Anecdotes: Inventors & Scientists

Interesting, amusing, or biographical incidents about inventors, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and scientists.
Marie Curie

An American newspaperman tracked the Curies...

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Thomas Alva Edison

Edison was asked to sign a guest book that had...

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Albert Einstein

Einstein and an assistant, having finished a...

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Sir William Herschel

As news of Herschel’s discoveries became...

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Robert Andrews Millikan

Millikan’s wife was passing through the hall...

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Isaac Newton

Newton owned a pet dog named Diamond, which...

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J. Robert Oppenheimer

Physicist James Franck was professor of G...

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Leo Szilard

On one occasion, Szilard was discussing with...

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William Thomson, Lord Kelvin

Kelvin worked out an improved method for...

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Harry Wheatcroft

Wheatcroft was known for his flamboyant dress...

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The Wright Brothers

Weary of explaining the principles of their...

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