Physics Question #1376

Andrew, a 15 year old male from Friendly asks on April 6, 2003,

Who was the first scientist to study light?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on April 6, 2003

There were so many - a quick search found a ThinkQuest website on the history of light, with a chronology beginning in 1600. Sir Issac Newton is the first scientist named. There may have been others before, but the term "scientist" was not in common use much before 1600.

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