Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes?

Physics is littered with the corpses of dead unified field theories. ~ Freeman Dyson b. 1923

The legend that every cipher is breakable is of course absurd though still widespread among people who should know better. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician


Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes?

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List of inventors!
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Antoine Louis (1723–1792) France – Guillotine.

John Bardeen (1908–1991) USA – co-inventor of the transistor.

Neil Arnott (1788–1874) UK – waterbed.

Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858–1929) Austria – Gas mantle ferrocerium.

James Gosling (born 1955) USA – Java (programming language).

Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Tropsch (1889–1935) Germany – Fischer–Tropsch process (refinery process).

Bernard Silver (1924–1963) together with Norman Joseph Woodland (1921–2012) USA – Barcode.

Alexandru Ciurcu (1854–1922) Romania – Reaction engine.

Forrest Parry (1921–2005) USA – Magnetic stripe card.

Alfred William Gallagher (1911–1990) New Zealand – Electric fence for farmers.

Ivan Pavlov (1849–1936) Russia – classical conditioning.

Evgeniy Chertovsky (born 1902) Russia – pressure suit.

Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Schrader (1921–2012) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).

Sergey Brin (born 1973) Russia/USA – with Larry Page invented Google web search engine.

C. Kumar N. Patel (1938–) India/USA – Carbon dioxide laser.

Aurel Stodola (1859–1942) Slovakia – gas turbines.

Rudolf Kompfner (1909–1977) USA – Traveling-wave tube.

Artur Fischer (born 1919) Germany – fasteners including fischertechnik..

Huang Hongjia (born 1924) China – Single-mode optical fiber..

Antonio Meucci (1808–1889) Italy/USA– a.o. various early telephones a hygrometer a milk test.


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When you hear a physicist invoke the uncertainty principle keep a hand on your wallet. ~ David Griffiths b. 1942

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

Geometry is one and eternal shining in the mind of God. That men share in it is among the reasons that Man is the image of God. ~ Johannes Kepler 1571 – 1630 Mathematician and Astronomer

Trial by combat of wits in disputations has no attraction for the seeker after truth; to him the appeal to experiment is the last and only test of the merit of an opinion conjecture or hypotheses. - Joseph Mellor 1869 to 1938 Chemist

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries which later appear so easy and simple. - Georg C. Lichtenberg 1742 to 1799 Physicist

I have eaten 2/3 of 1/3 of my food ration. 7 remains. How much food did I start with? ~ Cuneiform Babylonian mathematics exercise 1900 – 1600 BC

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