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  1. Feb 5, 2016 #1
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  3. Feb 5, 2016 #2

    Samy_A

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    6 ...
     
  4. Feb 5, 2016 #3
    If I hadn't made the quiz I think I could have gotten 3 :biggrin:
     
  5. Feb 5, 2016 #4
    4... And I guessed all of them... ehh...
     
  6. Feb 5, 2016 #5

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    7 - however, I guessed a lot and Oppenheimer made me angry for I didn't chose him because it was TOO obvious
     
  7. Feb 5, 2016 #6

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    Some I'd never heard before. But there were two that I have read many times in books or articles and still got wrong.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2016 #7

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    1 correct answer (Newton) was due to a linked Feynman lecture here on PF I completely enjoyed 3 days ago :smile:
    (I belong to those people to whom it's easier to remember the unimportant stuff.)
     
  9. Feb 5, 2016 #8
    7. Some were guesses but a few I missed by not going with my first reaction.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2016 #9
    I managed an 8. I always liked the historical side of things. Teaching and including historical anecdotes helps a lot.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2016 #10

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    10.

    I guessed #10 had to be Curie. I didn't think theorists would talk about "a scientist in his laboratory"!
     
  12. Feb 5, 2016 #11
    10 is pretty good.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2016 #12

    martinbn

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    10

    I got 1, 3, 7 and 8 wrong
     
  14. Feb 6, 2016 #13
    6. Only knew 2,4 and 7 though. Guessed everything else.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2016 #14

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    Six of one (half-dozen of the other).
     
  16. Feb 6, 2016 #15
    Sorry, didn't get that.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2016 #16

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    Inadvertent copy of your post (previous).
     
  18. Feb 6, 2016 #17
    Right. Haha
     
  19. Feb 6, 2016 #18
    7, all by "educated" guessing.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2016 #19
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    I like #5 which I didn't know before and I erroneously attributed it to Richard Feynman.
    I would have expected such a statement just from him :-)
     
  21. Feb 6, 2016 #20

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    7, with a lot of guessing. I was only sure of 2.
     
  22. Feb 6, 2016 #21
    4. I've heard most of them before. Bad luck in my 50/50 guesses.
     
  23. Feb 6, 2016 #22

    phinds

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    I got 10 of them, which amazed me since I was guessing on all but a couple
     
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  25. Feb 8, 2016 #24

    epenguin

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    9/12

    4 I acutally knew. Quite pleased with better than random results for the rest.

    Mostly based on having some idea of many of their personalities.

    1 wrong. It didn't sound like anything a serious scientist would say, so I put down Cabeus, the only one I have never heard of.

    6 wrong, but it was half and half getting between Bohr and Azimov

    7 right. Guessed Hawking, based on banality of thought and expression

    10 right. Clearly said by an experimental scientist

    11 right. Dirac had that sort of philistine purism and was essentially autistic; maths was beautiful to him, but not music because it had too many unnecessary or arbitrary twiddly bits; the unliteralness of poetic meaning he probably would have been uncomfortable with.

    12 wrong. I put Bardeen of whom I know little. I thought a bit about Feynman, but decided it was a tad too banal for him, and not quite what he would have said, but he did also play to the crowd bit.
     
  26. Feb 9, 2016 #25

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    4..(Newton, Einstein, Openheimer and Feynman). Knew first 3(Openheimer was obvious:wink:) and guessed Feynman.
     
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