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Andre-Marie Ampere
André-Marie Ampère
the first scientist to "measure electricity"

Edward Victor Appleton
Edward Victor Appleton
Nobel Prize winner

Antoine-Henri Becquerel
Antoine-Henri Becquerel
discoverer of radiation

Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle
developer of the law which describes the relationship between the volume of a gas and its pressure

Pavel Cherenkov
Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov
Nobel Prize winner

Michael Faraday
Michael Faraday
discoverer of electromagnetic induction

Joseph Fraunhofer
Joseph Fraunhofer
maker of some of the most perfect optical lenses and prisms ever made

Otto von Guericke
Otto von Guericke
the man who proved that vacuums exist

Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke
one of the most versatile scientists of his day

Irene Joliot-Curie
Irène Joliot-Curie
co-discoverer of neutrons and nuclear fission

Gabriel Jonas Lippmann
Gabriel Jonas Lippmann

Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton
"discoverer" of gravity, etc.

J. Robert Oppenheimer
J. Robert Oppenheimer
the "father of the atomic bomb"

Denis Papin
Denis Papin
inventor of pressure cookers and autoclaves

Baron Rayleigh
Baron Rayleigh
winner of the 1904 Nobel Prize for Physics

Leonard Reiffel
Leonard Reiffel
physicist, inventor of the Telestrator

Wilhelm Konrad Rontgen
Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen
discoverer of x-rays

Ernest Rutherford
Ernest Rutherford
coiner of the terms alpha ray, beta ray, half-life, and proton

Andrei Dmitriyevich Sakharov
Andrei Dmitriyevich Sakharov
co-developer of the Soviet Union's first hydrogen bomb

Emilio Segre
Emilio Gino Segrè

Edward Teller
Edward Teller
co-developer of the United States's first atomic and hydrogen bombs

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