Contribution to physics- who should be included?


by charmedbeauty
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charmedbeauty
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May9-12, 05:04 AM
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Hi all I have to do a quick 5 minute speech just about the evolution of physics...

My general idea is just to go back say from Archimedes~ to currently who has been the main contributors to physics?

Obviously it's only a 5 minute speech so not everyone can get a mention but I would like to name the physicist and give a brief description of what they have achieved.

So far...

Archimedes~buoyancy
Kepler~ planetary laws of motion
Newton~Motion,Gravitation,Cooling
Faraday~Faraday's Laws of Induction and Electrolysis
Planck~Law of radiation
Heisenberg~uncertainty
Maxwell~Electromagnetism
Einstein~Special and General relativity
Feynman&Dirac~quantum phys
Hawking~black hole radiation.

Is there anyone I have missed or even I can take of the list as I really don't have enough time to cover all these physicist's work.

The one's I am thinking of taking of please tell me if I shouldn't...
Archimedes, Planck, Faraday or Maxwell or is it possible to combine them?Hawking?

Please some feedback!!!

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Dead Boss
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May9-12, 05:21 AM
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I would mention Aristotle and Galileo. They are often used to describe the evolution of physics (and science in general) and for a good reason.
harrylin
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May9-12, 06:04 AM
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Yes you should add Galileo, and you can leave out Hawking. I would not know one that we are sure to be famous two centuries from now.

charmedbeauty
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May9-12, 06:38 AM
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Contribution to physics- who should be included?


Quote Quote by harrylin View Post
Yes you should add Galileo, and you can leave out Hawking. I would not know one that we are sure to be famous two centuries from now.
Good point!

Definitely Galileo, completely forgot about him. Thanks...

anyone else I could take out??
Jimmy Snyder
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May9-12, 06:42 AM
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The history of physics.

Newton: Even though you can tell if you are speeding up, you can't tell how fast you are going.
Maxwell: Yes you can.
Einstein: No you can't. You can't even tell if you are speeding up.
Heisenberg: Either you don't know where you are or you don't know where you're going.

Physics in a nutshell: The more you know about physics, the less you know about the world you live in.
Infinitum
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May9-12, 07:05 AM
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Quote Quote by Jimmy Snyder View Post
The history of physics.

Newton: Even though you can tell if you are speeding up, you can't tell how fast you are going.
Maxwell: Yes you can.
Einstein: No you can't. You can't even tell if you are speeding up.
Heisenberg: Either you don't know where you are or you don't know where you're going.

Physics in a nutshell: The more you know about physics, the less you know about the world you live in.
This is a gem!

charmedbeauty
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May9-12, 08:32 AM
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Quote Quote by Jimmy Snyder View Post
The history of physics.

Newton: Even though you can tell if you are speeding up, you can't tell how fast you are going.
Maxwell: Yes you can.
Einstein: No you can't. You can't even tell if you are speeding up.
Heisenberg: Either you don't know where you are or you don't know where you're going.

Physics in a nutshell: The more you know about physics, the less you know about the world you live in.
Hahaha this pretty much sums it up!!


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