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Who according to you is the greatest physicist of all times?

  1. Mar 16, 2012 #1
    Who do you think is your favourite physicist and why?

    Mine is Albert Einstein simply because of how different his approach to physics was as conpared to others.
    He relied more on thought experiments to find new results rather than explaining results based on available data.

    (I hope my post is allowed in this section.If not kindly shift)
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  3. Mar 16, 2012 #2
    James Clerk Maxwell! Because I find electromagnetism to be fascinating, it all comes down to personal choice.
  4. Mar 16, 2012 #3


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    Post was moved to GD.

    BTW, take a look at the Related Threads listed at the bottom of this page. This topic has been discussed quite a bit. You might read through some of those other threads for more ideas.... :smile:
  5. Mar 16, 2012 #4


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    This has been done to death, and just recently.
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