Our thoughts visions and fantasies have a physical reality. A thought is made of hundreds of electrochemical impulses. ~ Carl Sagan 1934 to 1996 Astrobiologist Planetary Scientist
I see some parallels between the shifts of fashion in mathematics and in music. In music the popular new styles of jazz and rock became fashionable a little earlier than the new mathematical styles of chaos and complexity theory. Jazz and rock were long despised by classical musicians but have emerged as art-forms more accessible than classical music to a wide section of the public. Jazz and rock are no longer to be despised as passing fads. Neither are chaos and complexity theory. But still classical music and classical mathematics are not dead. Mozart lives and so does Euler. When the wheel of fashion turns once more quantum mechanics and hard analysis will once again be in style. ~ Freeman Dyson b. 1923 - Mathematician and Physicist
John Harrison (1693–1776) UK – marine chronometer.
Les Paul (1915–2009) USA – multitrack recording.
John Blenkinsop (1783–1831) UK – Blenkinsop rack railway system.
Jean-Joseph Etienne Lenoir (1822–1900) Belgium – internal combustion engine motorboat.
James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) and Thomas Sutton Scotland – color photography.
Moritz von Jacobi (1801–1874) Germany/Russia – electrotyping electric boat.
Matthew Piers Watt Boulton (1820–1894) UK – aileron.
Anatoly Alexandrov (1903–1994) Russia – anti-mine demagnetising of ships naval nuclear reactors (including one for the first nuclear icebreaker).
Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) Sweden – formal Binomial nomenclature for living organisms Horologium Florae.
Paul Winchell (1922–2005) USA – the artificial heart.
Humphry Davy (1778–1829) UK – Davy miners lamp.
Robert Metcalfe (born 1946) USA – Ethernet.
Evgeny Murzin (1914–1970) Russia – ANS synthesizer.
Julius Fromm (1883–1945) Germany – first seamless Condom.
Anastase Dragomir (1896–1966) Romania – Ejection seat.
Max Bielschowsky (1869–1940) Germany – Bielschowsky stain (histology).
Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky (1862–1919) Poland/Russia – three-phase electric power (first 3-phase hydroelectric power plant 3-phase electrical generator 3-phase motor and 3-phase transformer).
Ignazio Porro (1801–1875) Italy – Porro prism Strip camera.
Sidney Rosenthal (1907–1979) USA – Magic Marker.
Leonard Bocour (1910–1993) together with Sam Golden (1915–1997) USA – Acrylic paint.
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
Instead of being the biological center of the Universe I believe our planet is just an assembly station but one with a major advantage over most other places. The constant presence of liquid water almost everywhere on the Earth is a huge advantage for life especially for assembling life into complex forms by the process we call ‘evolution.’ ~ Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001 - Astrophysicist
There are many ways of knocking electrons out of atoms. The simplest is to rub two surfaces together. ~ Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001
Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. - J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 Biologist
We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers who sit opposite each other one saying to the other ‘You don’t know what you are talking about!’ The second one says ‘What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?’ and so on. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988
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
In our work we are always between Scylla and Charybdis; we may fail to abstract enough and miss important physics or we may abstract too much and end up with fictitious objects in our models turning into real monsters that devour us. ~ Murray Gell-Mann b. 1929
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