March Roundup: The Works of Isaac Newton

The images in this gallery celebrate the work of Isaac Newton, English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and author.

Newton’s most notable contributions to his fields include his theorization of the laws of motion and gravity, his observation that white light is made up of the colors of the visible spectrum, and his development of calculus. Less known, however, is Newton’s work in the field of “chymistry,” which modern scholars would be more likely to call alchemy.

Much of the information presented here is courtesy of The Chymistry of Isaac Newton, which is also our Featured Collection for March. This site features a variety of resources that help students and scholars visualize the work of the author and the field of chemistry in its early stages.