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20th Century Science
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Published: December 26, 2008
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<H3>The History Of 20th Century Science</H3>
This famous image depicts most of the influential scientists of the first half of the 20th century. It is, essentially, the history of 20th century science in a picture.

The image was taken during the
Solvay Conference in Brussels Belgian in 1927. Of the 29 people depicted, 17 won Nobel prizes (at least once).

It was during this conference that the following, oft-quoted exchange took place:
Einstein: "God does not play dice."
Bohr: "Einstein, stop telling God what to do."

Persons in the photograph (left to right):

Back row: A. Piccard, E. Henriot, P. Ehrenfest, Ed. Herzen, Th. De Donder, E. Schrödinger, E. Verschaffelt, W. Pauli, W. Heisenberg, R.H. Fowler, L. Brillouin,

Middle row: P. Debye, M. Knudsen, W.L. Bragg, H.A. Kramers, P.A.M. Dirac, A.H. Compton, L. de Broglie, M. Born, N. Bohr,

Front row: I. Langmuir, M. Planck, M. Curie, H.A. Lorentz, A. Einstein, P. Langevin, Ch. E. Guye, C.T.R. Wilson, O.W. Richardson

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Public domain This file is in the public domain, because the image, owned by the Institut International de Physique Solvay, was published in Belgium more than 70 years ago.

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Kit-Elliott|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what their collective IQ is...
And its interesting to see how many of them have principles or laws named after them!
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