2012 Nobel Prize: How Do We See Light?

Simple laws can very well describe complex structures. The miracle is not the complexity of our world but the simplicity of the equations describing that complexity. ~ Sander Bais b. 1945 - Theoretical Physicist

There are many ways of knocking electrons out of atoms. The simplest is to rub two surfaces together. ~ Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001


2012 Nobel Prize: How Do We See Light?

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Hans Christian Gram (1853–1938) Denmark / Germany – Gram staining (histology).

Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919–2013) Russia – AK-47 and AK-74 assault rifles (the most produced ever)[5].

Alfred P. Southwick (1826 – 1898) USA - Electric chair.

Frank Hornby (1863–1936) UK – invented Meccano.

Victor Makeev (1924–1985) Russia – first submarine-launched ballistic missile.

Gilles de Roberval (1602–1675) France – Roberval balance.

Henri Marie Coandă (1886–1972) Romania – Coandă effect of fluid dynamics Coandă-1910 world's first jet.

Ibn Samh (c. 1020) Middle East – mechanical geared astrolabe.

Aldred Scott Warthin (1866–1931) together with Allen Chronister Starry (1890–1973) USA – Warthin–Starry stain (histology).

Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973–1025) Japan – psychological novel.

Arogyaswami Paulraj (born 1944) India/USA – MIMO.

Levi Strauss (1829–1902) USA – blue jeans.

Royal Earl House (1814–1895) USA – first Printing telegraph.

Georgy Beriev (1903–1979) Georgia/Russia – Be-series amphibious aircraft.

Toshitada Doi (born 1943) Japan together with Joop Sinjou Netherlands – Compact disc.

Vincent Joseph Schaefer (1906–1993) USA – a.o. Cloud seeding by dry ice.

Oleg Losev (1903–1942) Russia – light-emitting diode crystadine.

Thor Bjørklund (1889–1975) Norway – Cheese slicer.

Kenyon Taylor (inv. 1961) USA – Flip-disc display.

Boris Mamyrin (1919–2007) Russia – reflectron (ion mirror).


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Chemistry unlike other sciences sprang originally from delusions and superstitions and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology. ~ Thomas Thomson - 1773 to 1852

The ultimate truths of mathematics then cannot be established by any experimental proof that the deductions from them are true; since the supposed experimental proof takes them for granted. ~ Herbert Spencer 1885 – 1977 - Philospher

A detective with his murder mystery a chemist seeking the structure of a new compound use little of the formal and logical modes of reasoning. Through a series of intuitions surmises fancies they stumble upon the right explanation and have a knack of seizing it when it once comes within reach. ~ Gilbert Lewis 1875 – 1946

This is an era of specialists each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits. ~ Rachel Carson 1907 to 1964 - Marine Biologist

Chemistry unlike other sciences sprang originally from delusions and superstitions and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology. - Thomas Thomson 1773 to 1852 Chemist

Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993

Chemists do not usually stutter. It would be very awkward if they did seeing that they have at times to get out such words as methylethylamylophenylium. ~ Sir William Crookes - 1832 to 1919


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