Chemistry unlike other sciences sprang originally from delusions and superstitions and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology. ~ Thomas Thomson - 1773 to 1852
What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician
Giovanni Caselli (1815–1891) Italy/France – Pantelegraph.
Katharine B. Blodgett (1898–1979) UK – nonreflective glass.
Elias Howe (1819–1867) USA – sewing machine.
Lin Yutang (1895–1976) China/USA – Chinese language typewriter.
Yi Xing (683–727) China – astronomical clock.
Momofuku Ando (1910–2007) Japan – Instant noodles.
Vladimir Sergeyevich Vakhmistrov (1897–1972) Russia – first bomber with a parasite aircraft (Zveno project).
C. Kumar N. Patel (1938–) India/USA – Carbon dioxide laser.
Pyotr Shilovsky (1871 – after 1924) Russia/United Kingdom – gyrocar.
Frederick Walton (c. 1834–1928) UK – Linoleum.
Philip M. Parker (born 1960) USA – computer automated book authoring.
John Harrison (1693–1776) UK – marine chronometer.
James Hargreaves (1720–1778) UK – spinning jenny.
Ibn al-Shatir (1304–1375) Syria – "jewel box" device which combined a compass with a universal sundial.
Mark Publicover (born 1958) USA – First affordable trampoline safety net enclosure.
Al-Sijzi (c. 945–1020) Persia/Iran – heliocentric astrolabe.
Iwan Serrurier (1878–1953) Netherlands/USA – inventor of the Moviola for film editing.
Gordon Gould (1920–2005) USA – Laser see also Theodore Maiman.
Marcel Kiepach (1894-1915) Croatia - dynamo maritime compass that indicates north regardless of the presence of iron or magnetic forces.
Richard F. Lyon (1952–) USA – Optical mouse.
Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher
Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993
I am busy just now again on electro-magnetism and I think I may have got hold of a good thing. ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867
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 Chemist Physicist
Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality. - Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin 1843 to 1928 Geologist
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
The country which is in advance of the rest of the world in chemistry will also be foremost in wealth and in general prosperity. ~ William Ramsay - 1852 to 1916
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