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Posted by romad (Member # 36425) on August 16, 2013, 11:58:
 
Sir Isaac Newton, of course! He was the first to use an Apple for his research.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on August 16, 2013, 13:52:
 
Too many to reply, is there a course in science history? Who to include who to leave out.
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on August 16, 2013, 20:27:
 
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.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on August 16, 2013, 21:26:
 
Newton was ok, but some of his work was quite derivative.
Einstein was relatively interesting.
 
Posted by HalfVast (Member # 3187) on August 17, 2013, 00:55:
 
I'm partial to Copernicus. Nobody could say that guy was self-centered.
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on August 17, 2013, 01:32:
 
Let' s not forget Marie Curie, who I hear was quite radiant.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on August 17, 2013, 05:25:
 
Lord Kelvin's work was pretty cool.
 
Posted by Papa (Member # 172) on August 17, 2013, 06:26:
 
Erwin Schrödinger of course, or maybe not, as the case may be.
 
Posted by ladymadame (Member # 50384) on September 09, 2013, 20:27:
 
I find Tesla's work to be electrifyingly hair-raising.
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on September 09, 2013, 23:02:
 
I would also say Tesla. Very underrated.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on September 09, 2013, 23:31:
 
/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.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on September 10, 2013, 01:34:
 
Charles Darwin had some very origin-al ideas.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on September 10, 2013, 17:14:
 
It is a Pauling that two time nobel laurate linus is not listed here.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on September 10, 2013, 18:24:
 
This guy was Lamarckably close to the truth, but got some key details wrong.
 
Posted by phritzg (Member # 50385) on September 22, 2013, 19:32:
 
I'll pick one of the originals, Archimedes.
 
Posted by Mr. Geek 2U (Member # 28663) on September 29, 2013, 22:24:
 
Today my favorite scientist is Werner Heisenberg, the developer of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.

Breaking Bad & The Uncertainty Principle

Have a Great Day!

Mr. Geek 2u!
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on September 30, 2013, 08:24:
 
Now were did I put the box containing


Schrodingers Cat
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on September 30, 2013, 14:40:
 
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.
 
Posted by Serenak (Member # 2950) on October 05, 2013, 21:04:
 
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...
 
Posted by Rhonwyyn (Member # 2854) on October 20, 2013, 00:07:
 
Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on October 20, 2013, 02:25:
 
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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