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Favorite Scientist !

Postby bigbadberry3 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:41 am

Just list your favorite scientist and why you like them. If you have time, throw in a picture :)

Bill Nye - Got me hooked on asking why! Also great spoofs of songs in his episodes

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby alms24sebring » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:06 am

For some reason I like Stephen Hawking alot even though alot of scientists dont. But its probably because his mind is so incredible that he doesnt need pencil and paper to figure out the gross math behind black holes.

I also like Michio Kaku alot
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Along with Carl Sagan
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And Leonard Susskind (Hawking's rival).
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But man I wish so bad that I could have watched Einstein in action...

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby Ace2cool » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:36 pm

Bill Nye for sure, just cause he makes learning fun, at all ages, and he definitely sparked me asking questions and reading science books as a kid.

More recently I've come to like Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He's becoming a big advocate on the importance of NASA, along with Bill Nye, and is a great public speaker.

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby szh » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:50 pm

Brian Greene: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Greene

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Because he is a scientist who is working on stuff that I enjoy reading about ... string theory. Brian's books on the topic are excellent for my "layman" skills in physics.

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby bigbadberry3 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:44 am

szh wrote:Brian Greene: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Greene

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Because he is a scientist who is working on stuff that I enjoy reading about ... string theory. Brian's books on the topic are excellent for my "layman" skills in physics.

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I'm reading the fabric right now and it is very well written :)

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby szh » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:32 pm

bigbadberry3 wrote:I'm reading the fabric right now and it is very well written :)
Definitely very good, but I like his "The Elegant Universe: ... " a bit better.

Right now, I am halfway through his latest book on parallel Universes "The Hidden Reality: ..."

It is pretty intense going, so I am reading it on plane trips (I travel a lot for my work). :yesnod

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby stebo0728 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:58 am

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Amy Mainzer

Hot and Smart! :D Killer combo!

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby szh » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:15 am

stebo0728 wrote:Image

Amy Mainzer

Hot and Smart! :D Killer combo!
Yes, indeed! :yesnod

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby alms24sebring » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:31 pm

That might be the same girl I was thinking of. Definantly hot, and smart.

Dreaming on...

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:39 pm

Definitely Freeman Dyson.
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And probably second, Neils Bohr:
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Pretty big Michael Faraday fan, too, partly because he's an Einstein-like "non-educated" self-taught genius.

On the subject of Bill Nye.
We need a celebrity deathmatch of Bill Nye vs Bill Nighy. They're both awesome. One of them is not a scientist ,though a character he played IS an expert in Bistromathics...

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Re: Favorite Scientist !

Postby PalmerWMD » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:50 pm

Emil Fischer.

The inventor of modern Carbohydrate Chemistry as we know it.
Also developed processes for making gunpowder in the absence of rich natural nitrate sources.
Developed the first modern Gas Mask filter (activated charcoal In World War 1)

Sadly he committed suicide after both his sons died on the western front.


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