+Ingrid Zaulich yeah discrimination (for whatever reasons) is robbing us of tons of talents; we will never know how many potential curies were sewing and cleaning ( not that these are bad things ) at the same time;
There was one woman !!! And of the famoust ones ... Marie-Curie ... two Nobel prieces .. Of course it is not yet the parity ... but the most brlliant begining possible .. no ?!. (She is between Planck and Lorentz)
Is sad that in the current generation is no parallel to the pure geniuses in that picture, and even more sad it that in that time they were heroes for ppl, in this generation the "heroes" are bieber and company....
While they were having a meeting, Nikola Tesla was working on wireless energy transfer while trying to survive attacks coming from that bastard they call Edison! (not sure if this is historicly correct :D )
It's funny to see how Einstein's position in photo changed during all Solvay conferences. At the first one he was in the last row standing and through all conferences, at last, in this one, he's in the first row in the middle :)
To the guy who said "QUOTE"In those days woman were not genius . WELL speaking of woman don't you have a mother. well I'm sure yo know when talking of one u talk of all. woman didn't become genius over night my friend. they were just uncomfortable or to shy to be all they are today because of the negative response they got. kept them behind. if only they spoke out then. wow what a place this world would be.
+Naeem Ali - Women genius was embodied and represented by Madam Curie. True that she was out numbered but that is more a sign of the stupidity of men to exclude women from "the club" rather than a lack of genius among women!
Nikola Tesla! is a very, very great man. I can not believe how many people in North America dont know who Nicola Tesla is. every body in the world should know who he is. he should be one subject you learn in school, and in all levels of any kind of school.
+Vito Calia : Judging by your profile photo you're an absolute moron without a bit of sense in any respect, book-smart or street smart. Why you would need to try to insult some of the greatest minds of the 20th century is beyond me. If your definition of "street smarts" is looking like a tool on Google+ then I guess you're an expert, but in the mean-time, sod off and take your misplaced capitals with you.
Wow, 17 nobel prizes were there according the +Wikipedia :
"Perhaps the most famous conference was the October 1927 Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, where the world's most notable physicists met to discuss the newly formulated quantum theory. The leading figures were Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, remarked "God does not play dice". Bohr replied, "Einstein, stop telling God what to do". (See Bohr–Einstein debates.) 17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners, including Marie Curie, who alone among them, had won Nobel Prizes in two separate scientific disciplines."
Every time I read someone saying the name Tesla i realize how approximate, superficial and misinformed is the modern "internet culture" based on "conspiracy theories" and total ignorance about how science works. Dear conspiracy theorists, try to read also something about the men in this picture if you can. You will learn a lot.
The reason Tesla wasn't here was quite simple; he was primarily an engineer, not a scientist, this being a science conference. I'm guessing many of the people making a big deal of Tesla are just trying to hide the fact they have no idea who any of these people are (maybe except Einstein, or Curie, if they weren't sleeping during middle school science). :p
This is the picture of greatest physicists ever without Fermi and Feynman (who was too young at that time :)). The picture is not really complete without the great mathematical minds of that time like Hilbert, von Neumann and Godel who helped a lot to shape the physics of 20th century.
No blacks...hmmm I know they were around...what were they thinking building and doing...PRINCE HALL...not that color has to be the issue here, I'm simply looking at this from the side of those not in attendance and wondering what would or could have been had they been allowed to openly participate? I'm just thinking...judging from where we as a people are now as opposed to could have been...it's like we spent more time on technology than human relations; but you have to have technology to relate so there is the issue of shoulds woulds and coulds...I am thankful for where we are and are heading as a people though :-) OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA GO !!!!!!!!
The world would benefit greatly if the super minds met every year instead of the super rich. Super minds meeting regularly would benefit us more, then the yearly meetings of the super rich which has brought the world greater chaos. Great photo!