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Thread: Choice of scientist's face on new 50 note

  1. #91
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    Feb 2003
    Depew, NY
    Hertha Ayrton, practical math and engineering skills plus the study of electrical lighting arcs.

  2. #92
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    Jul 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Radiation_Specialist View Post
    Ok BBC they show Hawking and Lovelace as the leading candidates. I can't imagine how they can pretend their contributions to science is worth equal merit.
    I don't see anyone pretending anything. They're not giving out science performance bonuses - this has always been much more about society than it is about science. The faces on our banknotes are always about society.

    Grant Hutchison

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