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
In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy and especially dislike reading experimental papers. ~ Francis Crick 1916 – 2004 - Molecular Biologist
Vladimir Bekhterev (1857–1927) Russia – Bekhterev's Mixture.
Gleb Lozino-Lozinskiy (1909–2001) Russia – Buran (spacecraft) Spiral project.
Ladislas Starevich (1882–1965) Russia/France – puppet animation live-action/animated film.
Sergei Ivanovich Mosin (1849–1902) Russia – Mosin–Nagant rifle.
Salvino D'Armate (1258–1312) Italy – credited for inventing eyeglasses in 1284.
David Gestetner (1854–1939) Austria-Hungary / UK – a.o. Gestetner copier.
Marvin Minsky (born 1927) USA – a.o. Confocal microscopy.
Charles Macintosh (1766–1843) Scotland – waterproof raincoat life vest.
Samuel Guthrie (physician) (1782–1848) USA – discovered chloroform.
Harold P. Brown (1857–1944) USA – electrical safety equipment plastic rail bond electric contact alloy application of concrete with compressed air or steam.
Giovanni Battista Amici (1786–1863) Italy – Dipleidoscope Amici prism.
Gustav de Laval (1845–1913) Sweden – invented the milk separator and the milking machine.
Gary Starkweather (born 1938) USA – laser printer color management.
George Westinghouse (1846–1914) USA – Air brake (rail).
Antonio Meucci (1808–1889) Italy/USA– a.o. various early telephones a hygrometer a milk test.
Hyman George Rickover (1900–1986) USA – Nuclear submarine.
Pyotr Kapitsa (1894–1984) Russia – first ultrastrong magnetic field creating techniques basic low-temperature physics inventions.
Jimmy Hotz (born 1953) USA – Hotz MIDI Translator Atari Hotz Box.
Gustaf Erik Pasch (1788–1862) Sweden – safety match.
Evgeny Murzin (1914–1970) Russia – ANS synthesizer.
Before the Copernican revolution it was natural to suppose that God’s purposes were specifically concerned with the earth but now this has become an unplausible hypothesis. If it is the purpose of the Cosmos to evolve mind we must regard it as rather incompetent in having produced so little in such a long time. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher
The physical chemists never use their eyes and are most lamentably lacking in chemical culture. It is essential to cast out from our midst root and branch this physical element and return to our laboratories. ~ Henry Edward Armstrong 1848 to 1937
What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician
Things are as they are because they were as they were. - Thomas Gold 1920 to present Astrophysicist
A theory is a supposition which we hope to be true a hypothesis is a supposition which we expect to be useful; fictions belong to the realm of art; if made to intrude elsewhere they become either make-believes or mistakes. - George Johnstone Stoney 1826 to 1911 Physicist
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
Chemistry unlike other sciences sprang originally from delusions and superstitions and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology. ~ Thomas Thomson - 1773 to 1852
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