Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher
Pure mathematics exist by themselves; no will produces them no power can limit them. They are eternal laws that no man can infringe and from which it is impossible to escape. ~ S. Sandaram Iyer 1883 - Philosopher
Ernest Beaux (1881–1961) Russia/France – Chanel No. 5.
Annie Malone (1869–1957) USA – Cosmetics for African American women.
Abu-Mahmud al-Khujandi (c. 940–1000) Persia/Iran – astronomical sextant.
Léon Serpollet (1858–1907) France – Flash boiler Gardner-Serpollet steam car.
James Fergason (born 1934) USA – improved liquid crystal display.
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) The Netherlands – development of the microscope.
Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919–2013) Russia – AK-47 and AK-74 assault rifles (the most produced ever).
Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526–1585) Syria/Egypt/Turkey – steam turbine six-cylinder 'Monobloc' suction pump framed sextant.
Larry Page (born 1973) USA – with Sergey Brin invented Google web search engine.
Thor Bjørklund (1889–1975) Norway – Cheese slicer.
Erna Schneider Hoover (born 1926) USA – computerized telephone switching system.
Yves Klein (1928–1962) France – International Klein Blue.
Kees A. Schouhamer Immink (1946–) Netherlands – Major contributor to development of Compact Disc.
Lee DeForest (1873–1961) USA – a.o. Phonofilm triode directional antenna wireless telegraphy.
Gustav Guanella (1909–1982) Switzerland – DSSS Guanella-Balun.
S. Scott Crump (inv. c. 1989) USA – a.o. Fused deposition modeling.
Bela Schick (1877–1967) Hungary – diphtheria test.
Walton Musser (1909–1998) USA – Harmonic drive gear.
Ira Remsen (1846–1927) USA – saccharin.
Norman Holter (1914–1983) USA – Holter monitor.
There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. ~ Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Mathematician and Astronomer
Physics is littered with the corpses of dead unified field theories. ~ Freeman Dyson b. 1923
A cylinder of air reaching to the top of the atmosphere is of equal weight with a cylinder of water about 33 feet high. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727
There is no law except the law that there is no law. - John Archibald Wheeler 1911 to 2008 Theoretical Physicist
Still I had a lurking question. Would it not be better if one could really ‘see’ whether molecules as complicated as the sterols or strychnine were just as experiment suggested? ~ Dorothy Hodgkin - 1910 to 1984
Although the alternate ‘wax and wane’ cycles are the rule rather than the exception in all fields of human endeavor in that of biological sciences the ‘wane’ is all too often indicative of a justified loss of faith in the rational and methodical approach that had at first raised so much hope. ~ Rita Levi-Montalcini 1909 to 2012 Neurobiologist
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
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