# 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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 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
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Level 68
Aug 29, 2019
First take?
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Level 68
Aug 29, 2019
free 5 points i guess xd
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
Just wait untill others take it, woosh away are your points ;)
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Level 75
Aug 29, 2019
Foucault's Prison/Panopticon
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Level 84
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 60
Jan 19, 2020
thanks wikipedia
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Level 84
Aug 29, 2019
The theorizer was Fermat, not Fermet.
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Level ∞
Aug 30, 2019
Fixed
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Level 72
Aug 30, 2019
Rorschach has an extra c
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Level ∞
Aug 30, 2019
Fixed
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Level 82
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
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Level 82
Sep 3, 2019
No, but my last name is Kuipers.
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Level 80
Aug 30, 2019
great quiz
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Level 80
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 79
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 77
Sep 2, 2019
Instantly tried "Mobius Chair." Too many comic books for me.
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Level 61
Sep 6, 2019
Tried Haber Bosch Process as that's how I learned it.
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Level 74
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 67
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 63
Jan 20, 2020
Yes, Planck time, Planck units, etc.
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Level 83
Jan 19, 2020
My favorite ubiquitous phenomenon, the Fibonacci sequence.
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Level 77
Jan 21, 2020
You're nuts if you think people would first guess equation for the Schrodinger clue.
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Level 67
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
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Level 73
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 56
Oct 22, 2019
Higgs is also a field
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Level 40
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 73
Jan 19, 2020
Sigh.. I tried 'Bosom' for Higgs instead of Boson... (thinking that that was correct)
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Level 57
Jan 19, 2020
same
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Level 63
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 48
Jan 19, 2020
Is it possible to add "Ribbon" for Möbius ?
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Level 82
Jan 19, 2020
I suggest to also add loop, band, and maybe ring.
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Level 66
Jan 19, 2020
Considering Boson is also named after someone (Bose) kind of weird it is on the list
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2020
Isn't it the Higgs Boson particle?
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Level 82
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 66
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 21
Mar 21, 2020
Could you add 'loop' to the list of correct answers for Mobius?
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Level 30
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 59
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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