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Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. This discipline involves a study of materials starting with design, followed by synthesis and processing, structure and properties of the materials. This integrated approach distinguishes this discipline from the individual components, such as physics, chemistry, and many others.
Thomas Young (*June 14, 1773 – †May 10, 1829) was an English scientist, researcher, physician and polymath. He is sometimes considered to be "the last person to know everything": that is, he was familiar with virtually all the contemporary Western academic knowledge at that point in history. Clearly this can never be verified, and other claimants to this title are Gottfried Leibniz, Leonardo da Vinci, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Francis Bacon, among others. Young also wrote about various subjects to contemporary editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica. His learning was so prodigious in scope and breadth that he was popularly known as "Phenomenon Young."
"It is by no means an idle game if we become practiced in analyzing long-held commonplace concepts and showing the circumstances on which their justification and usefulness depend..."
— Albert Einstein