Just thought it'd be fun to see which people are regarded as the most intelligent and most important contributers to quantum physics?
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.
Yes, but, "Fermi function" is almost a household term nowadays! :)What statistical distribution? Fermi-Dirac?
Yeah, but the sea is filled with Fermions, as is the sky above the Dirac sea!Dirac has a video codec named after him, as well as a sea.
I believe that's right.(The linux distribution is tied to the accelerator, right?)
This is probably the second person at least mentionning this fact in this same discussion. No time to read even 19 other messages ?
Toss up between Planck, Dirac, Einstein (well sort of ) 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.