If physics and biology one day meet and one of the two is swallowed up that one will be biology. ~ J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 - Biologist
Physics is actually too hard for physicists. ~ David Hilbert 1862 to 1943 (Mathematician)
Ray Dolby (1933–2013) USA – Dolby noise-reduction system.
Aleksandr Makarov Russia/Germany – Orbitrap mass spectrometer.
William George Armstrong (1810–1900) UK – hydraulic accumulator.
Eugene Polley (1915–2012) United States – wireless remote control (with Robert Adler).
Joseph Henry (1797–1878) Scotland/USA – electromagnetic relay.
Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Schrader (1921–2012) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).
Hugo Schiff (1834–1915) Germany – Schiff test (histology).
Fyodor Pirotsky (1845–1898) Russia – electric tram.
Dennis Gabor (1900–1979) Hungarian-British – holography.
Heinrich Göbel (1818–1893) Germany – incandescent lamp.
Eric Tigerstedt (1887–1925) Finland – Sound-on-film triode vacuum tube.
Harold D. Kraft (c. 1960) together with Jack A. Kraft (c. 1960) USA – Vortex mixer.
Pavel Schilling (1786–1837) Estonia/Russia – first electromagnetic telegraph mine with an electric fuse.
Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) Italy – barometer.
Roxey Ann Caplin (1793–1888) UK – Corset.
Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe (1872–1931) Germany – Gyrocompass.
Ken Kutaragi (born 1950) Japan – PlayStation.
Rudolf Kompfner (1909–1977) USA – Traveling-wave tube.
Lin Yutang (1895–1976) China/USA – Chinese language typewriter.
Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist (1862–1931) Sweden – Kerosene stove operated by compressed air.
Suppose we have an unknown number of objects. When counted in threes 2 are left over when counted in fives 3 are left over and when counted in sevens 2 are left over. How many objects are there? ~ Sunzi The Mathematical Classic of Sunzi - Chinese mathematics problem from c. 450 AD
The chief philosophical value of physics is that it gives the mind something distinct to lay hold of which if you don’t Nature at once tells you you are wrong. ~ James Clerk Maxwell 1831 to 1879
The time however has arrived when biology must like the other sciences make a fresh start in a purely speculative direction free from all entanglement with medical or any other art. ~ Auguste Compte 1798 to 1857 - Philosopher of Science
Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829
No two electrons in the same state? That is why atoms are so unnecessarily big and why metal and stone are so bulky. (Explaining that atoms are as large as they are because of Wolfgang Pauli’s Principle.) ~ Paul Ehrenfest 1880 – 1933
Geometry inasmuch as it is concerned with real space is no longer considered a part of pure mathematics; like mechanics and physics it belongs among the applications of mathematics. ~ Hermann Weyl 1885 to 1955 - Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist
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
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