Who has been the least recognized, most deserving scientist?
Gokul43201 said:SA, you've given Tomanaga's name to Nambu ! Who did you mean ?
And let me throw in Faraday and Ne'eman.
mathwonk said:the guy or woman who tamed fire? or constructed the wheel? or invented the zipper? or the fork? writing seems useful too. and language.
matt grime said:have any of you heard of Adam Hart Davis? He isn't a famous scientist, or one desrving of fame but cruelly overlooked. No. He (and Fred Dibnah) are advocates of the engineers and scientists we often forget. There are many cases of misapplied fame: Florence Nightingale over MAry Seacroft. Stephenson being wrongly misrepresented as the inventor of steam power (steam engines were powering the mines for yewars before stephenson thanks to James Watt) or Hippocrates over Galen perhaps. Then there is Rosalind Franklin whose name we forget when thinking about DNA.
Cyclovenom said:Marconi over Tesla with respect to the radio.
reasonmclucus said:I don't have time to look up the names right now, but the woman who discovered the structure of DNA first and the 19th Century Englishman who designed the first computer, but couldn't raise the funds to build one.
TOKAMAK said:Are you saying Marconi was given credit for inventing radio when Tesla should have been given credit, or vice versa?
Cyclovenom said:Yes, that's what I'm saying (most importantly Marconi won a Nobel Prize for it!).