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What scientists and mathematicians were afraid to publish their findings?

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Who discovered the famous combinatorial intepretation of Eulerian numbers?

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Has a stereotypical "mad scientist" ever made a significant discovery?

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Who is or was Stephen Barr, author of Experiments in Topology?

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Historical examples of "pseudoscience" becoming "science"

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Has physics ever given a physical significance to a mathematically abstract idea?

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Technical papers or monographs without a single mathematical equation

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Any notable large proof that took a long time before anyone checked it?

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What is the origin of the $\hbar$ symbol?

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Did the plum pudding model of the atom make any successful predictions?

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de Broglie's conception of the electron

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Who are some scientists that were convicted for non-war non-political crimes?

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Zahler, Sussman, and Kolata Controversy of 1977

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In Geiger-Marsden experiments how was charge of alpha particle and charge of gold atom found?

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Origin of the name "Loschmidt echo" in quantum chaos studies

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How did Schrödinger do quantum mechanics with wave functions?

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Dirac’s debt to Hamilton

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Views of stellar energy before fusion

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Who were some mathematicians who have had a musical background?

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Onsager on phase transitions

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What's the history of the use of crude oil for transportation before the Industrial Revolution?