newton is known as the father of gravitational and motion physics. He is one of the greatest mathematicians and scientists until now.
He gave many important theories, concepts, and formulas that help us to understand physics easily.
But, sir Issac Newton is mainly famous for his laws of gravitation and three laws of motion.
In 1686, Sir Issac Newton stated that in the universe each particle of matter attracts every other particle of matter. This universal attractive force is called gravitational force and the event is known as gravitation.
Laws of motion:-
- Everybody retains its state of rest or state of motion until an external force is applied to it. This law is known as the law of inertia.
- A force applied on a body equal to the product of the mass of the body and the acceleration produced.
- Every action has its equal and opposite reaction.
Father of old Physics: Galileo Galilei
Sir Galileo Galilei is also known as the father of old physics. He was an engineer, astronomer, and physicist.
He is known for his mind-blowing contributions to physics. Analytical dynamics, heliocentrism, kinematics, and observational astronomy are some topics which he loves.
In 1669 Sir Galileo Galilei confirmed that the surface of the moon is not smooth. He used a refracting telescope at that time. He also observed the 4 moons of Jupiter.
Who is the real father of physics
Well, this is a very confusing question, whom we consider the real father. But, according to me, we should give this status to all three.
Due to their extraordinary hard work, they made our life easy, I think without them now we are living a complex life. Many other scientists and researchers also contributed to the field of physics, which make our life easier.
A special thanks to all of them, who made our life easy.
Now it’s your turn to tell me your opinion in the comment section.
Here are some frequently asked questions.
1. Who invented physics?
Galileo Galilei is the inventor of physics.
2. Who wrote the first book of physics?
3. What is the old name of physics?
Until the late 18th century the physics was known as natural philosophy.
4. When did modern physics begin?
In 1939, Max Planck’s hypothesis and theory of relativity lead to the beginning of modern physics.
5. Why do we study physics?
Because physics helps us to learn how something works from first principles.