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"The Vitruvian Man" by Leonardo da Vinci

Many Catholics, both clerics and laypersons alike, have made significant contributions to the development of science and mathematics from the Middle Ages to today. These scientists include Galileo Galilei,[1] René Descartes,[2] Nicolas Copernicus, Louis Pasteur,[3] Blaise Pascal, André-Marie Ampère, Gregor Mendel, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Pierre de Fermat, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, Marin Mersenne, Alessandro Volta,[4] Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Pierre Duhem, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Roger Boscovich,[5] Pierre Gassendi, and Georgius Agricola.

Catholic scientists[edit]

Saint Albert Magnus, a pioneer of biological field research.

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  1. ^ Stephen Hawking; A Brief History of Time, 1996; p. 194-195
  2. ^ "René Descartes". Newadvent.org. Retrieved 30 May 2012. "...preferred to avoid all collision with ecclesiastical authority." 
  3. ^ a b Vallery-Radot, Maurice (1994). Pasteur. Paris: Perrin. pp. 377–407. 
  4. ^ a b "Gli scienziati cattolici che hanno fatto lItalia". Zenit. 
  5. ^ Pavle Knezović - Ruđer Bošković's songs on Virgin Mary, Obnovljeni život, Vol.50 No.5 Rujan 1995. http://hrcak.srce.hr/file/3574
  6. ^ George Agricola
  7. ^ "Evolution: Religion: Science and Faith". Pbs.org. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ Dreifus, Claudia (April 27, 1999). "A CONVERSATION WITH: FRANCISCO J. AYALA; Ex-Priest Takes the Blasphemy Out of Evolution". New York Times. Retrieved April 24, 2009. 
  9. ^ Brown, Andrew (2005). J. D. Bernal: the sage of science. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-851544-8. 
  10. ^ Brown 2005, pp. 1–3
  11. ^ http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Bott.html
  12. ^ http://www.ams.org/notices/200605/fea-bott-2.pdf
  13. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Obituary: James Britten.
  14. ^ Mateo Realdo Colombo
  15. ^ http://www.csupomona.edu/~nova/scientists/articles/cori.html
  16. ^ http://www.adherents.com/people/pe/John_Eccles.html John Eccles
  17. ^ Till Weishaupt (December 2007). "Glauben Sie an Gott?". Cicero. Retrieved 2008-06-05. "Translated from German: Oh, yes, I believe in God. (...) I am a Christian and I try to live as a Christian (...) I read the Bible very often and I try to understand it." 
  18. ^ Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau
  19. ^ Sharratt (1994, pp. 17, 213)
  20. ^ Woods, Thomas E. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization. Washington, DC: Regnery Pub., 2005. (p. 95–96)
  21. ^ "Peter Grünberg – Autobiography". 
  22. ^ Jean-Baptiste-Julien D'Omalius Halloy
  23. ^ http://www.nap.edu/html/biomems/jharsanyi.pdf
  24. ^ Levi, Hilde (1985), George de Hevesy : life and work : a biography, Bristol: A. Hilger, p. 14, ISBN 9780852745557 
  25. ^ http://www.catholicnews.com/data/briefs/cns/20121023.htm#head1
  26. ^ http://www.austindiocese.org/newsletter_article_view.php?id=7177
  27. ^ Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier
  28. ^ A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Big bang theory is introduced
  29. ^ "Anthony J. Leggett – Autobiography". 
  30. ^ Marcello Malpighi
  31. ^ "Autobiography of Craig Mello". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  32. ^ http://research.brown.edu/pdf/1100924768.pdf?nocache=1322280569
  33. ^ http://drpetermoloney.com
  34. ^ Giovanni Battista Morgagni
  35. ^ Johann Müller
  36. ^ http://www.adherents.com/people/pm/Joseph_Murray.html
  37. ^ Ed Regis (1992-11-08). "Johnny Jiggles the Planet". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  38. ^ Halmos, P.R. "The Legend of von Neumann". The American Mathematical Monthly-volume= 80 (4-year= 1973): 382–394. doi:10.2307/2319080. JSTOR 2319080. 
  39. ^ Louis Pasteur
  40. ^ http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/this-day-in-jewish-history/this-day-in-jewish-history-death-of-a-nobel-chemist.premium-1.501731
  41. ^ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2222719/
  42. ^ "Max Perutz OM". The Daily Telegraph (London). February 7, 2002. 
  43. ^ George von Peuerbach
  44. ^ Jean Picard
  45. ^ Knepper, P. (2005). "Michael Polanyi and Jewish Identity". Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (3): 263–293. doi:10.1177/0048393105277986.  edit
  46. ^ Henri Victor Regnault
  47. ^ Eliel, Ernest L., Frederick Dominic Rossini, Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences.
  48. ^ François Vieta, Seigneur de La Bigottière
  49. ^ The Princeton Companion to Mathematics. Ed. Timothy Gowers. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. (p.770).
  50. ^ Official Biography of Zichichi at the Ettore Majorana Foundation International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies: 25th session ... by Antonino Zichichi, Richard C. Ragaini, Ettore M, pg 4

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