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How Isaac Newton Turned Isolation From the Great Plague Into a Year of Wonders

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Sir Isaac Newton showing an optical experiment to an audience in his laboratory “In 1665, “social distancing” orders emptied campuses throughout England, as the bubonic plague raged, killing 100,000 people. Isaac Newton, a 24-year-old student from Cambridge, was among those forced to leave campus and return indefinitely to his childhood home…Without his professors to guide […]