The Strange, Frictionless World of Superfluids

We were a polite society and I expected to lead a quiet life teaching mechanics and listening to my senior colleagues gently but obliquely poking fun at one another. This dream of somnolent peace vanished very quickly when (Ernest) Rutherford came to Cambridge. Rutherford was the only person I have met who immediately impressed me as a great man. He was a big man and made a big noise and he seemed to enjoy every minute of his life. I remember that when transatlantic broadcasting first came in Rutherford told us at a dinner in Hall how he had spoken into a microphone to America and had been heard all over the continent. One of the bolder of our Fellows said: “Surely you did not need to use apparatus for that.” ~ Geoffrey Fellows 1871 to 1937

Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. ~ Victor Scheffer 1906 to 2011 - Biologist


The Strange, Frictionless World of Superfluids

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Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858–1929) Austria – Gas mantle ferrocerium.

Heinrich Göbel (1818–1893) Germany – incandescent lamp.

Anthony R. Barringer (1925–2009) Canada/USA – INPUT (Induced Pulse Transient) airborne electromagnetic system.

Arturo Caprotti (1881–1938) Italy – Caprotti valve gear.

Lala Balhumal Lahuri (c. 1842) Mughal India – seamless globe and celestial globe.

Ivan Knunyants (1906–1990) Armenia/Russia – capron Nylon 6 polyamide-6.

Friedrich Soennecken (1848–1919) Germany – Ring binder Hole punch.

Charles Mantoux (1877–1947) France – Mantoux test (tuberculosis).

Joy Mangano USA – household appliances.

Richard Hall Gower (1768–1833) UK – ship's hull and rigging.

Salvino D'Armate (1258–1312) Italy – credited for inventing eyeglasses in 1284.

Nicholas McKay Sr. (1920–2014) USA – Lint roller.

Guy Severin (1926–2008) Russia – extra-vehicular activity supporting system.

Michael Grätzel (born 1944) Germany/Switzerland– a.o. Dye-sensitized solar cell.

Robert Moog (1934–2005) USA – the Moog synthesizer.

Abu-Mahmud al-Khujandi (c. 940–1000) Persia/Iran – astronomical sextant.

Ali Kashmiri ibn Luqman (fl.1589–1590) Mughal India – seamless globe and celestial globe.

William Morrison (dentist) (1860–1926) USA – a.o. Cotton candy machine.

Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937) Italy – radio telegraphy.

Yves Klein (1928–1962) France – International Klein Blue.


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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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