But though the professed aim of all scientific work is to unravel the secrets of nature it has another effect not less valuable on the mind of the worker. It leaves him in possession of methods which nothing but scientific work could have led him to invent. ~ James Clerk Maxwell 1831 to 1879
It does not help that some politicians and journalists assume the public is interested only in those aspects of science that promise immediate practical applications to technology or medicine. - Steven Weinberg 1933 to present Theoretical Physicist
Virginia Apgar (1909–1974) USA – Apgar score (for newborn babies).
Ward Christensen (inv. 1978–) USA – Bulletin board system.
Zang-Hee Cho (born 1936) South Korea – co-inventor of Positron emission tomography and PET-MRI.
David Gestetner (1854–1939) Austria-Hungary / UK – a.o. Gestetner copier.
Mulalo Doyoyo (born 1970) South Africa/USA - engineer and inventor (Cenocell - cementless concrete).
Charles Francis Richter (1900–1985) USA – Richter magnitude scale.
Larry Page (born 1973) USA – with Sergey Brin invented Google web search engine.
Carl Roman Abt (1850–1933) Switzerland – Abt rack railway system.
John J. Montgomery (1858–1911) USA – heavier-than-air gliders.
George Westinghouse (1846–1914) USA – Air brake (rail).
Chester Carlson (1906–1968) USA – Xerography.
Gavriil Ilizarov (1921–1992) Russia – Ilizarov apparatus external fixation distraction osteogenesis.
Salvino D'Armate (1258–1312) Italy – credited for inventing eyeglasses in 1284.
Thomas Chang (born 1933) Canada/China – Artificial cell.
Samuel Colt (1814–1862) USA – Revolver.
Ed Lowe (1920–1995) USA – Cat litter.
Raul Cuero (born 1948) Buenaventura Colombia see Inventions and patents list.
Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (1754–1785) France – Rozière balloon.
Justus von Liebig (1803–1873) Germany – nitrogen-based fertilizer.
Hans Schrader (1924–1963) together with Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).
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
God created two acts of folly. First He created the Universe in a Big Bang. Second He was negligent enough to leave behind evidence for this act in the form of microwave radiation. - Paul Erdős 1913 to 1996 Mathematician
I see some parallels between the shifts of fashion in mathematics and in music. In music the popular new styles of jazz and rock became fashionable a little earlier than the new mathematical styles of chaos and complexity theory. Jazz and rock were long despised by classical musicians but have emerged as art-forms more accessible than classical music to a wide section of the public. Jazz and rock are no longer to be despised as passing fads. Neither are chaos and complexity theory. But still classical music and classical mathematics are not dead. Mozart lives and so does Euler. When the wheel of fashion turns once more quantum mechanics and hard analysis will once again be in style. ~ Freeman Dyson b. 1923 - Mathematician and Physicist
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
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
Nearly 2.5 billion years of prokaryotic cells and nothing else – two-thirds of life’s history in stasis at the lowest level of recorded complexity… Why did life remain at stage 1 for two-thirds of its history if complexity offers such benefits? ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist
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
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