Why is Georg Simon Ohm considered to be a great scientist?

Georg Simon Ohm was German physicist who formulated the ‘Ohm’s Law’.

       It states that current flow through a conductor is directly proportional to the potential difference or voltage, and inversely proportional to the resistance. The law was important, because it marked a successful start to the analysis of electric circuits.

         In 1827, Ohm published his book titled ‘The Galvanic Circuit Investigated Mathematically’ in which the Ohm’s Law first appeared.

         Although it was later treated as an important work that influenced the theory and applications of electricity, the book did not receive enough acceptances when it was published. It is said that Ohm resigned his post as a teacher from Jesuit Gymnasium of Cologne due to this.

        A few years later, Ohm’s Law started getting noticed, and Ohm was appreciated. In 1841, the Royal Society of London awarded him its prestigious the Copley Medal considering his contribution.

        The physical unit measuring electrical resistance ‘ohm’ was named after him.