Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993
In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy and especially dislike reading experimental papers. ~ Francis Crick 1916 – 2004 - Molecular Biologist
Adolf von Baeyer (1835–1917) Germany – a.o. Fluorescein synthetic Indigo dye Phenolphthalein.
Konosuke Matsushita (1894–1989) Japan – a.o. battery-powered Bicycle lighting.
Iwan Serrurier (1878–1953) Netherlands/USA – inventor of the Moviola for film editing.
Ernest Beaux (1881–1961) Russia/France – Chanel No. 5.
Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī (973–1048) Persia/Iran – mechanical geared lunisolar calendar laboratory and surveying equipment..
Eugen Baumann (1846–1896) Germany – PVC.
Annie Malone (1869–1957) USA – Cosmetics for African American women.
Anatoly Alexandrov (1903–1994) Russia – anti-mine demagnetising of ships naval nuclear reactors (including one for the first nuclear icebreaker).
Franz San Galli (1824–1908) Poland/Russia (Italian and German descent) – radiator modern central heating.
John Blenkinsop (1783–1831) UK – Blenkinsop rack railway system.
Nikolay Slavyanov (1854–1897) Russia – shielded metal arc welding.
Fritz Klatte (1880–1934) Germany – vinyl chloride forerunner to polyvinyl chloride.
Ernest Orlando Lawrence (1901–1958) USA – Cyclotron.
Alan Blumlein (1903–1942) UK – stereo.
Aurel Stodola (1859–1942) Slovakia – gas turbines.
Elmer R. Gates (1859–1923) USA – foam fire extinguisher electric loom mechanisms magnetic & diamagnetic separators educational toy ("box & blocks")*.
Robert Bunsen (1811–1899) Germany – Bunsen burner.
Pyotr Kapitsa (1894–1984) Russia – first ultrastrong magnetic field creating techniques basic low-temperature physics inventions.
Vasily Degtyaryov (1880–1949) Russia – first self-loading carbine Degtyaryov-series firearms co-developer of Fedorov Avtomat.
Georges Lakhovsky (1869–1942) Russia/USA – Multiple Wave Oscillator.
Still I had a lurking question. Would it not be better if one could really ‘see’ whether molecules as complicated as the sterols or strychnine were just as experiment suggested? ~ Dorothy Hodgkin - 1910 to 1984
There are many ways of knocking electrons out of atoms. The simplest is to rub two surfaces together. ~ Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001
The finding of the double helix thus brought us not only joy but great relief. It was unbelievably interesting and immediately allowed us to make a serious proposal for the mechanism of gene duplication. ~ James Watson 1928 – Present - Geneticist
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
The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time. - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995 Astrophysicist
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
Chemists do not usually stutter. It would be very awkward if they did seeing that they have at times to get out such words as methylethylamylophenylium. ~ Sir William Crookes - 1832 to 1919
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