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Professor Raymond Tallis
physician, philosopher and writer
Every invention is simply a locus in a syncytium of innovations...
Dr Alan H Tallmeister
consultant anaesthetist
I consider the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) the single greatest innovation in my field not only because of its great utility, but because of its simplicity
Dr M Ray Thomasson
former chief geologist, Shell Oil
Understanding plate tectonics starting with Alfred Wagner in 1912 (continental drift concept), which was confirmed by the deep sea drilling program starting in the 1960s and continuing today.
Frank J Tipler
professor of mathematical physics, Tulane University
The discovery of the standard model of particle physics (which explains all phenomena not including gravity) and the discovery of a mathematically consistent theory of quantum gravity by Feynman and Weinberg.
James Trefil
Clarence J Robinson professor of physics, George Mason University.
The development of the calculus by Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz
Dr Roderich Tumulka
researcher in physics at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
David Bohm's explanation of quantum mechanics in 1952
Professor Vlatko Vedral
Centenary professor of quantum information, Leeds University
S=k logW is the greatest discovery in physics. It has all the hallmarks of a great physical law: it is aesthetically beautiful, conceptually profound and surprisingly simple
Vernor Vinge
science fiction writer
I consider the computer to be the greatest physical innovation in my field - in any field for that matter, and for all human time