Propose names to be used for the Chakra ISO releases in 2018


(Neofytos Kolokotronis) #1

Hi everyone,

As we are already working on the first ISO release of 2018, this would be a great time to start thinking about a codename for it.

As you might know, we choose our codenames from a list of alphabetical names of famous engineers and scientists, which has been maintained by our community over the years. We started from A and we are currently at G with the Goedel series, so up next is H!

These are the names starting from H that we have gathered so far:


Stephen Hales (17 September 1677 – 4 January 1761), was an English clergyman who made major contributions to a range of scientific fields including botany, pneumatic chemistry and physiology. He also invented several scientific and medical devices and tools.

Edmond Halley (/ˈɛdmənd ˈhæli/) (1656 – 1741]) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. He computed the orbit of Halley’s Comet, which was named after him as a result.

Margaret Hamilton was the leader of the team that developed the on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. She popularized the term “software engineering” when software developing was not yet considered a separate discipline.
Note: unlike most entries, as of 2017 she is alive, so we would need to ask her permission.

Otto Hahn, (8 March 1879 – 28 July 1968)[1] was a German chemist and pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry. He is referred to as the father of nuclear chemistry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1944 for the discovery and the radiochemical proof of nuclear fission.

Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge.

Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (August 31, 1821 – September 8, 1894) was a German physician, physicist and philosopher who made significant contributions in several scientific fields.

Werner Karl Heisenberg was a theoretical physicist who made foundational contributions to quantum mechanics and is best known for asserting the uncertainty principle of quantum theory.

Hero (or Heron) of Alexandria (Ἥρων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς) published a well recognized description of a steam-powered device called an “aeolipile” and invented a windwheel.

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was the first to conclusively prove the existence of electromagnetic waves by engineering instruments to transmit and receive radio pulses using experimental procedures that ruled out all other known wireless phenomena.

David Hilbert discovered and developed a broad range of fundamental ideas in many areas, including invariant theory and the axiomatization of geometry.

Hippocrates of Kos (Hippokrátēs ho Kṓos; c. 460 – c. 370 BC) was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is often referred to as the “Father of Medicine”.

Edward Hitchcock (May 24, 1793 – February 27, 1864) was an American geologist who left his mark in paleontology. He discovered some of the first fossil fishes in the United States.

Grace Murray Hopper developed the first compiler, the programming language COBOL and the term “bug / debugging”.

Bernardo Alberto Houssay (April 10, 1887 – September 21, 1971) was an Argentine physiologist who, in 1947, received one half Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the role played by pituitary hormones in regulating the amount of blood sugar (glucose) in animals.

Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer. He played a crucial role in establishing the fields of extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology and is regarded as one of the most important astronomers of all time.

Christiaan Huygens (14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695) was a Dutch physicist, mathematician, astronomer and inventor, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and a major figure in the scientific revolution.

Mathematician and philosopher, first female scientist we have knowledge of.

Do you have some other name to propose?

Feel free to edit the initial list to add new entries. If you don’t have the rights for this just leave a comment below and we will make sure to include it.

Once the ISO is close to release, the team will pick a name among the available ones.


  • Added Hubble after a suggestion on Facebook.
  • Added Halley after a suggestion on G+.
  • Added Houssay after a suggestion in the comments.
  • Added Hahn and Hippocrates after a suggestion on G+.
  • Added Helmholtz, Huygens, Hales and Hitchcock after suggestions on Facebook.

(truko22 🇻🇪) #2

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz :+1:t4:

(James) #3

Hawking would be a good tribute :grinning:

(McGiogen) #4

Upvote for Hawking :+1:

(Gaye Turkan) #5

Hawking would be the best choice.

(JavierInsitu) #6

Bernardo Houssay!! He was an Argentine physiologist who, in 1947, received one half Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the role played by pituitary hormones in regulating the amount of blood sugar (glucose) in animals. He is the first Latin American Nobel laureate in the sciences.

(Luca Giambonini) #7

Hawking here too :+1: would be a nice tribute

(Jeff Huang) #8

I prefer Hertz, but Hawking is also awesome :smiley:

(Hugo Beltran de Heredia Llamazares) #9

My first choice was Hilbert, but is true that Hawking is also appropriate.

(dinolib) #10

Hawking and Heisenberg (go Walter White, go! :smile: )

(Johannes) #11

I’d also go with Hawking, but considering that out of 7 scientists chosen, only one was female I’d go with either Hopper or Hamilton.

(Jairo Benitez) #12

Hawking should be the best name for this release.

(Neofytos Kolokotronis) #13

The initial idea here was to propose names so we can have a final list and then start a poll, but we have many votes in already. In the future I will make sure to start a poll straight away. :blush:

So Hawking appears to be the most popular option by far, both here and on social network platforms. It’s indeed an appropriate moment to honor one of the greatest scientists of our time, so we will go with it! :tada:

Thank you everyone for all the great suggestions! :clap:

Hopefully we can get a first public-test release out soon :tm:.

(Neofytos Kolokotronis) #14

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