# 10 most difficult scientists riddles

A list of scientists related questions that are most often answered incorrectly

Mathematics quiz
## Which mathematician is it?

Henri Poincaré. Jules Henri Poincaré was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and philosopher of science. He is often described as a polymath, and in mathematics as " The Last Universalist"n since he excelled in all fields of the discipline as it existed during his lifetime. He was responsible for formulating the Poincaré conjecture, which was one of the most famous unsolved problems in mathematics until it was solved in 2002–2003 by Grigori Perelman. In his research on the three-body problem.

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23%

Grigory Perelman

Grigory Perelman

8%

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

33%

Henri Poincaré

Henri Poincaré

23%

Stefan Banach

Stefan Banach

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## Which famous astronomer was also a succesful sportsman?

Edwin Hubble. In his younger days he was noted more for his athletic prowess than his intellectual abilities. He won seven first places in a single high school track and field meet in 1906. He also set the state high school record for the high jump in Illinois, and practiced amateur boxing.

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Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

21%

William Herschel

William Herschel

14%

Edmond Halley

Edmond Halley

27%

Edwin Hubble

Edwin Hubble

36%

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## Which matematician was called the Princeps mathematicorum ("the foremost of mathematicians")?

Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician who made significant contributions to many fields including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, mechanics, electrostatics, magnetic fields, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics.

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36%

Jean le Rond d’Alembert

Jean le Rond d’Alembert

14%

Pierre Simon de Laplace

Pierre Simon de Laplace

25%

Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler

23%

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

36%

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## Which mathematician is that?

Grigorij Parelman is a Russian mathematician who in 2003 proved (confirmed in 2006) Thurston's geometrization conjecture. This consequently solved in the affirmative the Poincaré conjecture. In 2006 he was offered the Fields Medal and a million $ along with it, but he declined the award, stating: "I'm not interested in money or fame; I don't want to be on display like an animal in a zoo."

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Henri Poincare

Henri Poincare

11%

Grigorij Parelman

Grigorij Parelman

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Terence Tao

Terence Tao

19%

Pierre-Louis Lions

Pierre-Louis Lions

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## Which of the following is not a chemical element?

Darwinium. Roentgenium, copernicum and einsteinium are chemical elements. There is no such thing like a darwinium.

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roentgenium

roentgenium

16%

darwinium

darwinium

44%

copernicum

copernicum

26%

einsteinium

einsteinium

12%

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## Which famous scientist was born on the Pi day? (March 14)

Albert Einstein. 14 of March is celebrated on many schools and universities as both Pi Day and the birthday of Albert Einstein. On of the traditions is the 'Pi Pie' (pictured).

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

46%

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

18%

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

16%

all of the above

all of the above

17%

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## Where was Galileo buried?

In the Santa Croce church in Florence. The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando II, wished to bury Galileo in the main body of the Basilica of Santa Croce, and to erect a marble mausoleum in his honour. These plans were dropped after Pope Urban VIII had been condemned Galileo for "vehement suspicion of heresy". He was buried in a small room next to the novices' chapel. However, in 1737 he was reburied in the main body of the basilica, and a monument had been erected there in his honour.

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46%

in the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

in the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

16%

in the Santa Croce church in Florence

in the Santa Croce church in Florence

46%

in the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

in the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

27%

in the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

in the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

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## Maria Skłodowska-Curie was committed to her job. Did she have any children?

Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize. Her first daughter, Irene, decided to follow her mother's life path and received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1935. Her second daughter, Eva, a writer and politician, was known as the "First Lady of UNICEF". She was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1944.

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She didn't want to and thus didn't have children.

She didn't want to and thus didn't have children.

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She was sterile as a result of the radiation.

She was sterile as a result of the radiation.

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Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize.

Her daughter was awarded the Nobel Prize.

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Her sole daughter died at the age of 2.

Her sole daughter died at the age of 2.

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## What was offered to Albert Einstein in 1952?

Presidency of Israel. In 1952, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion offered Einstein the position of President of Israel to Albert Einstein, after the death of Israel's first president, Chaim Weizmann. Einstein, then aged 73, refused: "I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people". He died three years later.

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62%

presidency of Israel

presidency of Israel

62%

spaceflight

spaceflight

11%

viceroyality of Sweden

viceroyality of Sweden

10%

cloning

cloning

16%

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## Who was the first winner of the Nobel Prize in physics?

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. The first Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded in 1901 to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, of Germany "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him"

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Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

11%

Philipp Lenard

Philipp Lenard

11%

Karl Ferdinand Braun

Karl Ferdinand Braun

13%

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