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#4276 2014-07-17 00:07:50

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5245 (Jean-Paul Sartre) and #5246 (Albert Schweitzer) are correct. Remarkable!

#5247. What does the acronym BRICS signify? (As of 2013, the five BRICS countries represent almost 3 billion people with a combined nominal GDP of US$16.039 trillion and an estimated US$4 trillion in combined foreign reserves. As of 2014, the BRICS nations represented 18 percent of the world economy.)

#5248. Name the former Soviet aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space some 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova. She became the first woman to perform a space walk on July 25, 1984. She conducted an EVA outside the Salyut 7 space station for 3 hours 35 minutes during which she cut and welded metals in space along with her colleague Vladimir Dzhanibekov.


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#4277 2014-07-17 00:12:21

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4278 2014-07-17 18:03:45

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Hi bobbym,

Excellent, bobbym (#5247)!

#5249. Name the (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. After the race to the South Pole ended in December 1911 with Roald Amundsen's conquest, he turned his attention to what he said was the one remaining great object of Antarctic journeying: the crossing of the continent from sea to sea, via the pole. To this end he made preparations for what became the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914–17. Disaster struck this expedition when its ship, Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and was slowly crushed before the shore parties could be landed.

#5250. Name the  Soviet/Russian novelist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is known for writing about life and fate of Don Cossacks during Russian revolution, Civil War and collectivization, primarily the famous And Quiet Flows the Don.


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#4279 2014-07-17 19:38:43

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4280 2014-07-18 00:30:18

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#5251. Name one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded by critics as amongst the finest lyric poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as his political and social views, he did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. He was perhaps best known for such classic poems as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, Music, When Soft Voices Die, The Cloud and The Masque of Anarchy.

#5252. Name the Russian professional tennis player who as of July 7, 2014 is ranked world No. 6 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is the top Russian player. A United States resident since 1994, she has won 32 WTA singles titles, including five Grand Slam singles titles. She has also won the year-end WTA Tour Championships in 2004. The WTA has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, and last held the ranking for the fifth time for four weeks from June 11, 2012 to July 8, 2012.


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#4281 2014-07-24 23:33:04

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4282 2014-07-25 12:04:01

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The Answers #5251 and #5252 are correct. Marvelous!

#5253. Name the German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. He made many contributions to theoretical physics, but his fame rests primarily on his role as originator of the quantum theory. This theory revolutionized human understanding of atomic and subatomic processes, just as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity revolutionized the understanding of space and time.

#5254. Name the  German physicist, and Physics Nobel Prize laureate who in 1919, won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his "discovery of the Doppler effect in canal rays and the splitting of spectral lines in electric fields".


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#4283 2014-07-25 19:29:27

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4284 2014-07-26 01:22:30

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5253 and #5254 are Max Planck and Johannes Stark.

The Answer #5253 is correct. Good work, bobbym!

#5255. Name the English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1933 with Erwin Schrödinger, "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory". He also did work that forms the basis of modern attempts to reconcile general relativity with quantum mechanics.

#5256. Name the American physicist who is best known for his discovery of the positron in 1932, an achievement for which he received the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics, and of the muon in 1936.


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#4285 2014-07-26 01:25:24

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4286 2014-07-26 14:46:39

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The Answers : #5255 - Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac and #5256 - Carl David Anderson.

The Answer #5255 is correct, bobbym! Brilliant!

#5257. Name the pioneering American nuclear scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron. He is also known for his work on uranium-isotope separation for the Manhattan Project.

#5258. Name the American physicist who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures. He also wrote extensively on the scientific method and on other aspects of the philosophy of science. In 1905, he began investigating the properties of matter under high pressure. A machinery malfunction led him to modify his pressure apparatus; the result was a new device enabling him to create pressures eventually exceeding 100,000 kgf/cm² (10 GPa; 100,000 atmospheres).


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#4287 2014-07-26 19:34:32

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4288 2014-07-27 01:49:08

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The Answers : #5257 - Ernest Lawrence and #5258 - Percy Williams Bridgman.

The Answer #5257 is correct. Excellent, bobbym!

#5259. Name the American physicist and inventor; along with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, he co-invented the transistor, for which all three were awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics.

#5260. Name the  Soviet physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics; his accomplishments include the independent co-discovery of the density matrix method in quantum mechanics (alongside John von Neumann), the quantum mechanical theory of diamagnetism, the theory of superfluidity, the theory of second-order phase transitions. He received the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his development of a mathematical theory of superfluidity that accounts for the properties of liquid helium II at a temperature below 2.17 K (−270.98°C).


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#4289 2014-07-27 01:54:11

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4290 2014-07-28 00:09:10

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The Answers #5259 (William Shockley) and #5260 (Lev Landau) are correct. Splendid!

#5261. Name the American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. He introduced, independently of George Zweig, the quark - constituents of all hadrons - having first identified the SU(3) flavor symmetry of hadrons. This symmetry is now understood to underlie the light quarks, extending isospin to include strangeness, a quantum number which he also discovered.

#5262. Name the Hungarian electrical engineer and physicist, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics. Following the rapid development of lasers and a wide variety of holographic applications (e.g., art, information storage, and the recognition of patterns), he achieved acknowledged success and worldwide attention during his lifetime.


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#4291 2014-07-28 03:33:44

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4292 2014-07-29 00:32:54

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The Answers : #5261 - Murray Gell-Mann and #5262 - Dennis Gabor.

The Answer #5261 is perfect. Excellent, bobbym!

#5263. Name the American economist and joint winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with John Hicks in 1972. To date, he is the youngest person to have received this award, at 51. In economics, he is a figure in post-World War II neo-classical economic theory. Many of his former graduate students have gone on to win the Nobel Memorial Prize themselves. His most significant works are his contributions to social choice theory and his work on general equilibrium analysis.

#5264. Name the  Italian scientist who is most noted for his contributions to molecular theory, including what is known as a law attributed to him. In tribute to him, the number of elementary entities (atoms, molecules, ions or other particles) in 1 mole of a substance, attributed to him, known as a constant. The law 'states that the relationship between the masses of the same volume of different gases (at the same temperature and pressure) corresponds to the relationship between their respective molecular weights. Hence, the relative molecular mass of a gas can be calculated from the mass of sample of known volume.'


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#4293 2014-07-29 02:12:33

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4294 2014-07-29 05:54:00

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#4295 2014-07-30 00:13:32

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Hi bobbym and anonimnystefy,

The Answer #5263 : Kenneth Arrow.

The Answer #5264 : Amedeo Avogadro.

The Answer #5264 is correct. Excellent, bobbym and anonimnystefy!

#5265. Name the  British chemist best known for his groundbreaking work on ascorbic acid (vitamin C) while working at the University of Birmingham. He received the 1937 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his investigations on carbohydrates and vitamin C". The prize was shared with Swiss chemist Paul Karrer for his work on other vitamins.

#5266. Name the  Austrian-German biochemist and Nobel laureate; his areas of study included: investigations of theoretical problems of organic chemistry (stereochemistry of aliphatic and aromatic compounds; syntheses of polyenes and cumulenes; constitution and colour; the acidity of hydrocarbons), as well as extensive fields in biochemistry (carotenoids; flavins; vitamins and enzymes). Specifically, he carried out important work on vitamin B2 and the antidermatitis vitamin B6. He was awarded the Nobel Prize (Chemistry) in 1938.


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#4296 2014-07-30 00:34:03

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4297 2014-07-30 12:40:36

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Norman Haworth (#5265) and Richard Kuhn (#5266).

#5267. Name the American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists of the 20th century. He was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. For his scientific work, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. In 1962, for his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This makes him the only person to be awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes. He is one of only four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize (the others being Marie Curie, John Bardeen, and Frederick Sanger). He is also one of only two people to be awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields, the other being Marie Curie.

#5268. Name the American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1975 for his part in determining the asymmetrical shapes of certain atomic nuclei. In 1975, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion and particle motion in atomic nuclei and the development of the theory of the structure of the atomic nucleus based on this connection".


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#4298 2014-07-30 13:26:34

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4299 2014-07-31 00:05:44

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer : #5267 - Linus Pauling.

The Answer : #5268 - James Rainwater.

The Answer #5267 is correct, bobbym! Excellent!

#5269. Name the English philosopher and Franciscan friar (c. 1214 – 1294) who placed considerable emphasis on the study of nature through empirical methods. He is sometimes credited (mainly since the nineteenth century) as one of the earliest European advocates of the modern scientific method inspired by Aristotle and later Arabic scholars such as the Muslim scientist Alhazen.

#5270. Name the Scottish physician, chemist and botanist who is most famous for the isolation of nitrogen in 1772. discovered nitrogen by the isolation of the particle in 1772. When Joseph Black was studying the properties of carbon dioxide, he found that a candle would not burn in it. He kept a mouse in a space with a confined quality of air until it died. Then, he burned a candle in the remaining air until it went out. Afterwards, he burned phosphorus in that, until it would not burn. Then the air was passed through a carbon dioxide absorbing solution. The remaining oxygen did not support combustion, and a mouse could not live in it.


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#4300 2014-07-31 02:26:58

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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