What Causes Growing Pains?

In practical applications we are concerned only with comparatively small numbers; only stellar astronomy and atomic physics deal with ‘large’ numbers and they have very little more practical importance as yet than the most abstract pure mathematics. ~ G. H. Hardy 1877 – 1947 - Mathematician

Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject. ~ Peter Atkins - 1940 to present


What Causes Growing Pains?

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Ian Hector Frazer (born 1953) together with Jian Zhou (1957–1999) USA/China – HPV vaccine against cervical cancer.

Walter Houser Brattain (1902–1987) USA – co-inventor of the transistor.

Jonas Edward Salk (1914–1995) USA – injection Polio vaccine.

Kyota Sugimoto (1882–1972) Japan – Japanese language typewriter.

Georgy Beriev (1903–1979) Georgia/Russia – Be-series amphibious aircraft.

Şerafeddin Sabuncuoğlu (1385–1468) Turkey – illustrated surgical atlas.

Octave Chanute (1832–1910) US – Civil Engineer.

Lyman Spitzer (1914–1997) USA – Stellarator (physics).

Sergei Lebedev (1874–1934) Russia – commercially viable synthetic rubber.

John "Jack" Higson Cover Jr. (1920–2009) USA – Taser.

Jamshīd al-Kāshī (c. 1380–1429) Persia/Iran – plate of conjunctions analog planetary computer.

Fritz Pfleumer (1881–1945) Germany – magnetic tape.

Joseph Henry (1797–1878) Scotland/USA – electromagnetic relay.

William C. Brown (1916–1999) USA – Crossed-field amplifier.

Francis Rogallo (1912–2009) USA – Rogallo wing.

Gustav Giemsa (1867–1948) Germany – Giemsa stain (histology).

Friedrich Bergius (1884–1949) Germany – Bergius process (synthetic fuel from coal).

Bernhard Schmidt (1879–1935) Estonia/Germany – Schmidt camera.

Alexander Popov (1859–1906) Russia – lightning detector (the first lightning prediction system and radio receiver) co-inventor of radio.

Daniel Axelrod (inv. 1980) USA – Total internal reflection fluorescence microscope.


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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

Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes ; yet they are usually left unchronicled. - William Ramsay 1852 to 1916 Chemist

Surely it is not knowledge but learning; not owning but earning; not being there but getting there; that gives us the greatest pleasure. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777 – 1855 - Mathematician and Physicist

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

I believe that new mathematical schemata new systems of axioms certainly new systems of mathematical structures will be suggested by the study of the living world. ~ Stan Ulam 1909 – 1984 - Mathematician

A detective with his murder mystery a chemist seeking the structure of a new compound use little of the formal and logical modes of reasoning. Through a series of intuitions surmises fancies they stumble upon the right explanation and have a knack of seizing it when it once comes within reach. ~ Gilbert Lewis 1875 – 1946

In reality a theory in natural science cannot be without experimental foundations; physics in particular comes from experimental work. ~ Samuel C. C. Ting b. 1936


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