Famous And Awesome Scientists Quotes:
It is thus probable that germs of the lowest organisms known to us are continually being carried away from the earth and the other planets upon which they exist. As seeds in general so most of these spores thus carried away will no doubt meet death in the cold infinite space of the universe. Yet a small number of spores will fall on some other world and may there be able to spread life if conditions be suitable. ~ Svante Arrhenius 1859 to 1927 - Physical Chemist
The invention of logarithms came to the world as a bolt from the blue. No previous work had led up to it… It stands isolated breaking in upon human thought abruptly without borrowing from the work of other intellects or following known lines of mathematical thought. ~ John Moulton 1844 – 1921 - Mathematician
Charles Goodyear (1800–1860) USA – vulcanization of rubber.
Slavoljub Eduard Penkala (1871–1922) Croatia – mechanical pencil.
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) Croatia/Serbia – induction motor high-voltage / high-frequency power experiments the transmission of electrical power.
Alfred Binet (1857–1911) France – with his student Théodore Simon (1872–1961) first practical Intelligence test.
Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (Algoritmi) (c. 780-850) Persia/Iran – modern algebra mural instrument horary quadrant Sine quadrant shadow square.
Şerafeddin Sabuncuoğlu (1385–1468) Turkey – illustrated surgical atlas.
Edwin Beard Budding (1795–1846) UK – lawnmower.
John Pemberton (1831–1888) USA – Coca-Cola.
Rudolf Kompfner (1909–1977) USA – Traveling-wave tube.
Jonas Wenström (1855–1893) Sweden – three-phase electrical power.
Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe (1872–1931) Germany – Gyrocompass.
John Boyd Dunlop (1840–1921) UK – first practical pneumatic tyre.
Robert Bunsen (1811–1899) Germany – Bunsen burner.
J. Stuart Blackton (1875–1941) USA – stop-motion film.
Alan Blumlein (1903–1942) UK – stereo.
Hugh Bradner (1915–2008) USA – Wetsuit.
Charles Cantor (born 1942) USA – Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (molecular biology).
Henry Shrapnel (1761–1842) UK – Shrapnel shell ammunition.
Kenyon Taylor (inv. 1961) USA – Flip-disc display.
Min Chueh Chang (1908–1991) together with Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903–1967) USA/China – Combined oral contraceptive pill.
What exactly is mathematics? Many have tried but nobody has really succeeded in defining mathematics; it is always something else. Roughly speaking people know that it deals with numbers figures with relations operations and that its formal procedures involving axioms proofs lemmas theorems have not changed since the time of Archimedes. ~ Stan Ulam 1909 – 1984 - Mathematician
The uniform character of mathematics is the essence of science for mathematics is the foundation of all exact scientific knowledge. ~ David Hilbert 1862 – 1943 Mathematician
There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. - Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Astronomer Mathematician
I accept no principles of physics which are not also accepted in mathematics. ~ René Descartes 1596 to 1650
Actually everything that can be known has a Number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. - Philolaus c. 470 – c. 385 BC Scientist and Philosopher
We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers who sit opposite each other one saying to the other ‘You don’t know what you are talking about!’ The second one says ‘What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?’ and so on. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988
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