A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms. - George Wald 1906 to 1997 Neurobiologist
Did the genome of our cave-dwelling predecessors contain a set or sets of genes which enable modern man to compose music of infinite complexity and write novels with profound meaning? …It looks as though the early Homo was already provided with the intellectual potential which was in great excess of what was needed to cope with the environment of his time.” - Susumu Ohno 1928 to 2000 Geneticist
David Brewster (1781–1868) United Kingdom – Kaleidoscope.
Mikhail Koshkin (1898–1940) Russia – T-34 medium tank the best and most produced tank of World War II.
Sam Golden (1915–1997) together with Leonard Bocour (1910–1993) USA – Acrylic paint.
Nils Bohlin (1920–2002) Sweden – the three-point seat belt.
John Ambrose Fleming (1848–1945) UK – vacuum diode.
Dimitar Paskov (1914–1986) Bulgaria – Galantamine.
Philip Diehl (1847–1913) USA – Ceiling fan electric sewing machine.
Raul Cuero (born 1948) Buenaventura Colombia see Inventions and patents list.
Richard Hamming (1915–1998) USA – Hamming code.
Boris Grabovsky (1901–1966) Russia – cathode commutator an early electronic TV pickup tube.
George H. Heilmeier (born 1936) USA – liquid crystal display (LCD).
Vasily Andreyev (1861–1918) Russia – standard balalaika.
Elmer R. Gates (1859–1923) USA – foam fire extinguisher electric loom mechanisms magnetic & diamagnetic separators educational toy ("box & blocks")*.
Dmitri Mendeleev (1834–1907) Russia – Periodic table pycnometer pyrocollodion.
Alexander Kemurdzhian (1921–2003) Russia – first space exploration rover (Lunokhod).
Zheng He (1371–1433) China – Chinese treasure ship.
Charles Babbage (1791–1871) UK – analytical engine (semi-automatic).
Humphry Davy (1778–1829) UK – Davy miners lamp.
Jacob Davis (1868–1908) USA – riveted jeans.
Toshitada Doi (born 1943) Japan together with Joop Sinjou Netherlands – Compact disc.
Still I had a lurking question. Would it not be better if one could really ‘see’ whether molecules as complicated as the sterols or strychnine were just as experiment suggested? ~ Dorothy Hodgkin - 1910 to 1984
Nothing can be more certain than this: that we are just beginning to learn something of the wonders of the world on which we live and move and have our being. ~ William Ramsay - 1852 to 1916
We are storytelling animals and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. - Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 Paleontologist
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
I think it would be quite wrong to suggest that my colleagues have rejected me or that I reject them. Quite the reverse. It’s only a small vociferous group – mainly biologists I’m sorry to say – that go beyond ordinary scientific criticism and start becoming personal. ~ James Lovelock 1919 – present - Gaia Theorist Inventor Scientific Polymath
I saw that people trying to synthesize gold and silver were working in ignorance and by false methods; I then perceived that they belonged to two classes the dupers and the duped. I pitied both of them. ~ Geber c. 712 – c. 815 AD
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
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