A unit of ‘shyness’ called a dirac is named after the famous theoretical physicist and father of quantum physics, Paul Dirac. Known for his succinctness, his colleagues jokingly defined 1 dirac as 1 word per hour.
Mileva Maric, Albert Einstein’s first wife, was one of the first female physicists in the world. There is evidence she contributed greatly to Einstein’s research, including his theory of special relativity. Einstein once said, “She solves for me all my mathematical problems.”
One of the few female physicists on the Manhattan Project moved to Communist China afterwards. She spent the rest of her life as a farmer in a small village outside Beijing.
While bored during his work with the Manhattan Project Richard Feynman would amuse himself by picking the locks of his colleagues confidential file cabinets and placing prank notes, his colleagues believed a spy had infiltrated the project.
Leo Szilard conceived the nuclear chain reaction,the nuclear reactor, and wrote the letter suggesting the Manhattan Project, which Einstein signed. After being diagnosed with bladder cancer, he designed his own radiation therapy which led to a full recovery.
While bored during his work with the Manhattan Project, Richard Feynman would amuse himself by picking the locks of his colleges confidential file cabinets and placing prank notes, his colleges believed a spy had infiltrated the project.
Chadwick (the discoverer of the neutron) was a student of Rutherford (discoverer of the proton) who was the student of Thomson (the discoverer of the electron).