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
In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy and especially dislike reading experimental papers. ~ Francis Crick 1916 – 2004 - Molecular Biologist
John Howard Kyan (1774–1850) Ireland – The process of Kyanization used for wood preservation.
Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (Azophi) (903–986) Persia/Iran – timekeeping astrolabe navigational astrolabe surveying astrolabe.
Irving Langmuir (1851–1957) USA – gas filled incandescent light bulb hydrogen welding.
Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī (1201–1274) Persia/Iran – observatory Tusi-couple.
Edward Teller (1908–2003) Hungary – hydrogen bomb.
Yuri Nikolaevich Denisyuk (1927–2006) Russia – 3D holography.
Eugene Polley (1915–2012) United States – wireless remote control (with Robert Adler).
Gary Starkweather (born 1938) USA – laser printer color management.
Daniel Axelrod (inv. 1980) USA – Total internal reflection fluorescence microscope.
Olivia Poole (1889–1975) USA – the Jolly Jumper baby harness.
George William Manby (1765–1854) UK – Fire extinguisher.
Ludwig Hatschek (1856–1914) Austria – Fibre cement.
Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692–1761) Netherlands – Leyden jar pyrometer.
Aleksandr Makarov Russia/Germany – Orbitrap mass spectrometer.
Su Song (1020–1101) China – first chain drive.
Cyril Duquet (1841–1922) Canada – Telephone handset.
Richard Hall Gower (1768–1833) UK – ship's hull and rigging.
Henry Shrapnel (1761–1842) UK – Shrapnel shell ammunition.
Victor Makeev (1924–1985) Russia – first submarine-launched ballistic missile.
Ivan Plotnikov (1902–1995) Russia – kirza leather.
It is a platitude that pure mathematics can have unexpected consequences and affect even daily life. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician
Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. ~ Victor Scheffer 1906 to 2011 - Biologist
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
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
Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. - Victor Scheffer 1906 to 2011 Biologist
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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