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Greatest Physicist Ever

  1. Isaac Newton

    27 vote(s)
    44.3%
  2. Albert Einstein

    12 vote(s)
    19.7%
  3. James Clerk Maxwell

    7 vote(s)
    11.5%
  4. Niels Bohr

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  5. Werner Heisenberg

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Galileo Galilei

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  7. Richard Feynman

    6 vote(s)
    9.8%
  8. Paul Dirac

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  9. Erwin Schroedinger

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  10. Ernest Rutherford

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Feb 8, 2007 #1
    :surprised Note: Please See thread "Greatest Physicist Redux.":surprised
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2007
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  3. Feb 8, 2007 #2

    ranger

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    Oh, great! Not another one of these threads.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2007 #3
    I'd go for Archimedes, or Zz, or maybe Emmy Noether :tongue2:

    Oh but the question was settled already in [thread=115107]this thread[/thread] : she's Britney :rofl:
     
  5. Feb 8, 2007 #4
    OMG !
    I did not notice this picture before :
    Solvay
     
  6. Feb 8, 2007 #5
    This is a joke right ?
    http://britneyspears.ac/
     
  7. Feb 8, 2007 #6

    ranger

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    Naw, it looks like semiconductor physics, with just pictures of britney spears. Kind of foolish if you ask me.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2007 #7
    No no, Britney is really a major in SC physics. She just decided to have fun instead of loosing her time in physics lab.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2007 #8
    Hmm, this thread has certainly gone off on quite a tangent. :uhh:

    Interesting how Einstein hasn't gotten any votes so far.

    By the way, I totally forgot about Archimedes! If I could change the poll I would replace Rutherford with him.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  10. Feb 8, 2007 #9
    Uhm... we would still miss Faraday :uhh:
     
  11. Feb 8, 2007 #10
    I always wondered, whether Gell-Mann was more or less important than Landau... never could figure.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2007 #11
    I was just thinking ''why isnt Faraday there" myself.


    Planck and Tesla to name a couple more amiss.
     
  13. Feb 8, 2007 #12

    EL

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    People just want to look sophisticated and not vote for the same guy as all non-physicists would...:wink:
    In my eyes Einstein clearly is the greatest of them!
     
  14. Feb 8, 2007 #13
    Ah, Brian David Josephson wins my heart.
     
  15. Feb 8, 2007 #14
    Let me had another tough choice, just a last one :biggrin:
    Hawking or Penrose ?
     
  16. Feb 8, 2007 #15

    robphy

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    Where is Fermi?
     
  17. Feb 8, 2007 #16

    ZapperZ

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    Where's the only physicist to have won the Nobel Prize in physics twice?

    Even Einstein could not accomplish that!

    Zz.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2007 #17

    ranger

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    These kind of topics are useless and there will always be missing physicist.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2007 #18

    ZapperZ

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    Not only that, the word "greatest" is not only meaningless, it is undefined as far as criteria goes. One might as well pick a favorite color.

    Zz.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2007 #19
    What a lame thread. So creative! :rolleyes:

    We should rank them and then sell it to HS kids like USNEWS and World Report does.
     
  21. Feb 8, 2007 #20
    Not if we start a 10 year project to post every professional Physicist that has ever lived. :tongue2:
     
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