Nowadays we have are having the difficult times with the coronavirus issue. However, we can change this hard times into a chance.

I would like to remind you a topic from history. From the Isaac Newton’s life. But first, who is Newton?

Sir Isaac Newton PRS (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27[a]) was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author (described in his own day as a “natural philosopher”) who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), first published in 1687, laid the foundations of classical mechanics. Newton also made seminal contributions to optics, and shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for developing the infinitesimal calculus. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton, 25th March 2020)

He is considered as foundation of mechanics. And he made great contribution to mathematics on calculus (Differential and Integral Calculus)

The most famous discovery of Newton was the 3 law of Newton’s which is the first thing a mechanical engineer know/learn, apart from the famous discovery of the gravitation (the apple dropping issue).

In 1665, following an outbreak of the bubonic plague in England, Cambridge University closed its doors, forcing Newton to return home to Woolsthorpe Manor. While sitting in the garden there one day, he saw an apple fall from a tree, providing him with the inspiration to eventually formulate his law of universal gravitation. Newton later relayed the apple story to William Stukeley, who included it in a book, “Memoir of Sir Isaac Newton’s Life,” published in 1752. (https://www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-isaac-newton, 25th March 2020)

Bubonic plague was a chance for Newton to discover the gravitation law. Why wouldn’t Coronavirus plague be a chance for us to discover something else?