Cropper 30

In genius studies, Cropper 30 refers to the thirty greatest physicists, from Galileo to Stephen Hawking, according to American physical-quantum chemist William Cropper (2001).

Overview
In 2001, William Cropper, in his Great Physicists: the Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking, devoted a chapter to each of the following physicists, grouped according to nine categories, names ordered chronologically: [1]

MechanicsThermodynamicsElectromagnitismStatistical mechanicsRelativity






1. Galileo Galilei1. Sadi Carnot1. Michael Faraday1. Ludwig Boltzmann1. Albert Einstein
2. Isaac Newton2. Robert Mayer2. James Maxwell



3. James Joule




4. Hermann Helmholtz




5. William Thomson




6. Rudolf Clausius




7. Willard Gibbs









Quantum mechanicsNuclear physicsParticle physicsAstrophysics







1. Max Planck1. Marie Curie1. Paul Dirac1. Edwin Hubble

2. Niels Bohr2. Ernest Rutherford2. Richard Feynman2. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

3. Wolfgang Pauli3. Lise Meitner3. Murray Gell-Mann3. Stephen Hawking

4. Werner Heisenberg4. Enrico Fermi



5. Louis de Broglie




6. Erwin Schrodinger





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References
1. Cropper, William H. (2001). Great Physicists: the Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking. Oxford University Press.

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