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Did Richard Feynman ever meet Stephen Hawking or comment on Hawking radiation?

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What equation is Stephen Hawking most noted for?

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Are there any records that show how Hilbert came to "invent" or "discover" Hilbert spaces?

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Is there any history into the methodology that Balmer used for the spectral line formula?

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What inspired Nicholson to break water into hydrogen and oxygen with electricity?

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What work did Hideki Yukawa do during the Second World War?

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Did Hugh David Politzer work independently for his contribution to asymptotic freedom?

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During the development of QFT was this theory actually used to build any invention like the MRI?

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From a historical perspective why is beta decay associated with an anti neutrino instead of a neutrino?

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Did the Soviet Union have their own discoveries in the development of semiconductors and the semiconductor industry?

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What motivated Green to develop his theorem in order to calculate work for a non conservative vector field?

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Is it thought that Maxwell used Green's Theorem to derive his equations?

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Was the telegraph system of 1859 powered by AC or DC and how extensive was it?

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Are there any records of the history for the development of speculum alloy?

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Where did Fermi get the U235 for the first nuclear pile?

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Did James Clerk Maxwell derive the permittivity of free space from his "Maxwell's" equations or was the parameter already known by him?

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Did Sommerfeld derive or measure the fine structure constant the first time he introduced it?

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Did Ludwig Boltzmann read Albert Einstein's publication published on Brownian motion one year before Boltzmann passed away?

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Did the recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics for the electroweak theory work independently of each other?

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How did J.J. Thomson learn that what he discovered was different than an atom or a molecule?

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What did Westinghouse use for power to drive Tesla's generators during the 1892 World's Fair

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What is the history of why electrical circuit diagrams list positive as the direction of electron flow?

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How or where did the Wright brothers develop the expertise to formulate quadratic equations to design their first propeller?

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Was there any discourse between Dirac and Einstein that was recorded in print or noted?

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In what sense did J.J. Thompson split the atom?

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What is the history of how a neutron moderator is chosen in nuclear chain reactions?

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Who first invented the programmable digital computer?

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Are there any descriptions of the reluctance motor invented by W.H. Taylor in the 1800's?

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How was the direction of current flow determined in the first battery or the first voltmeter?

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How were the ions produced in Lawrence's 1932 cyclotron?