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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Edward P. Ney

1920-1996
USA
Physics, Astronomy

contributions to cosmic ray research, atmospheric physics, heliophysics, and infrared astronomy
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James Franck

1882-1964
Germany
Physics

experimentally confirmed that atomic energy states are quantized
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Marian Smoluchowski

1872-1917
Poland
Physics

Pioneering statistical physics Smoluchowski equation Einstein-Smoluchowski relation Smoluchowski coagulation equation
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Henri Poincare

1854-1912
France
Physics, Geodesy

founded qualitative dynamics; created topology; contributed to solution of the three-body problem; first described many properties of deterministic chaos;
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George Gabriel Stokes

1819-1903
Ireland
Physics, Mathematics, Geodesy

Stokes' law Stokes' theorem Stokes line Stokes number Stokes relations Stokes shift Navier–Stokes equations
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James Prescott Joule

1818-1889
United Kingdom
Physics

discovered mechanical equivalent of heat
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Jabir Ibn Hayyan

722-804
Iran
Chemistry

father of Arab chemistry. He systematized a “quantitative” analysis of substances and was the inspiration for Geber, a Latin alchemist who developed an important corpuscular theory of matter
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Luca Pacioli

1445-1517
Italy
Mathematics

Father of accounting
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Heinrich Hertz

1857-1894
Germany
Physics

worked on electromagnetic phenomena; discovered radio waves and the photoelectric effect
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Martin L. Perl

1927-
USA
Physics

discovered the tau lepton

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