Research Influences

RESEARCH INTERESTS PURSUED ON MY QUEST TO DISCOVER UNDERSTANDING, PERSPECTIVE, REALITY AND RELATIVITY

Order: Date of Birth

  1. Adam & Eve (3760 BCE) First Man, First Woman
  2. Homer (750 BC) Author, Poet
  3. Laozi aka Lao Tzu (601 – 531) Philosopher, Writer
  4. Pythagoras of Samos (570 – 495 BC) Philosopher
  5. Siddhartha Gautama Buddha (563/480 – 483/400 BC) Monk, Teacher, Buddhism
  6. Confucius (551 – 479 BC) Teacher, Editor, Politician, Philosopher
  7. Sun Tzu (544 – 496 BC) Military General, Military Strategist, Writer, Philosopher 
  8. Heraclitus of Ephesus (535 - 475 BC) Philosopher
  9. Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 – 430 BC) Patrician, Statesman, Dictator, Military Leader
  10. Parmenides of Elea (515 – 450 BC) Philosopher
  11. Socrates (470 – 399 BC) Philosopher, First Moral Philosopher
  12. Leucippus (5th Century BC) Philosopher, Theory of Atomism
  13. Democritus (460 – 370 BC) Philosopher, Atomic Theory
  14. Xenophon of Athens (430 – 354 BC) Philosopher, Historian, Soldier, Mercenary
  15. Plato (423 – 348 BC) Philosopher
  16. Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) Philosopher, Scientist
  17. Alexander III of Macedon (356 – 323 BC) King
  18. Xun “Xunzi” Kuang (314 – 217 BC) Philosopher
  19. Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (280 – 203 BC) Statesman, Military General, Dictator, Strategist
  20. Hannibal Barca (247 – 183 BC) Military Leader
  21. Marcus Licinius Crassus (112- 53 BC) Military Leader, Politician, Real Estate, Mining
  22. Gaius Julius Caesar (100 – 44 BC) Politician, Military General, Historian
  23. Gaius Octavius Thurinus “Augustus” (63 BC – 14 AD) Emperor, Military Leader
  24. Jesus (4 BC – 33) Jewish Preacher, Religious Leader
  25. Judas Iscariot (Unknown –   33) Disciple, Betrayed Jesus
  26. Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180) Emperor, Philosopher
  27. Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430) Theologian, Philosopher
  28. Muhammad (570 – 632) Founder of Islam
  29. Khalid ibn al-Walid ibn al-Mughira al-Makhzumi (Unknown – 642) Arab Muslim Commander
  30. Al-Ghazali (1058 – 1111) Philosophers, Theologians, Jurists, Mystic
  31. Genghis “Temüjin” Khan (1162 – 1227) Military Leader, Silk Road, Land
  32. Subutai (1175 – 1248) General, Military Strategist
  33. Mansa Musa I (1280 – 1337) Salt, Gold, Mining, Military Leader
  34. Cosimo di Giovanni de’ Medici (1389 – 1464) Banking, Politician
  35. Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) Universal Genius
  36. Jakob Fugger (1459 – 1525) Banking, Copper, Mining
  37. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 – 1527) Diplomat, Politician, Historian, Philosopher, Writer
  38. Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543) Mathematician, Astronomer
  39. Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642) Astronomer, Physicist, Engineer, Polymath
  40. Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630) German Astronomer, Mathematician, Astrologer
  41. Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1679) Philosopher*
  42. René Descartes (1596 – 1650) Philosopher, Mathematician, Scientist
  43. Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619 – 1683) French Politician
  44. Shivaji Bhonsle (1627 – 1680) Warrior King
  45. Samuel Wolf Oppenheimer (1630 – 1703) Banking, Diplomat
  46. Baruch Spinoza (1632 – 1677) Philosopher
  47. John Locke (1632 – 1704) Philosopher, Physician, Economist*
  48. Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1726) Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Theologian, Philosopher
  49. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 – 1716) Polymath, Philosopher
  50. Simon Wolf Oppenheimer (1665 – 1726) Banking
  51. Jacob Simon Wolf Oppenheimer (Unknown – 1760) Banking
  52. George Berkeley (1685 – 1753) Philosopher
  53. Montesquieu (1689 – 1755) Judge, Intellectual, Political Philosopher
  54. Voltaire – François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1178) Writer, Historian, Philosopher
  55. Leonhard Euler (1707 – 1783) Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Logician, Engineer
  56. David Hume (1711 – 1776) Philosopher, Historian, Economist, Writer
  57. Frederick the Great – Frederick II (1712 – 1786) Ruler of the Kingdom of Prussia, Strategist, Tactician
  58. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) Philosopher, Political Philosopher, Alchemist, Writer
  59. Adam Smith (1723 – 1790) Economist, Philosopher, Author
  60. Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d’Holbach (1723 – 1789) Author, Philosopher, Encyclopedist
  61. George Washington (1732 – 1799) A Founding Father of United States, President, Commander-in-Chief Army
  62. Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736 – 1806) Military Engineer, Physicist
  63. Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) A Founding Father of United States, President, Politician, Lawyer, Author
  64. Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743 – 1794) Chemist
  65. Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744 – 1812) Banking
  66. Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749 – 1827) Engineer, Mathematician, Statistician, Physicist, Astronomer
  67. John Jacob Astor (1763 – 1848) Fur, Merchant, Real Estate, Investor
  68. John Dalton (1766 – 1844) Chemist, Physicist, Meteorologist
  69. Baron Amschel Mayer von Rothschild (1773 – 1855) Banking
  70. Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (1774 – 1855) Banking
  71. Nathan Mayer Freiherr von Rothschild (1777 – 1836) Banking
  72. Carl Von Clausewitz (1780 – 1831) Military Leader, Military Theorist
  73. Carl Mayer Freiherr von Rothschild (1788 – 1855) Banking
  74. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860) Philosopher
  75. Michael Faraday (1791 – 1867) Scientist
  76. James Mayer de Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild (1792 – 1868) Banking
  77. Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794 – 1877) Railroads, Shipping
  78. Claude-Frédéric Bastiat (1801 – 1850) Economist
  79. Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805 – 1865) Mathematician
  80. Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) President, Politician, Lawyer
  81. Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) Writer, Philosopher, Abolitionist, Naturalist, Critic, Surveyor, Historian
  82. Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) Philosopher, Economist, Historian, Sociologist, Political Theorist, Journalist, Socialist
  83. Friedrich Engels (1820 – 1895) Philosopher, Communist, Social Scientist, Journalist, Businessman
  84. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) Novelist, Writer, Essayist, Journalist, Philosopher
  85. Walter Bagehot (1826 – 1877) Journalist, Businessman, Essayist,
  86. Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) Writer
  87. James Clerk Maxwell (1831 – 1879) Scientist, Mathematical Physics       
  88. Andrew Carnegie (1835 – 1919) Carnegie Steel Company, U.S. Steel, Mining
  89. Jason “Jay” Gould (1836 – 1892) Railroad Developer, Speculator
  90. John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (1837 – 1913) Banking, Finance, Industrial Consolidation
  91. Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839 – 1903) Scientist: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  92. John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (1839 – 1937) Oil, Industrialist
  93. Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (1844 – 1906) Physicist, Philosopher
  94. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) Philosopher, Cultural Critic, Composer, Poet, Philologist
  95. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845 – 1923) Mechanical Engineer, Physicist
  96. Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) Inventor, Businessman
  97. Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto (1848 – 1923) Engineer, Sociologist, Economist, Political Scientist, Philosopher
  98. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849 – 1936) Physiologist
  99. Barney Barnato (1851 – 1897) Diamond, Gold Mining
  100. Cecil John Rhodes PC (1853 – 1902) Diamond, Gold Mining
  101. Jules Henri Poincaré (1854 – 1912) Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Scientific Philosopher
  102. Napoleon Bonaparte (1856 – 1879) Statesman, Military Leader
  103. Andrey Andreyevich Markov (1856 – 1922) Mathematician
  104. George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) Playwright, Critic, Polemicist, Political Activist
  105. Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943) Inventor, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
  106. Sir Joseph John Thomson (1856 – 1940) Physicist
  107. Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (1858 – 1947) Theoretical Physicist
  108. Henry Ford (1863 – 1947) Ford Motor Company, Assembly Line, Mass Production
  109. Hermann Minkowski (1864 – 1909) Mathematician
  110. Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867 – 1934) Physicist, Chemist
  111. Irving Fisher (1867 – 1947) Economist, Statistician, Inventor
  112. Paul Moritz Warburg (1868 – 1932) Investment Banker
  113. Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld (1868 – 1951) Theoretical Physicist
  114. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) Lawyer, Politician, Activist
  115. Ernest Rutherford (1871 – 1937) Physicist
  116. Karl Schwarzschild (1873 – 1916) Physicist, Astronomer
  117. John Broadus Watson (1878 – 1958) Psychologist
  118. Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) Theoretical Physicist
  119. Sir Ernest Oppenheimer (1880 – 1957) Diamond, Gold, Mining
  120. Ludwig von Mises (1881 – 1973) Theoretical Economist
  121. Charles Ponzi (1882 – 1949) Swindler, Con Artist
  122. John Maynard Keynes (1883 – 1946) Economist
  123. Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885 – 1962) Physicist
  124. Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi, Asaf Jah VII (1886 – 1967) Diamonds, Banking
  125. Isabel Paterson (1886 – 1961) Journalist, Novelist, Political Philosopher
  126. Erwin Schrödinger (1887 – 4 January 1961) Physicist
  127. Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945) Politician, Demagogue, Dictator, Revolutionary
  128. Michael Polanyi (1891 – 1976) Polymath, Physical Chemistry, Economics, Philosophy
  129. Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel (1891 – 1944) General, Military Theorist
  130. Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart (1895 – 1970) Soldier, Military Historian, Military Theorist
  131. Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986) Philosopher, Speaker, Writer
  132. Gregory Breit (1899 – 1981) Physicist
  133. Satyendra Nath Bose (1894 – 1974) Physicist
  134. Friedrich Hayek (1899 – 1992) Economist, Philosopher, Psychology, Political Science, Law
  135. Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (1900 – 1958) Theoretical Physicist
  136. Enrico Fermi (1901 – 1954) Physicist
  137. Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901 – 1976) Theoretical Physicist
  138. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (1902 – 1984) Theoretical Physicist
  139. Oskar Morgenstern (1902 – 1977) Economist
  140. Jan Tinbergen (1903 – 1994) Economist
  141. John von Neumann (1903 – 1957) Mathematician, Physicist, Computer Scientist, Polymath
  142. Theodor “Dr.Seuss” Geisel (1904 – 1991) Author, Political Cartoonist, Illustrator, Poet, Animator, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
  143. Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904 – 1967) Theoretical Physicist
  144. Burrhus Skinner (1904 – 1990) Psychologist, Behaviorist, Author, Inventor, Social Philosopher
  145. Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982) Writer, Philosopher
  146. Harry Frederick Oppenheimer (1908 – 2000) Diamond, Mining
  147. Simone de Beauvoir (1908 – 1986) Writer, Intellectual, Philosopher, Activist, Social Theorist
  148. Hendrik Casimir (1909 – 2000) Physicist
  149. John Archibald Wheeler (1911 – 2008) Theoretical Physicist
  150. Milton Friedman (1912 – 2006) Economist
  151. Alan Turing (1912 – 1954) Mathematician, Computer Scientist, Logician, Cryptanalyst, Philosopher, Theoretical Biologist
  152. Paul Anthony Samuelson (1915 – 2009) Economist
  153. Edward Norton Lorenz (1917 – 2008) Mathematician, Meteorologist, Pioneer of Chaos Theory
  154. Richard Phillips Feynman (1918 – 1988) Theoretical Physicist
  155. Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) Political Leader, Activist, Lawyer
  156. Samuel Moore Walton (1918 – 1992) American Businessman, Entrepreneur, Mass Retail
  157. Lawrence Robert Klein (1920 – 2013) Economist, Econometrics
  158. Kenneth Joseph “Ken” Arrow (1921 – 2017) Economist, Mathematician, Writer, Political Theorist
  159. John Bordley Rawls (1921 – 2002) Political Philosopher
  160. Freeman John Dyson (1923 – Present) Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician
  161. Lloyd Stowell Shapley (1923 – 2016) Mathematician, Economist
  162. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (1925 – 1965) Born, Malcolm Little; Better known as Malcolm X. Minister, Human Rights Activist
  163. Fidel Castro (1926 – 2016) Communist, Politician, Revolutionary, President of Cuba
  164. John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928 – 2015) Mathematician
  165. Avram Noam Chomsky (1928 – Present) Linguist, Philosopher, Cognitive Scientist, Historian, Social Critic, Political Activist
  166. Vera Florence Cooper Rubin (1928 – 2016) Astronomer
  167. Peter Ware Higgs (1929 – Present) Theoretical Physicist
  168. Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) Minister, Activist
  169. Murray Gell-Mann (1929 – Present) Physicist
  170. Gary Stanley Becker (1930 – 2014) Economist, Sociologist
  171. Warren Buffett (1930 – Present) Investor
  172. Sheldon Allan Silverstein (1930 – 1999) Writer: Cartoons, Songs, Children’s Books
  173. George Soros (1930 – Present) Investor, Philanthropist
  174. Amartya Kumar Sen (1933 – Present) Economist, Philosopher
  175. Steven Weinberg (1933 – Present) Theoretical Physicist
  176. Daniel Kahneman (1934 – Present) Psychologist, Economist
  177. Robert Emerson Lucas Jr. (1937 – Present) Economist
  178. Bernard Lawrence Madoff (1938 – Present) Investment Advisor, Financier, Con Artist, Federal Prison Inmate
  179. Robert Nozick (1938 – 2002) Philosopher
  180. Muhammad Yunus (1940 – Present) Entrepreneur, Banker, Economist, Civil Society Leader
  181. Lance Jerome Taylor (1940 – Present) Economist
  182. Michael Rubens Bloomberg (1942 – Present) Businessman, Politician, Philanthropist, Author
  183. Stephen William Hawking (1942 – 2018) Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Author, Researcher
  184. Rüdiger “Rudi” Dornbusch (1942 – 2002) Economist
  185. Charles Henry Bennett (1943 – Present) Physicist, Information Theorist
  186. Joseph Eugene Stiglitz (1943 – Present) Economist, Public Policy Analysis, Professor
  187. Thomas Warren Campbell (1944 – Present) Physicist, Lecturer, Author
  188. Avinash Kamalakar Dixit (1944 – Present) Economist
  189. Lawrence Joseph Ellison (1944 – Present) Technology, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
  190. James Joseph Heckman (1944 – Present) Economist, Professor of Economics
  191. Nicholas F. Oppenheimer (1945 – Present) Diamond, Mining
  192. Robert Bernard Reich (1946 – Present) Economist, Professor, Author, Political Commentator
  193. Alan Harvey Guth (1947 – Present) Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
  194. Oliver Simon D’Arcy Hart (1948 – Present) Economist
  195. Raymond Kurzweil (1948 – Present) Inventor, Futurist
  196. Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (1949 – 1993) Drug Lord, Narcoterrorist
  197. Bengt Robert Holmström (1949 – Present) Economist
  198. Edward Witten (1951 – Present) Theoretical Physicist, Mathematical Physics
  199. Vladimir Putin (1952 – Present) Politician, Intelligence Officer, President of Russia
  200. Paul Robin Krugman (1953 – Present) Economist 
  201. William Gates III (1955 – Present) Technology, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author, Philanthropist, Humanitarian
  202. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (1957 – Present) Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Innovator
  203. Peter Williston Shor (1959 – Present) Mathematician
  204. Jordan Bernt Peterson (1962 – Present) Clinical Psychologist
  205. Jack Ma Yun (1964 – Present) Chinese Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist
  206. Jeffrey Bezos (1964 – Present) Technology, Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
  207. Samuel Benjamin Harris (1967 – Present) Occupation; Author, Philosopher, Neuroscientist
  208. David Hanson Jr. (1969 – Present) Roboticist
  209. Elon Musk (1971 – Present) Technology, Entrepreneur, Investor, Engineer
  210. Thomas Piketty (1971 – Present) Economist
  211. Sergey Brin (1973 – Present) Computer Scientist, Internet Entrepreneur
  212. Lawrence Page (1973 – Present) Computer Scientist, Internet Entrepreneur
  213. Mark Zuckerberg (1984 – Present) Technology Entrepreneur, Philanthropist