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
Suppose we have an unknown number of objects. When counted in threes 2 are left over when counted in fives 3 are left over and when counted in sevens 2 are left over. How many objects are there? ~ Sunzi The Mathematical Classic of Sunzi - Chinese mathematics problem from c. 450 AD
Sergey Brin (born 1973) Russia/USA – with Larry Page invented Google web search engine.
Richard Cannon (born 1954) USA – Electrical panel lockout.
Jean-Joseph Etienne Lenoir (1822–1900) Belgium – internal combustion engine motorboat.
Charles H. Henry (born 1937) USA – Quantum well laser.
William Friese-Greene (1855–1921) UK – cinematography.
Chester Carlson (1906–1968) USA – Xerography.
Nikolai Lebedenko Russia – Tsar Tank the largest armored vehicle in history.
Henri Marie Coandă (1886–1972) Romania – Coandă effect of fluid dynamics Coandă-1910 world's first jet.
Robert Cailliau (born 1947) Belgium – with Tim Berners-Lee the World Wide Web.
Arogyaswami Paulraj (born 1944) India/USA – MIMO.
Huang Hongjia (born 1924) China – Single-mode optical fiber..
Coenraad Johannes van Houten (1801–1887) Netherlands – cocoa powder cacao butter chocolate milk.
Robert H. Dennard (born 1932) USA– Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM).
Vladimir Petlyakov (1891–1942) Russia – heavy bomber.
Marion O'Brien Donovan (1917–1998) USA – Waterproof diaper.
Henri Giffard (1825–1882) France – powered airship injector.
Guido of Arezzo (c. 991 – c. 1033) Italy – Guidonian hand musical notation see also staff (music).
Ray Tomlinson (inv. 1971) USA – First inter-computer email.
Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar (1785–1870) France – Arithmometer.
Lala Balhumal Lahuri (c. 1842) Mughal India – seamless globe and celestial globe.
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
What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician
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
The chemists are a strange class of mortals impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasures amid smoke and vapor soot and flame poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I were to change places with the Persian king. ~ Johann Joachim Becher - 1635 to 1682
But though the professed aim of all scientific work is to unravel the secrets of nature it has another effect not less valuable on the mind of the worker. It leaves him in possession of methods which nothing but scientific work could have led him to invent. ~ James Clerk Maxwell 1831 to 1879
Physics is actually too hard for physicists. ~ David Hilbert 1862 to 1943 (Mathematician)
Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher
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