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
When you hear a physicist invoke the uncertainty principle keep a hand on your wallet. ~ David Griffiths b. 1942
Édouard Branly (1844–1940) France – the coherer the first widely used detector for radio communication..
Herbert Boyer (born 1936) together with Paul Berg (1926–) and Stanley Norman Cohen (1935–) USA – created first Genetically modified organism.
Victor Hasselblad (1906–1978) Sweden – invented the 6 x 6 cm single-lens reflex camera.
Calvin Quate (1923–) with Gerd Binnig (1947–) and with Christoph Gerber (?–) USA/Germany/Switzerland – Atomic force microscope.
Sergei Lebedev (1874–1934) Russia – commercially viable synthetic rubber.
Alan Blumlein (1903–1942) UK – stereo.
Min Chueh Chang (1908–1991) together with Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903–1967) USA/China – Combined oral contraceptive pill.
Robert Adler (1913–2007) Austria/United States – wireless remote control (with Eugene Polley).
Willem Johan Kolff (1911–2009) Netherlands – artificial kidney hemodialysis machine.
Joseph Swan (1828–1914) UK – Incandescent light bulb.
Francis Rogallo (1912–2009) USA – Rogallo wing.
Sidney Rosenthal (1907–1979) USA – Magic Marker.
Michael Smith (1932–2000) USA – Site-directed mutagenesis (molecular biology).
Arogyaswami Paulraj (born 1944) India/USA – MIMO.
Richard J. Gatling (1818–1903) USA – wheat drill first successful machine gun.
Nicolas Appert (1749–1841) France – canning (food preservation) using glass bottles see also Peter Durand.
Ahmed Majan (1963–) UAE – instrumented racehorse saddle and others.
Sergei Winogradsky (1856–1953) Russia / USSR – Winogradsky column for culturing microorganisms.
Anders Celsius (1701–1744) Sweden – Celsius temperature scale.
Erna Schneider Hoover (born 1926) USA – computerized telephone switching system.
Why the dinosaurs died out is not known but it is supposed to be because they had minute brains and devoted themselves to the growth of weapons of offense in the shape of numerous horns. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher
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
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
God created two acts of folly. First He created the Universe in a Big Bang. Second He was negligent enough to leave behind evidence for this act in the form of microwave radiation. - Paul Erdős 1913 to 1996 Mathematician
We are storytelling animals and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. - Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 Paleontologist
In reality a theory in natural science cannot be without experimental foundations; physics in particular comes from experimental work. ~ Samuel C. C. Ting b. 1936
Biology is the study of the complex things in the Universe. Physics is the study of the simple ones. ~ Richard Dawkins 1941 – present - Evolutionary Biologist
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