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Things Named For People #3 - Science

Fill the blanks in these things from science and math that are named after people.
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Last updated: August 30, 2019
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Eponym
Venn Diagram
Coriolis Effect
St. Elmo's Fire
Avogadro's Number
Rorschach Test
Fermat's Last Theorem
Möbius Strip
Eponym
Halley's Comet
Petri Dish
Bunsen Burner
Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Krebs Cycle
Higgs Boson
Asperger Syndrome
Eponym
Erlenmeyer Flask
Geiger Counter
Haber Process
Kuiper Belt
Oort Cloud
Richter Scale
Foucault's Pendulum
53 Comments
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Level 71
Aug 29, 2019
First take?
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Level 71
Aug 29, 2019
free 5 points i guess xd
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2019
Just wait untill others take it, woosh away are your points ;)
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2019
Foucault's Prison/Panopticon
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Level 89
Aug 30, 2019
The panopticon described in Discipline and Punish was first proposed by Jeremy Bentham - not something that can be exclusively associated with Foucault.

That said, I was surprised he had nothing to do with the pendulum!

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Level 58
Jan 19, 2020
thanks wikipedia
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Level 86
Aug 30, 2019
Tried Bosun. Have now learned the correct way to spell it. And I always love it when Kuiper belt comes up because that's my name!
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Level ∞
Aug 30, 2019
Your name is Kuiper Belt?
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Level 86
Sep 3, 2019
No, but my last name is Kuipers.
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Level 79
Aug 30, 2019
great quiz
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Level 85
Aug 30, 2019
Nice quiz! Learned that what I had always known as the Haber-Bosch process is also sometimes called just the Haber process.
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Level 58
Dec 8, 2022
Fritz Haber was the chemist who discovered the chemistry, whereas Karl Bosch was the engineer who scaled it up
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Level 84
Aug 31, 2019
Gah, kept trying Erlenmeyer "beaker" and was so confused it wasn't working....been too long since I was in a science lab I guess!
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Level 87
Sep 2, 2019
Instantly tried "Mobius Chair." Too many comic books for me.
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Level 58
Sep 6, 2019
Tried Haber Bosch Process as that's how I learned it.
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Level 80
Sep 12, 2019
Suggestions: Henry's Law, Schrodinger Equation, Occam's Razor, Fermi's Golden Rule, Archimedes's Principle, Fenton's Reagent, Young's Modulus
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2019
People like to name things after people, especially discovery (in the animal world) and things in physics. The one I expected was Planck's constant. Somehow ever since highschool that term occasionally pops into my head haha.
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Level 75
Jan 20, 2020
Planck has several terms named after him though so it wouldn't be clear which one was being asked for
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Level 70
Jan 20, 2020
Yes, Planck time, Planck units, etc.
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Level 83
Oct 12, 2021
This is very common in human anatomy, but the new trend is to do away with these names and replace them with something more descriptive. Fallopian tube, Eustachian tube, Langerhans cell, Islet of Langerhans, Meissner's corpuscle, Ruffini corpuscle, Pacinian Corpuscle, Kupffer cells, Bowman's capsule are some examples off the top of my head
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Level 89
Jan 19, 2020
My favorite ubiquitous phenomenon, the Fibonacci sequence.
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Level 84
Jan 21, 2020
You're nuts if you think people would first guess equation for the Schrodinger clue.
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Level 86
Oct 15, 2021
Well... They would and they wouldn't.
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2019
Only at foucault I thought, hmm this quiz is rather sciency.. d'oh! I did well though, only missed 4 (fermat, heisenberg, krebs and haber) and of those only the heisenberg uncertainty principle I knew. The other 3 are new to me (atleast their englsih names, maybe I knw the theorem, cycle and process itself, but just not the name or under a different name)

Did much better here than on the usa one, think only got about 5 there haha.

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Level 82
Oct 21, 2019
what about the Krebby Patty?
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Level 79
Jan 19, 2020
Krabby :)
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2020
There aren't any clues above for "Krabs" though.
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Level 55
Oct 22, 2019
Higgs is also a field
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Level 45
Dec 6, 2019
I resent the fact that you did not recognize the accomplishments of Walther Muller in the Geiger-Muller counter
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Level 79
Jan 19, 2020
Sigh.. I tried 'Bosom' for Higgs instead of Boson... (thinking that that was correct)
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Level 64
Jan 19, 2020
same
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Level 79
Jan 19, 2023
Did that again...
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Level 83
Mar 13, 2024
It was actually his wife who was famous for that.
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2020
Fun one! Still facepalming myself for forgetting the Richter scale and Mobius strip. The least known i got right was the Heisenberg uncertainty one...
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Level 60
Jan 19, 2020
Is it possible to add "Ribbon" for Möbius ?
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Level 86
Jan 19, 2020
I suggest to also add loop, band, and maybe ring.
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Level 59
May 31, 2022
That are exactly the ones I tried as translations of the names I know...
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Level 72
Jan 19, 2020
Considering Boson is also named after someone (Bose) kind of weird it is on the list
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Level 72
Jan 19, 2020
Isn't it the Higgs Boson particle?
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Level 86
Jan 20, 2020
That would be redundant. A particle is either a boson (integer spin) or a fermion (half-integer spin).
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Level 65
Jan 20, 2020
Tried Rorschach mask... didn't work :D
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Level 67
Jan 21, 2020
Really wanted it to be Fermat's Last Stand. You don't get enough good sieges in the sciences these days.
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Level 62
May 31, 2022
Ha ha; perhaps he could have used his geometry knowledge to fire some accurate ballistic weapons.
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Level 20
Mar 21, 2020
Could you add 'loop' to the list of correct answers for Mobius?
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Level 32
Aug 14, 2020
@Quizmaster

Higgs Boson - Peter Higgs & Satyendra Nath Bose.

Boson is named after an Indian physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose.

That question can have an answer as "Higgs field"

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Level 61
Apr 3, 2021
Surprised not many people know about the Haber process to make ammonia, everyone has to learn about it in GCSE chemistry...
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Level 76
Feb 4, 2022
everyone in the uk taking gcse chemistry who did the course since that was added to the syllabus, and remembered it to use on a jetpunk quiz...

but i'm still surprised more people didn't get it given that it underpins how we sustain earth's population at its current level

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Level 58
May 31, 2022
Exactly what I was thinking, it seemed like a more obvious one to me but clearly not I guess
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Level 35
May 31, 2022
can you add thwaites conjecture
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Level 56
Jun 1, 2022
I ready about Foucault's Pendulum but more in the sociology or history of science class, not actual science. Something similar can be said Rorschach Test, which is far from anything someone can call "science". Suggest cut & replace those 2.
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Level 50
Jun 2, 2022
today I learned I don't know how to spell syndrome...maybe add 'syndrom' for us dummies out there?
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2024
I tried 'toast' for the Avogadro question.
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Level 65
Apr 26, 2024
Asperger's syndrome is interestingly no longer a diagnosis. It was removed from the DSM-5 in 2013 and the ICD-11 in 2021(?) and placed under Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Partially this was because there were not enough distinct differences between those diagnosed with Autism and those with Asperger's and the cuttoff line between them was too blurry.

Some argue the change was also in part because Hans Asperger's belonged to the Nazi party and many of those diagnosed with the condition did not want that association, but it's unlikely that that was the motivating factor behind the change.