Pure mathematics exist by themselves; no will produces them no power can limit them. They are eternal laws that no man can infringe and from which it is impossible to escape. ~ S. Sandaram Iyer 1883 - Philosopher
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
Royal Earl House (1814–1895) USA – first Printing telegraph.
Iwan Serrurier (1878–1953) Netherlands/USA – inventor of the Moviola for film editing.
Herman Frasch (1851–1914) Germany / USA – Frasch process (petrochemistry) Paraffin wax purification.
Ernő Rubik (born 1944) Hungary – Rubik's Cube Rubik's Magic and Rubik's Clock.
Sergei Winogradsky (1856–1953) Russia / USSR – Winogradsky column for culturing microorganisms.
Aleksandr Dianin (1851–1918) Russia – Bisphenol A Dianin's compound.
Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974) USA – organ perfusion pump.
Otto Lilienthal (1848–1896) Germany – hang glider.
Nikolay Kamov (1902–1973) Russia – armored battle autogyro Ka-series coaxial rotor helicopters.
Granville Woods (1856–1910) USA – the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph.
George de Hevesy (1885–1966) Hungary – radioactive tracer.
Richard Hall Gower (1768–1833) UK – ship's hull and rigging.
Ken Kutaragi (born 1950) Japan – PlayStation.
Harry Brearley (1871–1948) UK – stainless steel.
Gustav Giemsa (1867–1948) Germany – Giemsa stain (histology).
William Henry Perkin (1838–1907) United Kingdom – first synthetic organic chemical dye Mauveine.
Hasan al-Rammah (fl.1270s) Syria – rocket-propelled torpedo.
Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014) USA – Kevlar.
Nicholas McKay Sr. (1920–2014) USA – Lint roller.
Igor Sikorsky (1889–1972) Russia/USA – first four-engine fixed-wing aircraft (Russky Vityaz) first airliner and purpose-designed bomber (Ilya Muromets) modern helicopter Sikorsky-series helicopters.
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
A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms. - George Wald 1906 to 1997 Neurobiologist
Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993
Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality. - Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin 1843 to 1928 Geologist
I accept no principles of physics which are not also accepted in mathematics. ~ René Descartes 1596 to 1650
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. - Justus von Liebig 1803 to 1873 Chemist
Botany consists in the gathering of plants and the dismembering of them in connection with the use of a complicated terminology. That is the beginning and end of botany as it is understood by the majority. ~ Herbert Maule Richards 1871 to 1928 - Botanist
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