RENÉ M OETTERLI

RENÉ M OETTERLI

352

**Von Laue**

Discoverer of x-ray

diffraction; portrayed

as a diffraction pattern

337

**Schrödinger**

Father of the Wave Equation; portrayed as .. well .. a wave.

314

**Bohr**

Godfather of early quantum theory. Thought quite a lot about the dual nature of matter (particles on the right and wave on the left).

335

**Crowfoot-Hodgkin**

Pioneer of Protein and Macromolecular x-ray crystallography; portrayed like she used to draw her electron density maps.

350

**Faraday**

Developed the notion of lines of force; portrayed as a grid of little arrows which are aligned along magnetic field lines.

349

**Bunsen**

Overlayed Caesium emission spectrum, one of the elements he discovered with the help of the spectroscopic

techniques they developed.

techniques they developed.

336

**Boltzmann**

Gave Entropy its statistical basis; portrayed with increas- ing disorder from left to right, the general direction of time in scientific graphs.

321

**Dirac**

Master of theoretical physics. The portrait aligns all formulas from his first seminal paper about the electron.

332

**Cantor**

Founder of set theory, tamer of infinity in mathematics, portrayed as repeating units into infinity.

327

**Mandelbrot**

Godfather of fractal geometry. Repeated portraits in the form of the Mandelbrot Set – the most famous fractal

figure he found himself.

figure he found himself.

324

**Curie**

Pioneer on radioactivity, threfore she is radiating on this portrait.

328

**Boole**

His application of binary code was groundbreaking for modern computers; portrayed as black 1s and white 0s on an circuitry-green background.

323

**De Broglie**

First generation quantum mechanic, who found that all matter has wave properties. Therefore his wavy face.

338

**Rutherford**

Father of nuclear physics who developed the atomic orbit model, so his head is orbited by two ball shaped electrons.

326

**Me(yer/ndeleev)**

Main developers of the periodic table; portrayed as abstracted entities (“elements”) of a face, so accounting for all contributors in one portrait.

315

**Heisenberg**

Discoverer of the uncertainty

principle, called “Unschärfe-relation” in the german original, which matches the blurring of the portrait. The “uncertain parameters” are

painted as W, K and H after his initials..

principle, called “Unschärfe-relation” in the german original, which matches the blurring of the portrait. The “uncertain parameters” are

painted as W, K and H after his initials..

334

**Becquerel**

Discoverer of radioactivity during investigations

into phosphorescence. So his portrait is painted

with phosphorescent paint. During daytime the

painting is plain white (*left*), in the dark it starts

painting is plain white (

to glim (*right*).

348

**Born**

The guy who brought meaning into quantum mechanics by squaring it.