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Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize in Physics 1965 MP (1918 - 1988)

American physicist who was born in New York City on May 11, 1918. He grew up in Far Rockaway, Queens and when he was about 10, he started to buy old radios to use in his "personal laboratory," a collec...

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Primo Levi MP (1919 - 1987)

Primo Michele Levi (Italian: [ˈpriːmo ˈlɛːvi]; 31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of several books, nove...

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Charles Pollard Olivier (1884 - 1975)

Charles Pollard Olivier (April 10, 1884 –August 14, 1975) was an American astronomer. Biography Charles grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and he lived close to the University of Virg...

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Edward P. Ney (1920 - 1996)

Edward Purdy Ney (October 28, 1920 – July 9, 1996) was an American physicist who made major contributions to cosmic ray research, atmospheric physics, heliophysics, and infrared astronomy. He ...

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Heber Doust Curtiss (1872 - 1942)

Heber Doust Curtis (June 27, 1872 – January 9, 1942) was an American astronomer. He participated in 11 expeditions for the study of solar eclipses. Biography He was born on June 27, 1872...

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Jesse Beams (1898 - 1977)

Jesse Wakefield Beams (December 25, 1898 in Belle Plaine, Kansas[2] – July 23, 1977) was an American physicist at the University of Virginia. Beams completed his undergraduate B.A. in physic...

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Karl Gordon Henize (1926 - 1993)

Karl Gordon Henize[p], Ph.D. (17 October 1926 – 5 October 1993) was an astronomer, NASA astronaut, space scientist, and professor at Northwestern University. He was stationed at several observ...

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Lyman Briggs (1874 - 1963)

Lyman Briggs was a renowned physicist, was director of the National Bureau of Standards during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency as well as that administration’s first representative to the...

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Roger Bacon (1926 - 2007)

) Roger Bacon (1926-2007) was a physicist at the Parma Technical Center of National Carbon Company in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, where he invented graphite fibers in 1958. Bacon was trying to measur...

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A. E. Douglass (1867 - 1962)

A. E. (Andrew Ellicott) Douglass (July 5, 1867, Windsor, Vermont – March 20, 1962, Tucson, Arizona) was an American astronomer. He discovered a correlation between tree rings and the sunspot c...

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William Bowie (1872 - 1940)

) William Bowie, B.S., C.E., M.A. (May 6, 1872 – August 28, 1940) was an American geodetic engineer. Background and education He was born at Grassland, an historic estate near Annapolis Ju...

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Walter D. Knight (1919 - 2000)

Walter D. Knight (October 14, 1919–June 28, 2000) was an American physicist. Knight was mostly notable for the discovery of Knight shift, the effect that has been given his name. Knight shifts...

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Myrtle Bachelder (1908 - 1997)

Myrtle Claire Bachelder (March 13, 1908 – May 22, 1997) was an American chemist and Women's Army Corps officer, who is noted for her secret work on the Manhattan Project atomic bomb program, a...

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Louis Winslow Austin (1867 - 1932)

Louis Winslow Austin (October 30, 1867 – June 27, 1932) was an American physicist known for his research on long-range radio transmissions. Austin was born in Orwell, Vermont, and educated a...

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Sewall Green Wright MP (1889 - 1988)

Sewall Green Wright (December 21, 1889 – March 3, 1988) was an American geneticist known for his influential work on evolutionary theory and also for his work on path analysis. With R. A. Fisher...

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Edwin Hall (1855 - 1938)

Edwin Herbert Hall (November 7, 1855 – November 20, 1938) was an American physicist who discovered the "Hall effect". Hall conducted thermoelectric research at Harvard and also wrote numerous ...

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Philip Hunter Timberlake (1883 - 1981)

Philip Hunter Timberlake (1883-1981) was one of the most prolific American entomologists of the 20th century. He was born on June 5, 1883 in Bethel, Maine, and died in 1981 in Riverside, California, ...

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Lewis Caleb Beck (1798 - 1853)

Lewis Caleb Beck (4 October 1798 Schenectady – 20 April 1853 Albany, New York) was an American physician, botanist, chemist, and mineralogist. Biography He graduated from Union College in ...

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William Healey Dall (1845 - 1927)

William Healey Dall (August 21, 1845 – March 27, 1927) was an American naturalist, a prominent malacologist, and one of the earliest scientific explorers of interior Alaska. He described many ...

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Dr. Hugo Benioff Ph.D. (1899 - 1968)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Victor Hugo Benioff (September 14, 1899 – February 1, 1968) was an American seismologist and a professor at the California Institute of Technology. He is ...

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Gangadharan Nair Vallillath Madhathil, Prof.Dr. (1930 - 2010)

Professor V.M. Ganga Nair, 80, Green Bay, a world-renowned expert on forest preservation and professor at UW-Green Bay for over 40 years, died unexpectedly on March 10, 2010. Born on January 26, 1930...

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Helen Spurway (1917 - 1978)

Helen Spurway (Helen Haldane) (c.1917-15 February 1978, Hyderabad, India) was a biologist and the second wife of J. B. S. Haldane. She emigrated to India in 1957 along with Haldane and conducted rese...

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Lester Germer (1896 - 1971)

Lester Halbert Germer (October 10, 1896 – October 3, 1971) was an American physicist. With Clinton Davisson, he proved the wave-particle duality of matter in the Davisson–Germer experim...

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Brig. General George Miller Sternberg, 18th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1838 - 1915)

Brigadier General George Miller Sternberg (June 8, 1838 – November 3, 1915) was a U.S. Army physician who is considered the first U.S. bacteriologist, having written Manual of Bacteriology (...

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George Irving Bell (1926 - 2000)

George Irving Bell (August 4, 1926 – May 28, 2000) was an American physicist, biologist and mountaineer, and a grandson of John Joseph Seerley. He died from complications of leukemia after sur...

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Gerty Theresa Cori, Nobel Laureate, 1947 MP (1896 - 1957)

Gerty Theresa Cori , née Radnitz, was born in Prague on August 15th, 1896. She received her primary education at home before entering a Lyceum for girls in 1906; she graduated in 1912 and studie...

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Gersh Budker (1918 - 1977)

Family Tree Descendant of Samson ben Pesah Ostropoli Gersh Itskovich Budker Wikipedia Gersh Itskovich Budker (Герш Ицкови�...

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Charles Allen Thomas (1900 - 1982)

Charles Allen Thomas (February 15, 1900 – March 29, 1982) was a noted American chemist and businessman, and an important figure in the Manhattan Project. Biography Thomas was born on a far...

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Raymond D. Mindlin (1906 - 1987)

Raymond David Mindlin (New York City, 17 September 1906 to 22 November 1987) was a mechanician who made seminal contributions to many branches of applied mechanics, applied physics, and engineering s...

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Philip M. Morse (1903 - 1985)

Philip McCord Morse (August 6, 1903 – 5 September 1985), was an American physicist, administrator and pioneer of operations research (OR) in World War II. He is considered to be the father of ...

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Frederick Vinton Hunt (1905 - 1972)

Frederick Vinton Hunt (February 15, 1905 – Buffalo, New York, April 21, 1972) was an inventor, a scientist and a professor at Harvard University who worked in the field of acoustic engineering...

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John Ray Dunning (1907 - 1975)

John Ray Dunning (September 24, 1907 in Shelby, Nebraska - August 25, 1975 in Key Biscayne, Florida) was an American physicist who played key roles in the development of the atomic bomb. He specializ...

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James Gilbert Baker (1914 - 2005)

James Gilbert Baker (November 11, 1914 – June 29, 2005) was an American astronomer and designer of optics systems. Biography He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Jesse B. Baker and Hat...

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Leason Heberling Adams (1887 - 1969)

Leason Heberling Adams (January 16, 1887 – August 20, 1969) was an American geophysicist and researcher. His principal achievement was his research on the properties of materials exposed to ve...

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Rear Admiral Charles D. Sigsbee MP (1845 - 1923)

United States Navy Admiral. He is best remembered for being the Captain of the USS Maine when it exploded in Havana Harbor on the evening of February 12, 1898, an act which triggered the Spanish-Americ...

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Peter Gladstone (1928 - 2000)

Peter Gladstone (16 October 1928 – 25 July 2000) was a British naturalist and wildfowl expert. He was the great grandson of the Liberal prime minister William Ewart Gladstone, and brother of S...

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Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901 - 1967)

Robert Jemison Van de Graaff (December 20, 1901 – January 16, 1967), was an American physicist, noted for his design and construction of high voltage generators, who taught at Princeton Univer...

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Edward G. Ramberg (1907 - 1995)

Edward G. Ramberg (June 14, 1907 in Florence, Italy – January 9, 1995) was an American physicist who contributed to the early development of electron microscopy and color television. He was th...

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Hugh Esmor Huxley MBE FRS (1924 - 2013)

Hugh Esmor Huxley MBE FRS (February 25, 1924 - July 25, 2013) was a British biologist and professor of biology at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Education Huxley r...

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George C. Pimentel (1922 - 1989)

George Claude Pimentel (May 2, 1922 – June 18, 1989) was the inventor of the chemical laser. He also developed the modern technique of matrix isolation in low-temperature chemistry. In theoret...

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Kenneth G. Wilson (1936 - 2013)

Kenneth Geddes Wilson (June 8, 1936 – June 15, 2013) was an American theoretical physicist and a pioneer in leveraging computers for studying particle physics. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Pr...

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E. Bright Wilson (1908 - 1992)

Edgar Bright Wilson, Jr. was an American chemist. He was born on December 18, 1908 in Gallatin, Tennessee, and died in 1992 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wilson was a prominent and accomplished chem...

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Mahlon Bush Hoagland (1821 - 1909)

Mahlon Bush Hoagland (October 5, 1921 - September 18, 2009) is an American biochemist who discovered transfer RNA (tRNA), the translator of the genetic code. Early life Mahlon Bush Hoagland was b...

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Theodosius Grygorovych Dobzhansky (1900 - 1975)

A prominent geneticist and evolutionary biologist, Theodosius Dobzhansky was a central figure in the field of evolutionary biology for his work in shaping the unifying modern evolutionary synthesis. ...

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John A. Wheeler MP (1911 - 2008)

John Archibald Wheeler (July 9, 1911 – April 13, 2008) was an American theoretical physicist who was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after ...

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Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland MP (1863 - 1944)

Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland (November 14, 1863 – February 23, 1944) was a Belgium born, American chemist. He invented Velox photographic paper in 1893 and Bakelite in 1907. His invention of ...

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Sir William H. Bragg, Nobel Prize MP (1854 - 1942)

Sir William Henry Bragg OM, KBE, PRS (2 July 1862 – 10 March 1942) was a British physicist, chemist, mathematician and active sportsman who uniquely shared a Nobel Prize with his son William Law...

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George Ellery Hale MP (1868 - 1938)

George Ellery Hale (June 29, 1868 – February 21, 1938) was an American solar astronomer. Hale was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at MIT, at the Observatory of Harvard College, (1...

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Edward Weston (1850 - 1936)

) Edward Weston (May 9, 1850 – August 20, 1936) was an English-born American chemist noted for his achievements in electroplating and his development of the electrochemical cell, named the Wes...

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Thomas Corwin Mendenhall (1841 - 1924)

Thomas Corwin Mendenhall (October 4, 1841 – March 23, 1924) was an autodidact US physicist and meteorologist. Biography Mendenhall was born in Hanoverton, Ohio to Stephen Mendenhall, a far...

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Walter C. Lowdermilk (1888 - 1974)

Walter Clay Lowdermilk (1888-1974) was a soil conservationist who worked in countries throughout the world to help protect and reclaim lands in order to better feed their population. Lowdermilk worke...

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Wilmot N. Hess (1926 - 2004)

Wilmot N. Hess (October 16, 1926 – April 16, 2004) was an American physicist. He was involved with many ambitious scientific projects of the 20th century including the Plowshares project, the ...

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George E. Kimball (1906 - 1967)

George Elbert Kimball (July 12, 1906 – December 6, 1967) was an American professor of quantum chemistry, and a pioneer of operations research algorithms during World War II. Biography Geor...

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Earnest Albert Hooton (1887 - 1954)

Earnest Albert Hooton (November 20, 1887 – May 3, 1954) was a U.S. physical anthropologist known for his work on racial classification and his popular writings such as the book Up From The Ape...

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Henri Dreyfus MP (1879 - 1945)

Henri Dreyfus (1882–1944) was a Swiss chemist. He and his brother Camille Dreyfus invented Celanese, an acetate yarn. The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, originally the Henry Dreyfus Found...

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Camille Edouard Dreyfus MP (1878 - 1956)

Camille Dreyfus Chemist (1878–1956) was a Swiss chemist. He and his brother Henri Dreyfus invented Celanese, an acetate yarn. He founded The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation in honor of his ...

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Eugene T. Booth (1912 - 2004)

Eugene Theodore Booth (1912 in Rome, Georgia – 6 March 2004) was an American nuclear physicist. He was a member of the historic Columbia University team which made the first demonstration of n...

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Henry Enfield Roscoe (1833 - 1915)

Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, FRS (7 January 1833 - 18 December 1915) was an English chemist. He is particularly noted for early work on vanadium and for photochemical studies. Life and work Henry En...

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John Campbell Merriam (1869 - 1945)

John Campbell Merriam (October 20, 1869 - October 30, 1945) was an American paleontologist. The first vertebrate paleontologist on the West Coast of the United States, he is best known for his taxono...

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Samuel Botsford Buckley (1809 - 1884)

Samuel Botsford Buckley (May 9, 1809 – February 18, 1884) was an American botanist, geologist, and naturalist. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1836. Buckley investigated the botan...

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George Brown Goode (1851 - 1896)

George Brown Goode (13 February 1851 – 6 September 1896), was an ichthyologist, although most of his time was spent as a museum administrator and he was very interested in the history of scien...

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Orange Judd (1822 - 1892)

Orange Judd (July 26, 1822 – December 27, 1892) was an American agricultural chemist, editor, and publisher. Background and family Judd was born of a rural family near Niagara Falls in Nia...

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William Williams Mather (1804 - 1859)

William Williams Mather (born in Brooklyn, Connecticut, 24 May 1804; died in Columbus, Ohio, 26 February 1859) was a United States geologist. Biography He was a lineal descendant of Richard Mathe...

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George Perkins Merrill (1854 - 1929)

George Perkins Merrill (May 31, 1854 Auburn, Maine – August 15, 1929) was an American geologist, notable as the head curator from 1917 to 1929 of the Department of Geology, United States Natio...

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Benjamin Franklin Mudge (1817 - 1879)

Benjamin Franklin Mudge (August 11, 1817 – November 21, 1879) was an American lawyer, geologist and teacher. Briefly the mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, he later moved to Kansas where he was app...

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Edward Bennett Rosa (1873 - 1921)

Edward Bennett Rosa (4 October 1873, Rogersville, Steuben County - 17 May 1921, Washington, D. C.) was an American physicist, specializing in measurement science. He received B.S. at Wesleyan Unive...

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Carl Leo Stearns (1892 - 1972)

Carl Leo Stearns (1892-November 28, 1972) was an American astronomer. After graduating from Wesleyan University in 1917 with high honors in general scholarship and special honors in mathematics, St...

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John Monroe Van Vleck (1833 - 1912)

John Monroe Van Vleck (March 4, 1833–November 4, 1912) was an American mathematician and astronomer. He taught astronomy and mathematics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut for m...

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Henry Darwin Rogers (1808 - 1866)

Henry Darwin Rogers FRS FRSE (August 1, 1808 – May 26, 1866) was an American geologist. Biography Rogers was born at Philadelphia. His middle name was given him in honor of Erasmus Darwin,...

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William Barton Rogers (1804 - 1882)

William Barton Rogers (December 7, 1804 – May 30, 1882) was a geologist, physicist and educator. He is best known for setting down the founding principles for, advocating for, and finally obta...

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Martin Karplus, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2013 MP

Martin Karplus received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for "the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems". Biophysics and Bio...

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James Murdoch Geikie (1839 - 1915)

James Murdoch Geikie PRSE FRS (23 August 1839–1915) was a Scottish geologist. He was born in Edinburgh, the son of James Stuart Geikie and younger brother of Sir Archibald Geikie. He was edu...

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Egon Orowan FRS (1902 - 1989)

Egon Orowan FRS (Hungarian: Orován Egon) (August 2, 1902 – August 3, 1989) was a Hungarian/British/U.S. physicist and metallurgist. Life Orowan was born in the Óbuda district...

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William Lutley Sclater (1863 - 1944)

William Lutley Sclater (23 September 1863 - 4 July 1944) was a British zoologist and museum director. He was the son of Philip Lutley Sclater, and was named after his paternal grandfather, also Willi...

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Philip Lutley Sclater FRS FRGS FZS FLS (1829 - 1913)

Philip Lutley Sclater FRS FRGS FZS FLS (4 November 1829 – 27 June 1913) was an English lawyer and zoologist. In zoology, he was an expert ornithologist, and identified the main zoogeographic r...

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James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford MP (1847 - 1913)

James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres (1847 – 31 January 1913) was a British astronomer, politician, bibliophile and philatelist. A member of the Royal Society...

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Major General Hugh W. Hardy (USMC) (1924 - 2003)

Major General Hugh W. Hardy (December 10, 1924-April 3, 2003) was a United States Marine Corps Reserves major general and a geoscientist. Hardy served with the Marine Corps Reserves for 40 years. In ...

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Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816 - 1892)

Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (November 25, 1816 – May 30, 1892) was an American lawyer and astronomer, and a pioneering astrophotographer. Early life and work Rutherfurd was born in Morrisania,...

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Edward Williams Morley MP (1838 - 1923)

Edward Williams Morley (January 29, 1838 – February 24, 1923) was an American scientist famous for his path-breaking measurements of the atomic weight of oxygen, and for the Michelson–M...

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William Alfred "Willy" Higinbotham (1910 - 1994)

William "Willy" A. Higinbotham (October 25, 1910 – November 10, 1994) was an American physicist. A member of the team that developed the first nuclear bomb, he later became a leader in the non...

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Robert Grant Aitken (1864 - 1951)

Robert Grant Aitken (December 31, 1864 – October 29, 1951) was an American astronomer. Biography Born in Jackson, California, he attended Williams College in Massachusetts and graduated wi...

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Henry Smith Carhart (1844 - 1920)

Henry Smith Carhart, Ph.B. (1844–1920) was an American physicist and university professor. He was born in Coeymans, New York on March 27, 1844, and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1869 a...

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Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844 - 1907)

Wilbur Olin Atwater (May 3, 1844 — September 22, 1907) was an American chemist known for his studies of human nutrition and metabolism. He is credited with developing the Atwater system, layin...

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Raymond Smith Dugan (1878 - 1940)

Raymond Smith Dugan (May 30, 1878–August 31, 1940) was an American astronomer. His parents were Jeremiah Welby Dugan and Mary Evelyn Smith and he was born in Montague, Massachusetts. His und...

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David Peck Todd (1855 - 1939)

David Peck Todd (March 19, 1855 – June 1, 1939) was a noted American astronomer. He produced a complete set of photographs of the 1882 transit of Venus. Biography Todd was born in Lake Rid...

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Haroun Tazieff MP (1914 - 1998)

Haroun Tazieff , né à Varsovie le 11 mai 1914 et mort à Paris le 2 février 1998, est un ingénieur agronome, géologue, volcanologue et écrivain de nation...

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Walter O. Snelling (1880 - 1965)

Walter Otheman Snelling (December 13, 1880 – September 10, 1965) was a chemist who contributed to the development of explosives and liquefied petroleum gas. Early career Snelling studied a...

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Herman Naftali Bondi MP (1919 - 2005)

Sir Hermann Bondi, KCB, FRS (1 November 1919 – 10 September 2005) was an Anglo-Austrian mathematician and cosmologist. He is best known for developing the steady-state theory of the universe wit...

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Marguerite Lwoff MP (1905 - 1979)

Biologiste française née en 1905. Etudes de sciences naturelles à la faculté des sciences de Paris. 1926 Licenciée ès sciences. 1927 Entre, à l'Institut...

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André Lwoff MP (1902 - 1994)

André Michael Lwoff , né le 8 mai 1902 à Ainay-le-Château et mort le 30 septembre 1994 à Paris, est un chercheur en biologie français. Il reçoit le Prix...

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Francois Jacob MP (1920 - 2013)

François Jacob , né le 17 juin 1920 à Nancy et mort le 19 avril 20131, est un chercheur en biologie français. En 1965, il est récompensé du prix Nobel de physi...

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Guido Peter von Pirquet (1880 - 1922)

Taken from the International Space Hall of Fame at the museum of Space History. Guido von Pirquet Austria Identified the most efficient trajectories for inter-planetary travel. Baron Guido von ...

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Clemens Peter Freiherr von Pirquet (1874 - 1929)

Taken from Wikipidia. Clemens von Pirquet was from a noble family. He completed his education in Vienna, where he graduated in 1892. With the intention to become a priest, he studied theology two y...

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Thomas Robie MP (1689 - 1729)

William and Elizabeth Robie were inhabitants of Boston as early as 1689, when their son Thomas was born on March 20th of that year. He graduated at Harvard College in 1708, and died in 1729. He was tut...

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Antoine Hyacinthe Anne de Chastenet de Puységur MP (1752 - 1807)

Antoine Hyacinthe Anne, comte de Chastenet de Puységur , né le 14 février 1752 et mort en 1809, est un officier de marine français du XVIIIe siècle. Cultivé, i...

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Armand "lle magnétiseur" de Chasenet de Puységur MP (1751 - 1825)

Amand Marie Jacques de Chastenet, marquis de Puységur (1751-1825), fut un officier-général d’artillerie, connu pour ses expériences retranscrites de la pratique du ma...

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Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874 - 1927)

Louis Agassiz Fuertes (February 7, 1874 Ithaca, New York – August 22, 1927 Unadilla) was an American ornithologist, illustrator and artist. He set new standards for ornithological art and is c...

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George Kruck Cherrie (1865 - 1948)

George Kruck Cherrie (1865–1948) was an American naturalist and explorer. Cherrie was born in Iowa. He took part in about forty expeditions, mostly to Central and South America, including ...

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