Famous And Awesome Scientists Quotes:
Perhaps it is not amiss to remark that the biologist may not hope to solve the ultimate problems of life any more than the chemist and physicist may hope to penetrate the final mysteries of existence in the non-living world. ~ Edmund Beecher Wilson 1856 to 1939 - Geneticist Biologist
Actually everything that can be known has a number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. ~ Philolaus c. 470 – c. 385 BC - Scientist and Philosopher
Euclid’s work ought to have been any educationist’s nightmare… it never offers any “motivations ” it has no illuminating “asides ” it does not attempt to make anything “intuitive ” and it avoids “applications” to a fault. It is so “humorless” in its mathematical purism that… …it should have been spurned by students and “progressive” teachers in every generation. But it nevertheless survived intact all the turmoils ravages and illiteracies of the dissolving Roman Empire of the early Dark Ages of the Crusades and of the plagues and famines of the later Middle Ages. ~ Salomon Bochner 1899 – 1982 - Mathematician
Shintaro Uda (1869–1976) together with Hidetsugu Yagi (1886–1976) Japan – Yagi-Uda antenna.
Katharine B. Blodgett (1898–1979) UK – nonreflective glass.
Robert Bunsen (1811–1899) Germany – Bunsen burner.
Madam C.J. Walker (1867–1919) USA – beauty and hair products for African American women.
Guy Severin (1926–2008) Russia – extra-vehicular activity supporting system.
William Cumberland Cruikshank (1745–1800) UK – chlorinated water.
Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822–1882) Poland – modern kerosene lamp.
Alexander Popov (1859–1906) Russia – lightning detector (the first lightning prediction system and radio receiver) co-inventor of radio.
Marcellin Berthelot (1827–1907) France – Berthelot's reagent (chemistry).
Harry Coover (1917–2011) USA – Super Glue.
Jacques E. Brandenberger (1872–1954) Switzerland – Cellophane.
Vladimir Chelomey (1914–1984) Russia – first space station (Salyut) Proton rocket (the most used heavy lift launch system).
John J. Mooney (born c. 1928) together with Carl D. Keith (1920–2008) USA – three way catalytic converter.
Giovanni Caselli (1815–1891) Italy/France – Pantelegraph.
Shen Kuo (1031–1095) China – improved gnomon armillary sphere clepsydra and sighting tube.
Edwin Southern (born 1938) USA – Southern blot (molecular biology).
Alexei Tupolev (1925–2001) Russia – the Tupolev Tu-144 (first supersonic passenger jet).
Yi Xing (683–727) China – astronomical clock.
Hubert Schlafly (1919–2011) USA – Teleprompter = Autocue.
Al-Khazini (fl.1115–1130) Persia/Iran – hydrostatic balance.
Still I had a lurking question. Would it not be better if one could really ‘see’ whether molecules as complicated as the sterols or strychnine were just as experiment suggested? ~ Dorothy Hodgkin - 1910 to 1984
Actually everything that can be known has a Number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. - Philolaus c. 470 – c. 385 BC Scientist and Philosopher
We must reason in natural philosophy not from what we hope or even expect but from what we perceive. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829
Chemists do not usually stutter. It would be very awkward if they did seeing that they have at times to get out such words as methylethylamylophenylium. ~ Sir William Crookes - 1832 to 1919
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
With monads and diads and pentads and triads My brain has been addled completely; And what’s really meant by ‘something-valent ’ Is a question I give up discretely. ~ John Cargill Brough - 1834 to 1872
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