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Who was the first woman to complete the physics and mathematics program in Zürich?

The first woman to complete the course of study in department VI A, mathematics and physics, was Mary Ann Elizabeth Stephansen of Bergen, Norway 4. The diploma in mathematics (specifically, Fachlehrer ...
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Was Martin Packard of Varian Associates related to David Packard of Hewlett-Packard?

One source, with a negative answer: The HP Phenomenon: Innovation And Business Transformation, by Charles House and Raymond Price, claims of Martin Packard, "no relation to Dave" (p. 123). ...
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What are some physicists that wrote literary works?

Edited from Wikipedia: Leo Szilard (February 11, 1898 to May 30, 1964) was a Hungarian-German-American physicist and inventor. He conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a ...
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What are some physicists that wrote literary works?

Sir J. C. Bose was an Indian polymath specializing in Physics. He was also a writer and composed one of the first works in Bengali science fiction. From Wikipedia: In 1896, Bose wrote Niruddesher ...
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Did any "classical era" physicist foresee that a theory such as Quantum Mechanics is logically inescapable?

The following is far from "foreseeing" a "logical inescapability" of quantum mechanics, but I think it's quite interesting. Bernhard Riemann (not a physicist) is generally credited ...
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Who were some physicists with musical background?

Sir James Jeans. He entertained house guests with informal concerts on two pianos (Jeans and his wife). I would especially recommend his book: 'Science and Music'. Might be for free on the internet ...
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What are some physicists that wrote literary works?

SF, doubtless to no one's surprise, is littered with them: Greg Benford: Dozens of SF novels and awards; PhD physics; Prof at UC Irving Poul Anderson: Major SF writer from 1950-2000; BS in Physics ...
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What are some physicists that wrote literary works?

Tony Rothman is a retired physicist and author. The first book he wrote is a science fiction novel, The World is Round, which I think is a truly great sci-fi novels. Some of the dialogue and the way ...
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What are some physicists that wrote literary works?

Paolo Giordano is an Italian writer and physicist. His first and most famous novel is La solitudine dei numeri primi (The solitude of prime numbers), published in 2008. The novel has sold over a ...
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What are some physicists that wrote literary works?

Would you consider popular science book as literary work? While I would demarcate the two genres, what I like about the following instance is that the author beautifully explains modern physics ...
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Who were some physicists with musical background?

Johannes Kepler. I figured he'd be an honorable mention since music made a significant impact on his theories. Kepler was lightly trained in music but he never thought of himself as skilled in ...
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