Our Ignorance About Gravity

The country which is in advance of the rest of the world in chemistry will also be foremost in wealth and in general prosperity. ~ William Ramsay - 1852 to 1916

Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. - J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 Biologist


Our Ignorance About Gravity

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

William Friese-Greene (1855–1921) UK – cinematography.

Floyd Paxton (1918–1975) USA – a.o. Bread clip.

Oliver Smithies (born 1925) together with Sir Martin John Evans (1941–) and Mario Ramberg Capecchi (1937–) USA – Knockout mouse Gene targeting.

Robert Cailliau (born 1947) Belgium – with Tim Berners-Lee the World Wide Web.

Thomas Savery (1650–1715) UK – steam engine.

Charles Cantor (born 1942) USA – Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (molecular biology).

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

Petrus Jacobus Kipp (1808–1864) The Netherlands – Kipp's apparatus (chemistry).

Oleg Antonov (1906–1984) Russia – An-series aircraft including A-40 winged tank and An-124 (the largest serial cargo later modified to world's largest fixed-wing aircraft An-225).

Christian Schnabel (1878–1936) German – simplistic food cutleries.

Ruth Handler (1916–2002) USA – Barbie doll.

Friedrich Clemens Gerke (1801–1888) Germany – current international Morse code.

Alexei Krylov (1863–1945) Russia – gyroscopic damping of ships.

James Fergason (born 1934) USA – improved liquid crystal display.

Nicholas McKay Sr. (1920–2014) USA – Lint roller.

Jules Montenier (1895–1962) USA – modern anti-perspirant deodorant.

William Thomson 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1907) United Kingdom – Kelvin absolute temperature scale.

Nikolay Benardos (1842–1905) Russia – arc welding (specifically carbon arc welding the first arc welding method).

Marin Soljačić (1974) Croatia - Resonant inductive coupling.

Simon Stevin (1548–1620) Netherlands – land yacht.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher

The literary convention that numbers less than 10 should be given in words is often highly unsuitable in mathematics… The excessive use of the word forms is regrettably spreading at the present time. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician

Chemistry is necessarily an experimental science: its conclusions are drawn from data and its principles supported by evidence from facts. ~ Michael Faraday - 1791 to 1867

The chemists are a strange class of mortals impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasures amid smoke and vapor soot and flame poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I were to change places with the Persian king. ~ Johann Joachim Becher - 1635 to 1682

The physical chemists never use their eyes and are most lamentably lacking in chemical culture. It is essential to cast out from our midst root and branch this physical element and return to our laboratories. ~ Henry Edward Armstrong 1848 to 1937

If your experiment needs statistics you ought to have done a better experiment. - Ernest Rutherford 1871 to 1937 Physicist


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