How many scientists can you get on one picture?

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  1. bertus

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    Hello,

    I came accross this on the wiki:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solvay_Conference
    On the 5th conference in october 1927, many scientists came together and are shown on this picture:

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    English: 1927 Solvay Conference on Quantum Mechanics. Photograph by Benjamin Couprie, Institut International de Physique Solvay, Brussels, Belgium.
    From back to front and from left to right :

    Auguste Piccard, Émile Henriot, Paul Ehrenfest, Édouard Herzen, Théophile de Donder, Erwin Schrödinger, Jules-Émile Verschaffelt, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Ralph Howard Fowler,Léon Brillouin,

    Peter Debye, Martin Knudsen, William Lawrence Bragg, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, Paul Dirac, Arthur Compton, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Niels Bohr,

    Irving Langmuir, Max Planck, Marie Skłodowska Curie, Hendrik Lorentz, Albert Einstein, Paul Langevin, Charles-Eugène Guye, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Owen Willans Richardson

    Bertus
     
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  2. DickCappels

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    Sadly, there is only one whom I can identify on site.
     
  3. Brownout

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    Bet I can guess which one :)
     
  4. OBW0549

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    I recognized Einstein, Bohr and Heisenberg. I should have recognized Curie, but I wasn't thinking.

    I didn't recognize Lorentz either, unfortunately because he figures prominently in my favorite relativity limerick:

    There once was a young man from Fisk
    Whose stroke was exceedingly brisk;
    So fast was his action
    That the Lorentz Contraction
    Foreshortened his rod to a disk.


    (MODS: feel free to remove the above if it's too risque...)
     
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  5. joeyd999

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    This photo, to me, represents a golden age of scientific thought and industrial progress. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
     
  6. GopherT

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    Irving Langmuir is a hero of mine - a multidisciplinary wizard.
    Inventor of improvements to make light bulbs to vacuum tubes and Nobel prize winner in chemistry (surface chemistry), inventor of plasma welding, valence theory, on and on.

    I know just about all in the photo as I taught history of science and engineering for two years. Most are associated with defining the atom and elementary particles.
     
  7. tracecom

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    Nah! I watched Breaking Bad; that's not him.
     
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  8. Lestraveled

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    I'm not certain if it is Heisenberg. :D
     
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  9. ScottWang

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    The famous one.
     
  10. ErnieM

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    I got 11 then finally the 12th but by name only: I never thought I would ever see Captain Piccard with a near full head of hair!
     
  11. Brownout

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    Science has not fallen. Anti-science has risen.
     
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  12. joeyd999

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    Agreed! Healthy skepticism has been replaced with political consensus and ideological attachment to preordained outcomes bordering on religious fanaticism.
     
  13. Kermit2

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    will this be on the test?

    because #shutup
     
  14. Brownout

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    That's why when it comes to skepticism, I listen to what trained scientists have to say, not bloggers, politicians or pundits.
     
  15. tracecom

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    Does every thread in off-topic lead to the same old debate?
     
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  16. tindel

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    I would argue that many pictures have been taken of large groups of scientists. Maybe not as notable scientist... not by today's standards... but perhaps tomorrow's.
     
  17. Brownout

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    As far as I can tell, there are only 4 ways a thread gets resolved here:

    1) The anti-science hijack

    2) The anti-government hijack

    3) The anti-education hijack

    or... .drumroll please....

    4) The "Look at what a badass I am 'cause I own all these guns" hijack.
     
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  18. Brownout

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    I only just now got that.
     
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  19. tracecom

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    Don't forget the anti-God hijack.
     
  20. ErnieM

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    In sort of a real life Cheryl's Birthday I didn't get it until you said you got it.
     
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