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His 1919 divorce settlement stipulated that if he were to win a Nobel Prize, the prize money would be given to his ex-wife.Albert Einstein
In 1911 allegations in the French press claimed that this famous experimentalist, widowed, was engaged in an affair with the physicist Paul Langevin, married.Marie Curie
At age twenty-seven he was appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.Isaac Newton
His tombstone bears the inscription S = k log WLudwig Boltzmann
While at Los Alomos, he assumed the pseudonym Nicholas Baker for security reasons.Niels Bohr
His Ph.D. thesis entitled 'Quantum Mechanics' was the first in history awarded for topics in quantum mechanics.Paul Dirac
His son Erwin was found guilty of complicity in the 1944 plot to kill Hitler and was executed in February 1945.Max Planck
He spent 1940-1956 at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies; early in this period he lived in a house with his wife Anny, his mistress Hilde, and his daughter Ruth.Erwin Schrödinger
On the island of Helgoland, where he had gone to recover from a severe attack of hay fever, this 23 year-old lecturer coneived the ideas that would win him the Nobel Prize.Werner Heisenberg
She volunteered as an X-ray nurse in the Austrian army during World War I.Lise Meitner
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''[His] history score was in the bottom fifth, his literature score in the bottom sixth; and 93 percent of those who took the test had given better answers about the fine arts.''Richard Feynman
In the fall of 1929 he commenced concurrent appointments as assistant professor in Berkeley and at Caltech.Robert Oppenheimer
Joseph Larmor, Lord Rayleigh, and J.J. Thomson were among those attending the funeral services in Westminster Abbey, where he was interred next to Newton, Hershel, and Darwin.Lord Kelvin
In 1871 he became the first Cavendish Professor of Physics; he was the third choice after Thomson and Helmholtz.James Clerk Maxwell
Bethe said of him: 'He was a master at achieving results with a minimum of effort and mathematical apparatus.'Enrico Fermi
Four of his doctoral students - Bethe, Debye, Heisenberg, and Pauli - went onto win the Nobel Prize in physics.Arnold Sommerfeld
He rejected knighthood and twice declined to become president of the Royal Society.Michael Faraday
Earned his Ph.D. from Yale University, the first Ph.D. in engineering given in the United States.Josiah Willard Gibbs
Prior to becoming professor of physics at the University of Berlin, this remarkable scientist held positions in physiology at Heidelburg, Bonn, and Königsberg.Hermann von Helmholtz
He was appointed Professor of Astronomy at Trinity College while still an undergraduate student.William Rowan Hamilton

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