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romad
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Icon 1 posted August 16, 2013 11:58      Profile for romad     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sir Isaac Newton, of course! He was the first to use an Apple for his research.
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Icon 1 posted August 16, 2013 13:52      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Too many to reply, is there a course in science history? Who to include who to leave out.

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Icon 1 posted August 16, 2013 20:27      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Gerhard Ertl. His PEEM videos are beautiful. His Noble lecture is here: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2007/ertl_lecture.pdf

I saw him talk once. He does good science.

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Newton was ok, but some of his work was quite derivative.
Einstein was relatively interesting.

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If you watch 'The History Of NASA' backwards, it's about a space agency that has no manned spaceflight capability, then does low-orbit flights, then lands on the Moon.

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I'm partial to Copernicus. Nobody could say that guy was self-centered.
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Let' s not forget Marie Curie, who I hear was quite radiant.
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Lord Kelvin's work was pretty cool.

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Erwin Schrödinger of course, or maybe not, as the case may be.

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I find Tesla's work to be electrifyingly hair-raising.
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I would also say Tesla. Very underrated.
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/me looked up the orig JoT/JoyPoll out of forgetfulness:
http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1888.html

While I gravitate towards the too many to choose from realm, Turing is on my shortlist.

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Charles Darwin had some very origin-al ideas.

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It is a Pauling that two time nobel laurate linus is not listed here.

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This guy was Lamarckably close to the truth, but got some key details wrong.

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I'll pick one of the originals, Archimedes.
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Today my favorite scientist is Werner Heisenberg, the developer of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.

Breaking Bad & The Uncertainty Principle

Have a Great Day!

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Icon 1 posted September 30, 2013 08:24      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Now were did I put the box containing


Schrodingers Cat

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Now were did I put the box containing


Schrodingers Cat

It may or may not be in the closet. You'll have to look in order to find out.

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I would have always been in favour of Heisenberg.... but now I have become a little uncertain about it
Newton has a certain "gravitas" but then again Einstein has relative merits...
I circled around Copernicus for a bit but then thought Tesla had some "electricity" to him.
Ockham was sharp, but Schrödinger keeps waving at me from the side lines...
Hawking of course is the "Einstein" of our day... but I can't think of a gag that works for him...
I guess it is just so hard to choose - every really great scientist admits to standing on the shoulders of those who came before
Perhaps I should put forward Priestley - who as it happens spent some time in my home town, though perhaps his religious and political views may have made him more of the "renaissance man" than "great scientist"
Go science geeks go...

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Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler

A.K.A. Mayim Bialik, who really has a PhD in Neuroscience.

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