Greatest physicist of all time?

Who was the greatest physicist?


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cyrusabdollahi said:
Plus im biased because I loved the play Copenhagen.
I saw the version they made for television and was quite hypnotized by it. An excellent piece of theater.
 
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fourier jr said:
...he's one of the greatest because he saw all the connections that nobody else did.
Aether said:
For example? And for each example, please cite an experiment that proves the point (e.g., unproven/unprovable, coordinate-system dependent, etc. conjectures don't count).
I can't hear you!

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. -- Albert Einstein
 
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Still no vote for Rutherford and Plank! :uhh:
 
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arildno
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You can bicker all you want, but Archimedes still rules!
 
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arildno said:
You can bicker all you want, but Archimedes still rules!
Aristotle wasn't a physicist, he was a meta-physicist!:biggrin:

Actually it was one of his students, Straton, who first called himself Physicist (ho Physikos). Straton is one of the figures in the prehistory of conservation of momentum.
 
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Lisa!
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Since you studied fluid mechanics, you know him better than us! Anyway I think he was a cool physicist.
 
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Lisa! said:
Since you studied fluid mechanics, you know him better than us! Anyway I think he was a cool physicist.
Don't mess about his circles, though; he tends to get rather irate, with dire consequences..
 

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