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Table 1 Example compression algorithms from various scientific disciplines.

From: Musical beauty and information compression: Complex to the ear but simple to the mind?

Subject Compression algorithm Originator
Philosophy Occam's Razor William of Occam (1288-1348)
Mathematics Euclid's Geometry Euclid (300 BC)
Physics Einstein's General Relativity Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Chemistry Mendeleev's Periodic Table Dimitri Mendeleev (1834-1907)
Biology Darwin's Evolution Charles Darwin (1809-1882)