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I've tried Google, but couldn't figured out exactly whether its Newton, Einstein or Galileo. What is the criteria for appointment of father for a particular subject?

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    $\begingroup$ What do you mean? Do you think that there is a formal committee that votes and names who is appointed a "father" for various particular subjects? $\endgroup$ – user93237 Jan 27 '16 at 19:39
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    $\begingroup$ The physics community does not have an official "father" (oh my what a patriarchal term!). $\endgroup$ – DanielSank Jan 27 '16 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ No one is the father of physics because it was invented with the invention of a wheel. The person who invented a wheel wouldn't be the father of physics. $\endgroup$ – علی آفاق Jan 27 '16 at 19:50
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    $\begingroup$ @علیآفاق Are u questioning yourself in the comments? $\endgroup$ – manshu Jan 27 '16 at 19:55
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about physics. $\endgroup$ – David Z Jan 27 '16 at 20:45
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Terms like "Father of Physics" (or "Father of Modern Chemistry", or "Mother of Computer Science") aren't official titles, they're just subjective opinions. No one appoints them.

Calling Einstein the Father of Physics is like giving your dad a "Best Dad in the World" mug--it's a nice gesture, but no one ever did a survey of every dad in the world to conclusively prove that he is indeed the greatest father in recorded history.

Newton, Einstein and Galileo could all be considered "Fathers of Physics," because they contributed immensely to human knowledge.

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    $\begingroup$ Can I be father of physics if I name my child 'Physics'. :D $\endgroup$ – manshu Jan 27 '16 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ @manshu - Hmmmmm..... After they go to school and get teased about their name your chance of receiving a "Best Dad in the World" mug might be pretty slim! $\endgroup$ – Jon Custer Jan 27 '16 at 19:47
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    $\begingroup$ @JonCuster Who wants to be the "Best Dad in the World" if i can be the father of physics. I will have other kids to call me the best dad. :p $\endgroup$ – manshu Jan 27 '16 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ There is the old story of the chemist who named his daughters Methyl, Ethyl and Propyl... Not sure how that worked out for him. $\endgroup$ – Jon Custer Jan 27 '16 at 19:57
  • $\begingroup$ Is there's any one whom we say " Mother of subject" ? A female can also be like Einstein. Does gender really changes terms in science? $\endgroup$ – علی آفاق Jan 27 '16 at 19:58

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