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Who do you think has contributed the most towards science- Since Albert E.


Hawking?
 

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arildno
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The chemists who developed various plastics.
This has totally revolutionized our ways of living, with innumerable easy-to-afford products.
 
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Ahhh, that's true.

Good thinking. that never even crossed my mind.
 
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arildno said:
The chemists who developed various plastics.
This has totally revolutionized our ways of living, with innumerable easy-to-afford products.
And massive pollution and land fills :grumpy:
 
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Definitely not Hawking - he didn't do that much and most of what he did was minor extensions of GR. I'd probably pick one of the scientists responsible for quantum mechanics - Planck, Heisenberg, Bohr, Dirac, etc. I don't know enough about the history to know who had the most influence, but QM is the theory most responsible for the technological advances of the second half of the 20th century.
 
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Science teachers.
 
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russ_watters said:
Definitely not Hawking - he didn't do that much and most of what he did was minor extensions of GR. I'd probably pick one of the scientists responsible for quantum mechanics - Planck, Heisenberg, Bohr, Dirac, etc. I don't know enough about the history to know who had the most influence, but QM is the theory most responsible for the technological advances of the second half of the 20th century.
Please come up with evidence that TV was developed explicitly on basis of QM.
Or, if that doesn't work:
How about references to how QM is explicitly used in making lenses to, say, the Hubble telescope?
 
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wolram said:
And massive pollution and land fills :grumpy:
Do you want to take this outside?

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Science teachers.
Hell yes! But I would say John Bardeen, Walter Houser Brattain, and William Bradford Shockley, who were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1956. They invented the solid state transistor, the vital component in all computers today.
 

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