50 Photos - Dec 29, 2007
Photo: Albert Einstein, 5 Israeli Lirot (1968). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Erwin Schrödinger, 1000 Austrian Schilling (1983). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Niels Bohr, 500 Danish Kroner. This note is still legal currency and is still in print.Photo: Marie Curie, 20000 old Polish Zloty (1989). his note is now obsolete.Photo: Marie and Pierre Curie, 500 French Francs (1998). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Leonhard Euler, 10 Swiss Francs. Leonhard Euler was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1707 and spent most of his life in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was trained by Johann Bernoulli and was unequivocally the most prolific mathematician of all time. He made critical contributions to virtually every existing field of mathematics and science (and established several new fields). This note is still legal currency although it has been out of print for some time.Photo: Lord Ernest Rutherford, 100 New Zealand Dollars. This note is still legal currency and is still in print.Photo: Carl Friedrich Gauss, 10 Deutsch Marks (1991). Carl Friedrich Gauss was born in Germany in 1777. Many enthusiasts of mathematical history would place him with Euler and Newton as one of the three best mathematicians of all time. Compared to Euler, Gauss published relatively little during his lifetime; however, virtually everything he did was extremely impactful (his motto was 'pauca sed matura,' which means 'few but ripe'). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Christian Huygens, 25 Dutch Guilder (1955). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Hans Christian Ørsted, 100 Danish Kroner (1936). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Galileo Galilei, 2000 Itialian Lire (1973). Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 in Pisa, Italy. His scientific work had enormous impact on the future of science. Galileo was the first to adequately describe inertia, the linear superposition of velocities, scale, and gravitational acceleration. His writings on the Copernican model of the planets transformed opion so quickly that he met trouble from the Church, which supported the epicycles of Ptolemy. He remained convicted of heresy until 1992. This note is now obsolete.Photo: Nicolaus Copernicus, 1000 old Polish Zloty (1982). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Nicolaus Copernicus, 1000 old Polish Zloty (1965). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Kristian Birkeland, 200 Norwegian Kroner (1994). This note is still legal currency.Photo: Benjamin Franklin, 100 United States Dollars (1985). This note is still legal currency and is still in print.Photo: Jurij Vega, 50 Slovenian Tolars (1992). This note is still legal currency and is still in print (?).Photo: Alessandro Volta, 10000 Italian Lire (1984). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Ruggero Boscovich, 5 Croatian Dinar (1991). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Ruggero Boscovich, 10 Croatian Dinar (1991). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Ruggero Boscovich, 1 Croatian Dinar (1991). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Ruggero Boscovich, 100000 Croatian October Dinar (1993). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Ruggero Boscovich, 50000 Croatian October Dinar (1993). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Nikola Tesla, 10000000000 Yugoslavian Dinar (1993). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Guglielmo Marconi, 2000 Italian Lire (1990). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Nikola Tesla, 100 Yugoslavian Dinar (1994). This note is now obsolete (?).Photo: Democritus of Abdera, 100 Greek Drachma (1967). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Nikola Tesla, 5000000 Yugoslavian Dinar (1993). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Nikola Tesla, 100 Serbian Dinar (2003). This note is still legal currency and is still in print.Photo: Nikola Tesla, 5 Yugoslavian Dinar (1994). This note is now obsolete (?).Photo: Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, 5000 Polish Zloty (1982). This note is now obsolete. Chopin was not a physicist or mathematician, but a great composer.Photo: Oswaldo Cruz, 50 Brazilian Cruzados (1986-8?). This note is now obsolete. Cruz was not a physicist or mathematician, but a medical doctor and a father of sanitation.Photo: Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet), 10 French Francs (1964). This note is now obsolete. Voltaire was not a physicist or a mathematiciation, but a great author and satirist, a french philosophe.Photo: Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, 500000000000 Yugoslavian Dinar (1993). This note is now obsolete. Zmaj was not a physicist or mathematician, but a children's poet.Photo: Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier, 50 French Francs (1947) . This note is now obsolete.Photo: Ole Rømer, 50 Danish Kroner (1936). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Michael Faraday, 20 British Pounds (1993). This note is still legal currency although it is out of print.Photo: Sir Isaac Newton, 1 British Pound. Sir Isaac Newton, born in 1643 in England, is responsible single greatest advancement in the history of mathematical physics. His Principia virtually created physics: science jumped from alchemy to Newtonian mechanics and dynamics. He also made critical contributions to many fields of mathematics (esp. the calculus). This note is still legal currency although it has been out of print for some time. (For collectors: notice, on the reverse, that this note's serial number begins with the word 'coin').Photo: George Stephenson, 5 British Pounds (1990) . This note is out of print, and has been taken out of circulation.Photo: Charles Darwin, 10 British Pounds (2005). This note is still legal currency and is still in print.Photo: Adam Smith, 50 Britsh Pounds, Clydesdale Bank, (2003). This note is still legal currency and is of the most recent printing.Photo: Atomium, 20 Belgian Francs (1964). This note is now obsolete. Atomium is of course not a person, it is the structure of iron crystals (body-centered cubic).Photo: Janez Vajkard Valvasor, 20 Slovenian Tolarjev (1992). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Pedro Nunes, 100 Portuguese Escudos (1957). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Total Solar Eclipse, 2000 Romanian Lei (1999). This note is now obsolete. This note commemorates the total solar eclipse visible over Romania in 1999. On the back is a map of Romania with the eclipse path.Photo: US Space Shuttle, 5 British Pounds, Northern Bank (1999). This note is out of print, and is being taken out of circulation.Photo: Ozone Depletion, 100 Antarctican Dollars (2001). This note is now obsolete. Okay, it's not 'real' currency in the sense that Antarctica does not have a bank; it was a fund raiser. See the print on the left-hand side of the banknote under the 100.Photo: Satellite, 2 Indian Rupees (1983). This note is now obsolete. The satellite is not identified.Photo: Abu Nasr al-Farabi, 1 Kazakhstani Tenge (1993). This note is still legal currency and is still in print (?).Photo: Abu Ali al-Hasan Ibn al-Haitham, 10 Iraqi Dinar (1982). This note is now obsolete.Photo: Abu Ali al-Hasan Ibn al-Haitham, 10000 Iraqi Dinar (2005). This note is still legal currency and is still in print.