Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993
Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. - Jacob Bronowski 1908 to 1974 Mathematician Biologist
Antonio Meucci (1808–1889) Italy/USA– a.o. various early telephones a hygrometer a milk test.
Rudolf Kompfner (1909–1977) USA – Traveling-wave tube.
Cornelis Corneliszoon (1550–1607) The Netherlands – sawmill.
Spede Pasanen (1930–2001) Finland – a.o. ski jumping sling boat ski.
Gleb Kotelnikov (1872–1944) Russia – knapsack parachute drogue parachute.
Andrei Sychra (c.1773/76–1850) Lithuania/Russia Czech descent – Russian seven-string guitar.
William Bradford Shockley (1910–1989) USA – co-inventor of transistor.
William Saville-Kent (1845–1908) UK/Australia – Pearl culture see also Mikimoto Kōkichi.
Ephraim Hertzano (around 1950) Roumania / Israel – Rummikub.
Dmitri Mendeleev (1834–1907) Russia – Periodic table pycnometer pyrocollodion.
Julius Fromm (1883–1945) Germany – first seamless Condom.
Justus von Liebig (1803–1873) Germany – nitrogen-based fertilizer.
Colin Murdoch (1929–2008) New Zealand – a.o. Tranquillizer gun disposable hypodermic syringe.
Gerd Binnig (born 1947) with Christoph Gerber (?–) and with Calvin Quate (born 1923) Germany/Switzerland/USA – Atomic force microscope.
Eric Fossum (born 1957) USA – intra-pixel charge transfer in CMOS image sensors.
Nicholas Callan (1799–1864) Ireland – a.o. Induction coil.
William Murdoch (1754–1839) Scotland – Gas lighting.
Ted Selker (inv. 1987) USA – Pointing stick.
Alexander Fleming (1881–1955) Scotland – penicillin.
Andrey Geim (born 1958) Russia/United Kingdom – graphene.
Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. - J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 Biologist
With monads and diads and pentads and triads My brain has been addled completely; And what’s really meant by ‘something-valent ’ Is a question I give up discretely. ~ John Cargill Brough - 1834 to 1872
Botany consists in the gathering of plants and the dismembering of them in connection with the use of a complicated terminology. That is the beginning and end of botany as it is understood by the majority. ~ Herbert Maule Richards 1871 to 1928 - Botanist
Division is esteemed one of the busiest operations of Arithmetic and such as requireth a mind not wandering or settled upon other matters. ~ Thomas Hylles The arte of vulgar arithmeticke 1600 - 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
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
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. - Justus von Liebig 1803 to 1873 Chemist
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