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
Nothing can be more certain than this: that we are just beginning to learn something of the wonders of the world on which we live and move and have our being. ~ William Ramsay - 1852 to 1916
Ira Remsen (1846–1927) USA – saccharin.
Bob Kahn (born 1938) together with Vint Cerf (1943–) USA – Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Fedor Tokarev (1871–1968) Russia – TT-33 semiautomatic handgun and SVT-40 self-loading rifle.
John "Jack" Higson Cover Jr. (1920–2009) USA – Taser.
Michael Faraday (1791–1867) UK – electric transformer electric motor.
Nikolay Kamov (1902–1973) Russia – armored battle autogyro Ka-series coaxial rotor helicopters.
Henry Burden (1791–1871) Scotland and USA – Horseshoe machine first usable iron railed road spike.
Leó Szilárd (1898–1964) Hungary/USA – Co-developed the atomic bomb patented the nuclear reactor catalyst of the Manhattan Project.
Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès (1817–1880) France – margarine.
Alexander Coucoulas (1933-) USA - Thermosonic Bonding.
Kotaro Honda (1870–1954) Japan – KS steel.
John Harington (1561–1612) UK – the flush toilet.
Richard Trevithick (1771–1833) UK – high-pressure steam engine first full-scale steam locomotive.
Fathullah Shirazi (c. 1582) Mughal India – early volley gun.
Auguste and Louis Lumière (1862–1954 and 1864–1948 resp.) France – Cinématographe.
Glenn Curtiss (1878–1930) USA – aeronautical and aeroengine improvements.
Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav Bruhn (1853–1927) Germany – Taximeter.
Evgeniy Chertovsky (born 1902) Russia – pressure suit.
Tracy Hall (1919–2008) USA – synthetic diamond.
Giovanni Luppis or Ivan Vukić (1813–1875) Austrian Empire (ethnical Croatian from Rijeka) – self-propelled torpedo.
This is an era of specialists each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits. ~ Rachel Carson 1907 to 1964 - Marine Biologist
The invention of logarithms came to the world as a bolt from the blue. No previous work had led up to it… It stands isolated breaking in upon human thought abruptly without borrowing from the work of other intellects or following known lines of mathematical thought. ~ John Moulton 1844 – 1921 - Mathematician
Pierre Curie voluntarily exposed his arm to the action of radium for several hours. This resulted in damage resembling a burn that developed progressively and required several months to heal. Henri Becquerel had by accident a similar burn as a result of carrying in his vest pocket a glass tube containing radium salt. He came to tell us of this evil effect of radium exclaiming in a manner at once delighted and annoyed: “I love it but I owe it a grudge.” ~ Marie Curie 1867 to 1934
Physics is littered with the corpses of dead unified field theories. ~ Freeman Dyson b. 1923
It does not help that some politicians and journalists assume the public is interested only in those aspects of science that promise immediate practical applications to technology or medicine. - Steven Weinberg 1933 to present Theoretical Physicist
By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. - Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC Scientist Philosopher
Before the Copernican revolution it was natural to suppose that God’s purposes were specifically concerned with the earth but now this has become an unplausible hypothesis. If it is the purpose of the Cosmos to evolve mind we must regard it as rather incompetent in having produced so little in such a long time. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher
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