When you hear a physicist invoke the uncertainty principle keep a hand on your wallet. ~ David Griffiths b. 1942
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
Vladimir Simonov (born 1935) Russia – APS Underwater Assault Rifle SPP-1 underwater pistol.
Petrus Jacobus Kipp (1808–1864) The Netherlands – Kipp's apparatus (chemistry).
Aleksandr Dianin (1851–1918) Russia – Bisphenol A Dianin's compound.
Barnes Wallis (1887–1979) UK – bouncing bomb.
Mardi bin Ali al-Tarsusi (c. 1187) Middle East – counterweight trebuchet mangonel.
Vladimir Chelomey (1914–1984) Russia – first space station (Salyut) Proton rocket (the most used heavy lift launch system).
Anatoly Kharlampiev (1906–1979) Russia – Sambo (martial art).
Konosuke Matsushita (1894–1989) Japan – a.o. battery-powered Bicycle lighting.
Sir William Siemens (1823–1883) Germany – regenerative furnace.
Fathullah Shirazi (c. 1582) Mughal India – early volley gun.
Max Bielschowsky (1869–1940) Germany – Bielschowsky stain (histology).
J. Stuart Blackton (1875–1941) USA – stop-motion film.
Jonas Edward Salk (1914–1995) USA – injection Polio vaccine.
Daniel David Palmer (1845–1913) Canada – chiropractic.
Mark Serrurier (1904–1988) USA – Serrurier truss for Optical telescopes.
Richard T. Whitcomb (1921–2009) USA – Supercritical airfoil Winglet.
Johann Maria Farina (1685–1766) Germany; Eau de Cologne.
Coenraad Johannes van Houten (1801–1887) Netherlands – cocoa powder cacao butter chocolate milk.
Johann Gutenberg (c. 1390s–1468) Germany – movable type printing press.
Guido van Rossum (born 1956) The Netherlands – Python (programming language).
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 Astronomer Mathematician
Trial by combat of wits in disputations has no attraction for the seeker after truth; to him the appeal to experiment is the last and only test of the merit of an opinion conjecture or hypotheses. ~ Joseph Mellor - 1869 to 1938
Our thoughts visions and fantasies have a physical reality. A thought is made of hundreds of electrochemical impulses. ~ Carl Sagan 1934 to 1996 Astrobiologist Planetary Scientist
It is thus probable that germs of the lowest organisms known to us are continually being carried away from the earth and the other planets upon which they exist. As seeds in general so most of these spores thus carried away will no doubt meet death in the cold infinite space of the universe. Yet a small number of spores will fall on some other world and may there be able to spread life if conditions be suitable. ~ Svante Arrhenius 1859 to 1927 - Physical Chemist
Macroscopic objects as we see them all around us are governed by a variety of forces derived from a variety of approximations to a variety of physical theories. In contrast the only elements in the construction of black holes are our basic concepts of space and time. They are thus almost by definition the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe. ~ Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995
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
We think there is color we think there is sweet we think there is bitter but in reality there are atoms and a void. ~ Democritus c. 460 – c. 370 BC
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