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Physicists

Famous physicists and their achievements 20 Questions.

 
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1

Who coined the terms "black hole" and "it from bit"?

  • John Wheeler
  • Albert Einstein
  • Fred Hoyle

2

Who is most famous for arguing with Albert Einstein on the validity of quantum theory?

  • Enrico Fermi
  • Richard Feynman
  • Niels Bohr

3

Who was in fierce dispute with Fred Hoyle over the beginning of the universe?

  • James Chadwick
  • George Gamow
  • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

4

Match the physicist to their discovered/theorised particle(s)

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Left

  • antimatter
  • neutron
  • electron
  • nucleus

Right

  • Ernest Rutherford
  • James Chadwick
  • J. J. Thompson
  • Paul Dirac

5

Where did Albert Einstein work after graduating from univerity?

  • Berne Patent Office
  • Berlin Patent Office
  • university of Zurich

6

Who's black hole information theory went against Stephen Hawking's black hole radiation theory?

  • Martin Rees
  • Rodger Penrose
  • Leonard Suskind

7

Who wrote the popular science best seller "Six Easy Pieces"?

  • Michio Kaku
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Richard Feynman

8

Put these physicist in order of birth from oldest to youngest

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  • Albert Einstein
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Isaac Newton
  • James Clerk Maxwell

9

Which physicist did NOT attend the 5th Solvey conference?

  • Louis de Broglie
  • Erwin Schrodinger
  • Edwin Hubble

10

Match the Physicist to his area of study

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Left

  • Stephen Hawking
  • Wilhelm Rontgen
  • Arno Penzias
  • Johannes Kepler

Right

  • Cosmic Microwave Background
  • Planetary motion
  • x-rays
  • black holes

11

Who discovered the attractive force between two uncharged plates due to quantum vacuum fluctuations?

  • Hendrick Casimir
  • Hugh Everert III
  • Robert Hooke

12

One of these men did not receive a nobel prize for their electroweak theory. Which one was it?

  • Sheldon Glashow
  • Abdus Salam
  • Peter Higgs

13

List these physicists in the date order they won their nobel prize, from oldest to youngest.

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  • Pierre Curie
  • Richard Feynman
  • Niels Bohr
  • Albert Einstein

14

Who proposed the uncertainty principle?

  • Werner Heisenberg
  • Enrico Fermi
  • Hans Bethe

15

Which physicist here hasn't won a nobel prize in physics?

  • James Chadwick
  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Marie Curie

16

Who is one of the founders of M-theory?

  • Stephen Hawking
  • Carl Sagan
  • Edward Witten

17

Which scientist was part of the Manhattan Project?

  • Karl Schwarzchild
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Harlow Shipley

18

The theory of the inflationary universe was proposed by who?

  • Alan Guth
  • Max Planck
  • Ludwig Boltzmann

19

Who is the only physicist to be offered the job of president of a country?

  • Isaac Newton
  • Albert Einstein
  • Benjamin Franklin

20

Match up the physicist to his equation

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Left

  • Albert Einstein
  • Louis de Broglie
  • Isaac Newton
  • Johannes Kepler

Right

  • orbital period squared is proportional to orbital radius cubed
  • energy=work function+max kinetic energy
  • wavelegth=planck's constant/momentum
  • force is proportional to rate of change of momentum

 

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