The condition of matter I have dignified by the term Electronic THE ELECTRONIC STATE. What do you think of that? Am I not a bold man ignorant as I am to coin words? ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867
Physics is littered with the corpses of dead unified field theories. ~ Freeman Dyson b. 1923
Alexander Morozov (1904–1979) Russia – T-54/55 (the most produced tank in history) co-developer of T-34.
Samuel Hunter Christie (1784–1865) UK – Wheatstone bridge.
Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858–1929) Austria – Gas mantle ferrocerium.
Paul Walden (1863–1957) Latvia/Russia/Germany – Walden inversion Ethylammonium nitrate (the first room temperature ionic liquid).
Oliver Smithies (born 1925) together with Sir Martin John Evans (1941–) and Mario Ramberg Capecchi (1937–) USA – Knockout mouse Gene targeting.
Igor Spassky (born 1926) Russia – Sea Launch platform.
Franz San Galli (1824–1908) Poland/Russia (Italian and German descent) – radiator modern central heating.
Jonas Ferdinand Gabriel Lippmann (1845–1921) France – Lippmann plate Integral imaging Lippmann electrometer.
Paul C. Fisher (1913–2006) USA – Space Pen.
John Hadley (1682–1744) UK – Octant.
Ahmed Majan (1963–) UAE – instrumented racehorse saddle and others.
Hans Berger (1873–1941) Germany – first human EEG and its development.
Octave Chanute (1832–1910) US – Civil Engineer.
Şerafeddin Sabuncuoğlu (1385–1468) Turkey – illustrated surgical atlas.
Walter Frederick Morrison (1920–2010) USA – Flying disc.
Ruth R. Benerito (1916–2013) USA – a.o. Permanent press (no-iron clothing).
Ray Dolby (1933–2013) USA – Dolby noise-reduction system.
Guy Severin (1926–2008) Russia – extra-vehicular activity supporting system.
William Cullen (1710–1790) UK – first artificial refrigerator.
Jamshīd al-Kāshī (c. 1380–1429) Persia/Iran – plate of conjunctions analog planetary computer.
We think there is color we think there is sweet we think there is bitter but in reality there are atoms and a void. ~ Democritus c. 460 – c. 370 BC
In its efforts to learn as much as possible about nature modern physics has found that certain things can never be “known” with certainty. Much of our knowledge must always remain uncertain. The most we can know is in terms of probabilities. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988
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
I am not insensible of the advantage which accrues to Applied Mathematics from the co-operation of the Pure Mathematician and this co-operation is not infrequently called forth by the very imperfections of writers on Applied Mathematics. ~ Ronald Fisher 1890 – 1962 - Mathematician Statistician Evolutionary Biologist
Everything that human beings or living animals do is done by protein molecules. And therefore the kind of proteins that one has and therefore the ability one has is determined by the genes that one has. ~ Har Gobind Khorana 1922 – 2011 - Molecular Biologist
There are many ways of knocking electrons out of atoms. The simplest is to rub two surfaces together. ~ Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001
Physics is very muddled again at the moment; it is much too hard for me anyway and I wish I were a movie comedian or something like that and had never heard anything about physics! ~ Wolfgang Pauli 1900 – 1958
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