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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Wallace Clement Sabine

1868-1919
USA
Physics

founded the science of architectural acoustics
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Paul Ehrenfest

1880-1933
Austria
Physics

applied quantum mechanics to rotating bodies; helped develop the modern statistical theory of nonequilibrium thermodynamics
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Walther Meissner

1882-1974
Germany
Physics

co-discovered the ``Meissner effect'', whereby a superconductor expells a magnetic field
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Hermann Weyl

1885-1955
Germany
Physics

attempted to incorporate electromagnetism into general relativity; evolved the concept of continuous groups using matrix representations and applied group theory to quantum mechanics
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Arthur Jeffrey Dempster

1886-1950
Canada
Physics

discovered the isotope uranium-235
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Robert Watson-Watt

1892-1973
United Kingdom
Physics

developed radar
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Satyendra Bose

1894-1974
India
Physics

worked out statistical method of handling bosons (a group of particles named in his honor)
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Vladimir A. Fock

1898-1974
Russia
Physics

made fundamental contributions to quantum theory; invented the Hartree-Fock approximation method and the notion of Fock space
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Leo Szilard

1898-1964
Hungary
Physics

first suggested possibility of a nuclear chain reaction
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Pierre Auger

1899-1993
France
Physics

discovered the Auger effect whereby an electron is ejected from an atom without the emission of an x-ray or gamma-ray photon as the result of the de-excitation of an excited electron within the atom; discovered cosmic-ray air showers

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