I know of some scientists who lived adverse situations in their parths to become scientists or when scientists.
- Galileo Galilei was jailed and died in prison for heresy due to his findings
- Newton was bullied
- Einstein did his scientific work in his spare time of work
- Faraday had little formal education and he had to educate himself.
Do you know other cases like these ones? Which scientists lived adverse situations for becoming reknown scientists?