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1. Which physicist became more famous for his cat than for his equation?
2. What was Albert Einstein's first Nobel prize all about?
3. In which ancient culture was the hypothesis that all matter exists out of particles first formulated?
4. The great scientist Isaac Newton assumed light was a bundle which consisted of light particles (photons), while the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens assumed light consisted of waves. Which one was correct?
5. Which Italian became famous for the experiment he conducted with a mercury tube to measure the atmospheric pressure?
6. The following statement is actually one of Kepler's laws. Which one is it?
"The line joining a planet to the Sun sweeps out equal areas in equal intervals of time."
7. Most materials take up more space when they melt. Ice is an exception that takes up less space when it melts.
8. The basic principle for generating electric current was the work of which scientist?
9. Electromagnetism proved a powerful tool for engineers all over the world. Thomas Edison, for instance, made a lot of inventions, but his most successful was probably the common light bulb. Do you know which material the wire in a light bulb is usually made of?
10. The Michelson-Morley experiment was an experiment intended to determine which of these?
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