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Famous scientist break-ups (and possible reasons why)

  1. Oct 27, 2007 #1


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    Do you people know of any other cases?

    - James Watson and Francis Crick (for a while)
    - Chen Ning Yang and Tsung Dao Lee
    - Werner Heisenberg and Neils Bohr (due to Heisenberg staying in Germany)
    - Edward Teller and "everyone"
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  3. Oct 27, 2007 #2
    Robert Hooke and Issac Newton
  4. Oct 27, 2007 #3


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    Simfishy, since your thread title suggests it, can you enlighten us on "possible reasons why" for those you listed?
  5. Oct 27, 2007 #4


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    Oh, I just wanted people to add in more pairs (along with the reasons why, if they have any, just for some possible insight)

    Like, I don't know why Chen Ning Yang and Tsung Dao Lee broke up (it was said in Chien Shiung Wu's bio that they attended her retirement party - and went to the opposite sides of the room, still not forgiving each other for something).
  6. Oct 28, 2007 #5
    Edison and Tesla

    ---(Edison supposedly didn't fulfill his promises to Tesla---Edison was a profiteer, like Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, etc. of his day---Edison also liked stealing other people's ideas and patenting them for himself--that's one reason he had so many)
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