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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
66.4%
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
42.4%
At age twenty-seven he was appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.Isaac Newton
39.2%
His tombstone bears the inscription S = k log WLudwig Boltzmann
35.6%
While at Los Alomos, he assumed the pseudonym Nicholas Baker for security reasons.Niels Bohr
27.6%
His Ph.D. thesis entitled 'Quantum Mechanics' was the first in history awarded for topics in quantum mechanics.Paul Dirac
23.2%
His son Erwin was found guilty of complicity in the 1944 plot to kill Hitler and was executed in February 1945.Max Planck
22.4%
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
18.4%
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
15.2%
She volunteered as an X-ray nurse in the Austrian army during World War I.Lise Meitner
14.8%
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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
13.6%
In the fall of 1929 he commenced concurrent appointments as assistant professor in Berkeley and at Caltech.Robert Oppenheimer
12%
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
10.8%
In 1871 he became the first Cavendish Professor of Physics; he was the third choice after Thomson and Helmholtz.James Clerk Maxwell
9.2%
Bethe said of him: 'He was a master at achieving results with a minimum of effort and mathematical apparatus.'Enrico Fermi
7.6%
Four of his doctoral students - Bethe, Debye, Heisenberg, and Pauli - went onto win the Nobel Prize in physics.Arnold Sommerfeld
6%
He rejected knighthood and twice declined to become president of the Royal Society.Michael Faraday
6%
Earned his Ph.D. from Yale University, the first Ph.D. in engineering given in the United States.Josiah Willard Gibbs
5.6%
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
3.2%
He was appointed Professor of Astronomy at Trinity College while still an undergraduate student.William Rowan Hamilton
3.2%

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