Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject. ~ Peter Atkins - 1940 to present
Things are as they are because they were as they were. - Thomas Gold 1920 to present Astrophysicist
Louis Braille (1809–1852) France – Braille writing system Braille musical notation.
Ed Lowe (1920–1995) USA – Cat litter.
Philo Farnsworth (1906–1971) USA – a.o. electronic television.
Bela Schick (1877–1967) Hungary – diphtheria test.
Vasily Degtyaryov (1880–1949) Russia – first self-loading carbine Degtyaryov-series firearms co-developer of Fedorov Avtomat.
Wallace Carothers (1896–1937) USA – Nylon and Neoprene (together with Arnold Collins).
J. Stuart Blackton (1875–1941) USA – stop-motion film.
Nikolay Basov (1922–2001) Russia – co-inventor of laser and maser.
Tanaka Hisashige (1799–1881) Japan – Myriad year clock.
James Leonard Plimpton (1828–1911) USA – roller skates.
Charles Simonyi (born 1948) Hungary – Hungarian notation.
James McLurkin (born 1972) USA – Ant robotics (robotics).
Albert Hofmann (1906–2008) Switzerland – LSD.
Anders Celsius (1701–1744) Sweden – Celsius temperature scale.
Adolph Giesl-Gieslingen (1903–1992) Austria – Giesl ejector.
Ivan Pavlov (1849–1936) Russia – classical conditioning.
Artem Mikoyan (1905–1970) Armenia/Russia – MiG-series fighter aircraft including world's most produced jet aircraft MiG-15 and most produced supersonic aircraft MiG-21 (together with Mikhail Gurevich).
Christopher Polhem (1661–1751) Sweden – the modern padlock.
Andrei Tupolev (1888–1972) Russia – turboprop powered long-range airliner (Tupolev Tu-114) turboprop strategic bomber (Tupolev Tu-95).
Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist (1862–1931) Sweden – Kerosene stove operated by compressed air.
Physics is actually too hard for physicists. ~ David Hilbert 1862 to 1943 (Mathematician)
Pierre Curie voluntarily exposed his arm to the action of radium for several hours. This resulted in damage resembling a burn that developed progressively and required several months to heal. Henri Becquerel had by accident a similar burn as a result of carrying in his vest pocket a glass tube containing radium salt. He came to tell us of this evil effect of radium exclaiming in a manner at once delighted and annoyed: “I love it but I owe it a grudge.” - Marie Curie 1867 to 1934 Chemist Physicist
Outstanding examples of genius – a Mozart a Shakespeare or a Carl Friedrich Gauss – are markers on the path along which our species appears destined to tread. - Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001 Astrophysicist
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
Trial by combat of wits in disputations has no attraction for the seeker after truth; to him the appeal to experiment is the last and only test of the merit of an opinion conjecture or hypotheses. - Joseph Mellor 1869 to 1938 Chemist
Pierre Curie voluntarily exposed his arm to the action of radium for several hours. This resulted in damage resembling a burn that developed progressively and required several months to heal. Henri Becquerel had by accident a similar burn as a result of carrying in his vest pocket a glass tube containing radium salt. He came to tell us of this evil effect of radium exclaiming in a manner at once delighted and annoyed: “I love it but I owe it a grudge.” ~ Marie Curie 1867 to 1934
Perhaps it is not amiss to remark that the biologist may not hope to solve the ultimate problems of life any more than the chemist and physicist may hope to penetrate the final mysteries of existence in the non-living world. ~ Edmund Beecher Wilson 1856 to 1939 - Geneticist Biologist
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