Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. - Jacob Bronowski 1908 to 1974 Mathematician Biologist
There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. - Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Astronomer Mathematician
John Harvey Kellogg (1852–1943) cornflake breakfasts.
Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) USA – geodesic dome.
John McAdam (1756–1836) Scotland – improved "macadam" road surface.
Mark Serrurier (1904–1988) USA – Serrurier truss for Optical telescopes.
Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873–1932) Brazil – non-rigid airship and airplane.
Hasan al-Rammah (fl.1270s) Syria – rocket-propelled torpedo.
Marc Seguin (1786–1875) France – wire-cable suspension bridge.
George de Bothezat (1882–1940) Russia/USA – quadrotor helicopter (The Flying Octopus).
Boris Mamyrin (1919–2007) Russia – reflectron (ion mirror).
Samuel Morse (1791–1872) USA – telegraph early Morse code see also Morse Code controversy.
Guido van Rossum (born 1956) The Netherlands – Python (programming language).
Nicolas Florine (1891–1972) Georgia/Russia/Belgium – first tandem rotor helicopter to fly freely.
Temple Grandin (born 1945) Inventor of the squeeze machine and humane abattoirs..
Vladimir Simonov (born 1935) Russia – APS Underwater Assault Rifle SPP-1 underwater pistol.
Gleb Lozino-Lozinskiy (1909–2001) Russia – Buran (spacecraft) Spiral project.
Philip Diehl (1847–1913) USA – Ceiling fan electric sewing machine.
Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Schrader (1921–2012) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).
Esther Takeuchi (born 1953) - holds more than 150 US-patents the largest number for any woman in the United States.
Ri Sung-gi (1905–1996) North Korea – Vinylon.
Dawon Kahng (1931–1992) South Korea together with Simon Sze (1936–) Taiwan/USA – Floating-gate MOSFET.
Physics is very muddled again at the moment; it is much too hard for me anyway and I wish I were a movie comedian or something like that and had never heard anything about physics! ~ Wolfgang Pauli 1900 – 1958
Physics is actually too hard for physicists. ~ David Hilbert 1862 to 1943 (Mathematician)
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
Macroscopic objects as we see them all around us are governed by a variety of forces derived from a variety of approximations to a variety of physical theories. In contrast the only elements in the construction of black holes are our basic concepts of space and time. They are thus almost by definition the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe. ~ Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995
Outstanding examples of genius – a Mozart a Shakespeare or a Carl Friedrich Gauss – are markers on the path along which our species appears destined to tread. - Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001 Astrophysicist
The development of biology is going to destroy to some extent our traditional grounds for ethical belief and it is not easy to see what to put in their place. ~ Francis Crick 1916 – 2004 Molecular Biologist
Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993
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