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- Sep 7, 2008With that site, why doesn't it say that the first theory of everything comes from Boscovich?
I have updated Wikipedia to saying Boscovich gave the first unified theory of everything; it will be interesting to see how long it stays like that.
Roger Joseph Boscovich
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Roger Joseph Boscovich
Portrait by Robert Edge Pine, London, 1760.
Born May 18, 1711(1711-05-18)
Dubrovnik, Republic of Ragusa
Died February 13, 1787
Milan, Duchy of Milan
Fields Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Natural philosophy
Institutions Brera Observatory, University of Pavia
Alma mater Pontifical Gregorian University
Known for precursor of the Atomic theory, founder of Brera Observatory
Roger Joseph Boscovich (see names in other languages; May 18, 1711 - February 13, 1787) was a Ragusan physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, and Jesuit from Ragusa (today Dubrovnik, in Croatia) who lived for a time in France, England and some Italian states .
He is famous for his atomic theory, given as a clear, precisely-formulated system utilizing principles of Newtonian mechanics. This work inspired Michael Faraday to develop field theory for electromagnetic interaction, and was even a basis for Albert Einstein's attempts for a unified field theory, according to Einstein's coworker Lancelot Law Whyte. Also according to John D. Barrow, Professor at Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Society: Boscovich was the first to envisage,seek, and propose a mathematical theory of all the forces of Nature; the first scientific theory of everything.  Boscovich also gave many important contributions to astronomy, including the first geometric procedure for determining the equator of a rotating planet from three observations of a surface feature and for computing the orbit of a planet from three observations of its position. In 1753 he also discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon.
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