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Name your favorite physicist

  1. Nov 7, 2007 #1
    I don't think there been a thread on a use'sr favorite physicist , so I decided to create one.

    For me , Richard feynman because he tried to help both graduate student and the lay public under QED and any other topic on physics. And to me , he comes across as a regular guy you would play poker with instead of a supergenius. I'm not going to doubt that he wasn't a smart man . I'm only saying that did not come across as intimidating to other to laymen and had the a'priori notion that anyone can learn and understand physics. He also , in a subtle manner, criticize academic elitism ; he pointed out that he didn't like clubs or organizations that existed primary for people to talk about how smart they were or how high their IQ was.
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  3. Nov 7, 2007 #2
    Schrodinger all the way!
  4. Nov 7, 2007 #3
    "Favorite"= Feynman. Everybody loves Feynman.
  5. Nov 7, 2007 #4


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    Humanino :!!)
  6. Nov 7, 2007 #5
    Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, of course.

    if not then the ancient Greeks who started studying these things in a more logical manner. ... their assumptions were wrong for the most part, but you gotta hand it to them.
  7. Nov 7, 2007 #6
    Eratosthenes for ingenuity.
    Robert Hooke for discoveries.
    Richard Feynman for cuddliness.
  8. Nov 7, 2007 #7
    >.< lol.
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  11. Nov 7, 2007 #10
    "Doomsday device! Ahh the balls in Farnsworth's court now."

    Assortment of doomsday devices appear.

    "I suppose I could part with one of these and still be feared."

    Best episode ever! >.<
  12. Nov 7, 2007 #11
    He he. I remember that one. The basketball bit was funny.
  13. Nov 7, 2007 #12

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    Not in the past 6 months, maybe.

    Still, Maxwell for me!
  14. Nov 7, 2007 #13
    There are so many great physicists that it is too hard to choose which one is the best. So I asked my mother to help me out. Modesty prevents me from divulging the answer.
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  16. Nov 7, 2007 #15
    Fermi no doubt.
  17. Nov 8, 2007 #16
    clearly Newton
  18. Nov 8, 2007 #17
    Feynman was committed to academic integrity like very few others.
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    'standing on the shoulders of giants' youll find on 2£ coins was a dig at Hooke.
    bit of character, though all boffins seem to be highly eccentric
  20. Nov 8, 2007 #19
    That would be Madame Marie Curie.
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    Since everyone avoided making the generic, trendy answer:


    Mostly because he was a humanitarian, but also because of his unique contributions to science.
  23. Nov 8, 2007 #22
    Feynman because his love of physics is so contagious
  24. Nov 9, 2007 #23
    I suppose I'd pick Max Born... but mostly because I have a biography about him.
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    I asked my wife :approve:

    She said Feynman:cry:
  26. Nov 9, 2007 #25
    No one else favors Schrodinger?

    Fine. Be that way.
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