Check out the Science Hall of Fame!
You should note Eric Schulman’s groundbreaking work on the measurement of fame,
In particular, as you noticed yourself, a logarithmic measurement scale would be better than a linear one.
Where is Werner Heisenberg? He’s not on the list.
Your data fits a Pareto distribution (for wealth) quite well! See this http://ronojoyadhikari.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/the-power-in-the-law-of-culturomic-fame/.
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Yes, I caused Stephen Colbert to eat cat food on TV. But let me explain…
A time travel experiment. Impossible? Yes probably, but it didn’t stop us from trying. Our goal was to introduce astronomy to people in remote African villages to see how Galileo might have been received if he brought telescopes.
What to do after a cell biology PhD? Alexis Gambis got a haircut, moved to Brooklyn, and is now the director of the Imagine Science Film Festival.