"By the age of 23, he had laid the foundations for calculus, the laws of gravity, motion and inertia, and begun experiments on light. His major work, The Principia, has become to science what the Mona Lisa is to art. Isaac Newton has been called the Father of Modern Science. His incredible body of work represents arguably the greatest contribution to science ever made by an individual. But despite living at the vibrant center of an inspired social scene, his personal life was marked by loneliness. SIR ISAAC NEWTON examines the many discoveries and private fears of this remarkable man. Leading scientists trace the extent and impact of his discoveries, and reveal the self doubt that led him to hold back on publishing many of his findings. It was only after his Principia was recognized as one of the great works in science that he released a number of his earlier findings. BIOGRAPHY; explores the life of the man once called ""Öthe last great magician, the last great mind which looked out on the visible world with the same eyes as those who began our intellectual inheritance"""