Because of the near universal approval the last thread received I thought I'd revive it.
ITT: We post Jews that have changed the world for the better
Produced the mathematical setting for Quantum Field Theory. Quantum Field Theory is currently the most accurate description of reality humans has ever conceived of, most of our modern technology uses it in some form.
Developed Special Relativity - helped enable modern quantum field theory.
Developed General Relativity - making it possible for satellites to stay in orbit and high precision astronomy. With the addition of higher precision space missions.
(please don't post that retarded infographic on him and make me debunk it again)
Considered by many physicists to be the smartest man alive. His contributions to modern physics and mathematics are numerous and far reaching. Many believe that his unification of string theory may lead to the Theory of Everything.
Considered one of the greatest physicists of all time he nearly single-handedly developed Quantum Electrodynamics allowing for all modern technology to exist. Helped found the formalisation of the Standard Model of particle physics. He was also a lady killer.
Julius Robert Oppenheimer
Described as the father of the atomic bomb - became death. Without his efforts it is unlikely that America would have developed the atomic bomb and secured the victory for the allies during WWII.
Helped develop the foundations of quantum mechanics. All modern chemistry uses his work.
The main figure in developing Quantum chromodynamics, this enabled modern nuclear power plants. A better mathematical grasp of his work will provide huge future applications.
Pioneered condensed matter physics setting the groundwork for modern chemistry, fuel technology, biophysics and nuclear energy
Heralded as the most prolific mathematician of the 20th century he traveled the world with very few belongings solving discrete mathematics problems. His solutions are used widely in network theory and cryptography - allowing for secure and efficient computer systems.
Fritz Haber is an interesting case.
His work with fixing nitrogen (that is, making cheap and efficient fertilizers) is currently feeding about half of the world, and making food cheaper for the other half.
The other side of the coin is that he also pioneered chemical warfare. Weaponizing chlorine (for use by the Germans in WWI) was probably his most notable accomplishment in this field.
Interestingly enough, he once held a leadership position at the German company that would later (after he was long since gone) develop the notorious Zyklon B.
The first man to give the concept of infinity a rigorous treatment. Few have achieved his level of influence in mathematics, the impact of his work on infinity has been felt ever since it was published.
Heralded as one of/if not the smartest mathematician alive today. Proved a conjecture unsolvable by mathematicians for nearly a century, winning a $1,000,000 for his achievement. He rejected the the prize money.
Developed the duality between symmetry and conservation - a concept central to all modern physics to this day. Also helped developed the modern formalization of many algebraic concepts.
John von Neumann
He had a huge influence on nearly all fields of mathematics, economics, engineering, fluid dynamics and quantum mechanics. Along with Turing he set the groundwork for modern computers. I encourage you to look him up, his contributions to modern society are huge. Also was a bad ass socialite.
Discovered human blood groups, making blood transfusions possible.
Sir Ernst Boris Chain
Discovered penicillin mankind's first effective drug against serious diseases.
Discovered the structure of atoms allowing for modern chemistry.
One of the founders of modern differential geometry and tensor calculus - this allowed Einstein to correctly describe the laws of spacetime.
Described as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century ... possibly of all of it.". Father of the Chicago school and champion of free market economics
Influential science promoter, humanist and all round good guy.
Made great contributions to logic, philosophy and the study of language
Theodore von Kármán
Responsible for key advances in jet propulsion, helped found and directed the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Considered by many to be the greatest aerodynamic theoretician of the twentieth century.
One of the main founders of the concept of AI. Gave considerable developments in terms of functional programming, AI and influenced the style of modern programmers.
Nobel prize winner in chemistry and co-pioneered the understanding of recombinant DNA. Recombinant DNA technology are found in every western pharmacy, doctor's or veterinarian's office, medical testing laboratory, and biological research laboratory.
Describe as a founding father of computer science as a seperate discipline. Developed the modern compiler.
Made large contributions to algorithmic theory enabling hard computations to be performed far faster.
A glimmer of pure masculine vitality in the cesspool of Hollywood. Author of the .44 Magnum speech from Dirty Harry, the Indianapolis speech from Jaws, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning", and director of Conan the Barbarian and Red Dawn. A lifelong member of the NRA, he at times demanded payment for rewrites in guns. One of the great underrated geniuses of New Hollywood.
"I’m not a reactionary — I’m just a right-wing extremist so far beyond the Christian Identity people like that and stuff, that they can’t even imagine."
Nobel Prize winner in medicine, discovered over twenty antibiotics including streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis
Co-founded category theory, which many say is the most advanced and abstract field of mathematics. Category theories implications run through the heart of all mathematics and computational theory and many believe that it will enable physicists to concisely describe a theory of everything.
Software freedom activist and computer programmer and the pioneer of the GNU project
Made important contributions to astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics and solid-state physics
Arno Allan Penzias
Discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation which is the main evidence for the big bang theory.
He is one of the founders of modern bacteriology and microbiology. Some of his classification systems have survived 100+ years.
Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter
Along with Brian Schmidt. they provided the main evidence that the universe is expanding.
Gregory Goodwin Pincus
Co-invented the birth control pill, allowing billions of men to rawdog their wives.
Considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today. He has made huge contributions to many areas of particle physics, standard model and quantum gravity.
Albert A. Michelson
First man to accurately measure the speed of light. It's constant speed sparked special relativity and is seen as the first result in modern theoretical physics.
Sheldon Lee Glashow
Made large contributions to the Standard Model of particle physics, this model is most accurate theory of reality humans have every created.
Oh boy, the anti-vaccers have arrived...
Recreated several areas of modern mathematics. It's hard to describe his contributions unless you have a degree in mathematics, so you'll have to take my word that this guy is an alien in disguise. His work will have far reaching applications throughout the 21st century, particularly in the construction of the theory of everything.
Has an 11" penis, has banged about 10,000 women and ejaculated more times than you can count. Proved that the human back can resemble a hedgehog.
Paved the way for the enlightenment. One of the founders of rationalism and heavily influenced modern thought.
Perhaps the most successful stage composer of the nineteenth century. Helped develop grand opera.
You mean those claims that turned out to be complete and utter horseshit? Those claims?
>Despite much noise being made by the small, yet incredibly vocal, anti-vaccine community, there is no evidence of fraud on the part of the CDC, nor is there convincing evidence of any cover-up. Brian S. Hooker’s study contains a number of flaws leading to a spurious, and biologically implausible, conclusion. In fact, the quality of the study is such that the journal that published it withdrew it pending further investigation, citing serious concerns about the validity and potential conflicts of interest.
Made huge contributions to medicine. Founded immunization theory, which is the theoretical grounding for vaccines. His role as founding figure of modern medicine cannot be overstated, I encourage you to look him up.
One of the most influential founders of classical economics - the first modern scientific approach to economics.
Along with Enrico Fermi developed the nuclear reactor, initiated the Manhattan project which allowed the allies to secure the win in WWII, conceptualized the particle accelerator.
The father of sociology and the principal architect of modern social science.
Formulated the concept of vitamins.
Hugely influential in modern anthropology, described as the "Father of American Anthropology"
Pioneer of sound theory, recording and storage. Invented the Gramophone record.
The founding father of psychoanalysis, hugely influential in all schools of thought within psychology.
Jews founded sociology and psychology....
He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. Described as "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history."
Russian pianist, composer, conductor and founder of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory
Marshall Warren Nirenberg
Discovered how DNA's role in protein synthesis, allowing for modern medicine
Made giant contributions to the understanding of the structure of anti-bodies, allowing for modern medicine
Gertrude B. Elion
Made huge advances in drug treatment.
Described by many as the "father of modern linguistics".
The first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. Civil rights pioneer.
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, USN
The father of nuclear propulsion for warships and submarines.
Influential and popular magician.
Hugely influential writer. Described as "A literary innovator and pioneer of Modernist literature, Stein’s work broke with the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of 19th-century."
Founder of the field public relations and made various contributions to sociology.
Emilio G. Segrè
Co-discovered the anti-proton and made various other contributions to chemistry.
George de Hevesy
Developed the method of tracers which is the foundational principle in radiochemistry. This allowed for a huge variety of advancements in biology.
Rudolph A. Marcus
Developed Marcus theory which allowed for accurate predictions of electron transfer in certain reactions. This made it able it possible to describe the important processes in biology and chemistry, including photosynthesis and corrosion. His theory is applied to make solar panels.
Played a leading role in developing Density functional theory. This theory is playing a larger and larger role in modern chemistry.
Sorry /pol/, I've gotta go out to see some friends. If any of you are in chemistry, engineering, ecomonics or physics I'm sure you can keep the thread going while I'm away?