Andrei Linde is a Russian-American theoretical physicist and professor of Physics at Stanford University. Linde is best known for his work on the concept of the inflationary universe. Among the various awards he's received for his work on inflation, in 2002 he was awarded the Dirac Medal, along with Alan Guth of MIT and Paul Steinhardt of Princeton University.
David Deutsch: Quantum physicist David Deutsch's 1997 book The Fabric of Reality laid the groundwork for an all-encompassing Theory of Everything, and galvanized interest in the idea of a quantum computer, which could solve problems of hitherto unimaginable complexity. David Deutsch will force you to reconsider your place in the world. This legendary Oxford physicist is the leading proponent of the multiverse (or "many worlds") interpretation of quantum theory -- the idea that our...
Albert Einstein. Tests conducted by St. Lawrence University in New York found there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people. Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin.
Rosalind Franklin es recordada principalmente por la llamada Fotografía 51, la imagen del ADN obtenida mediante difracción de rayos X, que sirvió como fundamento para la hipótesis de la estructura doble helicoidal del ADN en la publicación del artículo de James Watson y Francis Crick de 1953,2 y tras su publicación constituyó una prueba crítica para la hipótesis.3 Más tarde, lideró varios trabajos pioneros relacionados con el virus del mosaico de tabaco y el poliovirus.
Giordano Bruno was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and master of the art of memory. His cosmological theories went beyond the Copernican model in proposing that the Sun was essentially a star, and moreover, that the universe contained an infinite number of inhabited worlds populated by other intelligent beings. He was burned at the stake1600 after the Roman Inquisition found him guilty of heresy for his pantheism.
Werner Heisenberg developed the uncertainty principle, a cornerstone of quantum mechanics, which tells us that we (the observer) can never exactly know both the position and momentum of a particle. As every observation requires an energy exchange (photon) to create the observed 'data', some energy (wave) state of the observed object has to be altered. Thus the observation has a discrete effect on what we measure. i.e. We change the experiment by observing it!
Niehls Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research. Bohr developed the Bohr model of the atom with the atomic nucleus at the centre and electrons in orbit around it, which he compared to the planets orbiting the Sun. He helped develop quantum mechanics, in which electrons move from one…