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Your favourite quantum phycisists and why?

  1. Apr 22, 2008 #1
    Just thought it'd be fun to see which people are regarded as the most intelligent and most important contributers to quantum physics?
     
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  3. Apr 23, 2008 #2

    Demystifier

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    For technical and formal aspects, Dirac.
    For interpretational aspects, Bell and Bohm.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2008 #3

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    P. A. M. Dirac for interpretation as well.
    Bohm no. Bell just for one small aspect.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2008 #4
    Feynman
     
  6. Apr 23, 2008 #5
    Myself....

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    just for the record, it might be the Googolplexth discussion on that pointless topic.
     
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  7. Apr 23, 2008 #6
    mine is Jessica Biel

    marlon
     
  8. Apr 23, 2008 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    Yeah, I'll go with humanino. He was also the first person to use "Googolplexth" in a sentence.
     
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  9. Apr 23, 2008 #8
    I'll go with pam, I'll go with P.A.M. Dirac. He has an equation. Do you?
     
  10. Apr 23, 2008 #9

    EL

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    I'll go with Emanuel Derman.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2008 #10

    lisab

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    An equation and a notation, no less.

    Learning Bell's inequality blew my little mind, way back when. I haven't been the same since.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2008 #11

    George Jones

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    I also go with Dirac.

    And a monopole, and statistics, and another equation (non-quantum), and ...
     
  13. Apr 23, 2008 #12

    robphy

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    ..., constrained dynamics, "delta function", antiparticles, ...
     
  14. Apr 23, 2008 #13

    Gokul43201

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    Fermi. He has an accelerator, a paradox, a problem, a hole, a heap, a statistical distribution, a particle, a Golden Rule, an energy level and a Linux distribution named after him.
     
  15. Apr 23, 2008 #14
    Witten?
     
  16. Apr 23, 2008 #15

    pam

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    The ? is most appropriate.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2008 #16

    pam

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    and a femtometer.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2008 #17

    robphy

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    What statistical distribution? Fermi-Dirac?
    Dirac has a video codec named after him, as well as a sea.
    (The linux distribution is tied to the accelerator, right?)
     
  19. Apr 25, 2008 #18
    Epicurus predicted quantum indeterminism over 2000 years ago (De Rerum Natura 2.216-293).

    :biggrin:
     
  20. Apr 25, 2008 #19
    Toss up between Planck, Dirac, Einstein (well sort of :wink:) Smolin, Born, Kaku and Feynman. With honourable mentions to Pauli, Heisenberg and Schrödinger of course and in no particular order I can think of.

    I wish I could find that photo of the great meeting of minds on QM, because frankly my favourites are all there, but I can't remember all the players off the top of my head.
     
  21. Apr 25, 2008 #20
    This is probably the 10th thread asking the same damn question...........it gets old.
     
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