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John Phillips MP (1800 - 1874)

John Phillips (geologist) John Phillips: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Phillips FRS (25 December 1800 – 24 April 1874) was an English geologist.[1] In 1841 he published the firs...

8/28/2015

William Smith MP (1769 - 1839)

William Smith - Geologist William Smith: From WIkipedia William 'Strata' Smith (23 March 1769 – 28 August 1839) was an English geologist, credited with creating the first nationwide geologic...

8/28/2015

William Summer Johnson (1913 - 1995)

William Summer Johnson (February 24, 1913 – August 19, 1995) was an American chemist and teacher. From 1940 to 1958, Dr. Johnson was an instructor and then professor at the University of W...

8/20/2015

Arnold Orville Beckman (1900 - 2004)

Arnold Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900 – May 18, 2004) was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at California Institute of Technology, he founded Beck...

8/2/2015
     
     

Kenneth Pitzer (1914 - 1997)

Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer (January 6, 1914 – December 26, 1997) was an American physical and theoretical chemist, educator, and university president. He was described as "one of the most inྰ...

8/2/2015

Mark Muir Mills (1917 - 1958)

Mark Muir Mills (August 8, 1917–April 7, 1958) was an American nuclear physicist and a developer of atomic bombs. He was born in Estes Park, Colorado to Enoch and Ethel Mills. Prior to colle...

8/1/2015

Ralph F. Keeling (deceased)

Ralph F. Keeling is a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He is the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Oxygen Research Group at Scripps and is the director of the Scripps CO2 Pr...

7/29/2015

Charles David Keeling (1928 - 2005)

Charles David Keeling (April 20, 1928 – June 20, 2005) was an American scientist whose recording of carbon dioxide at the Mauna Loa Observatory first alerted the world to the possibility of an...

7/29/2015

Twin to William. From  The Trailblazers: Their Stories Wesley Harris, UVA Class of 1964 First man (black or white) to finish Engineering Honors program First African-American to desegreg...

5/30/2015

Eugene T. Booth, Jr. (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...

5/27/2015

Dr. Eugene Sullivan (1872 - 1962)

Dr. Eugene Sullivan came to Corning Glass Works in 1908, having been persuaded by Arthur and Alanson Houghton to set up and lead Corning’s first research laboratory. The Houghton brothers saw ...

5/21/2015

William Bateson (1861 - 1926)

William Bateson (8 August 1861 – 8 February 1926) was an English geneticist and a Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. He was the first person to use the term genetics to describe the stud...

5/13/2015

Spencer Fullerton Baird (/ˈbɛrd/; February 3, 1823 – August 19, 1887) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, ichthyologist, herpetologist, and museum curator. Baird was the f...

5/6/2015

Joseph David Lykken (born June 17, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. As of July 1, 2014 he is the Deputy Director and Chief Rese...

5/4/2015

Bruce H. Billings (1915 - 1992)

Bruce Hadley Billings (July 6, 1915 – October 21, 1992) was an American physicist. He was president of the Optical Society of America in 1971. and the Polaroid Corporation's chief physicist be...

4/29/2015

Jeffries Wyman (1814 - 1874)

Jeffries Wyman (August 11, 1814 - September 4, 1874) was an American naturalist and anatomist, born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Wyman died in Bethlehem, New Hampshire of a pulmonary hemorrhage.

4/24/2015

Theodore Lyman (1874 - 1954)

Theodore Lyman (November 23, 1874 - October 11, 1954) (pronounced: /ˈlaɪmən/) was a U.S. physicist and spectroscopist, born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, from whi...

4/23/2015

James Bond (1900 - 1989)

) James Bond (January 4, 1900 – February 14, 1989) was a leading American ornithologist, an expert on the birds of the Caribbean. His name was appropriated by writer Ian Fleming for his fictio...

4/18/2015

Albert Wattenberg (1917 - 2007)

Albert Wattenberg, known to everyone as "Al," was a nuclear physicist. A superb high-energy experimentalist, he continued to publish scientific articles until 2003. A student of Enrico Fermi’...

4/10/2015

Othniel Charles Marsh (1831 - 1899)

Othniel Charles Marsh (October 29, 1831 – March 18, 1899) was an American paleontologist. Marsh was one of the preeminent scientists in the field; the discovery or description of dozens of new...

4/7/2015

Francis Baily (1774 - 1844)

Francis Baily (28 April 1774 – 30 August 1844) was an English astronomer. He is most famous for his observations of 'Baily's beads' during an eclipse of the Sun. Bailey was also a major figure...

4/5/2015

Robert Kane (1809 - 1890)

) Youth His father, John Kean, was involved in the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and fled for a time to France where he studied chemistry. Back in Dublin Kean (now Kane) founded the Kane Company and manu...

4/5/2015

Inge Lehmann MP (1888 - 1993)

Inge Lehmann ForMemRS (May 13, 1888 – February 21, 1993), was a Danish seismologist who discovered the Earth's inner core. In 1936 she postulated from existing seismic data that the Earth's core...

4/1/2015

Sara Branham Matthews (1888 - 1962)

Sara Elizabeth Branham Matthews (1888–1962) was an American microbiologist and physician best known for her research into the isolation and treatment of Neisseria meningitidis, a causative o...

4/1/2015

Mary Elizabeth Banning (1832 - 1903)

Mary Elizabeth Banning (1832-1903) was an American mycologist and botanical illustrator from Maryland. She formally described 23 previously unknown species of fungi, publishing their type description...

3/30/2015

Pearl Kendrick (1890 - 1980)

earl Louella Kendrick (August 24, 1890 – October 8, 1980) was an American bacteriologist. Kendrick is known for co-developing the first vaccine for whooping cough. She also contributed to the ...

3/28/2015

Icie Macy Hoobler (1892 - 1984)

Icie Gertrude Macy Hoobler (1892-1984) was an American biochemist who did research in human nutrition, specifically pertaining to mothers and children. Despite facing discrimination because of her ...

3/27/2015

Robert Almer Harper (1862 - 1946)

Robert Almer Harper, (born Jan. 21, 1862, Le Claire, Iowa, U.S.—died May 12, 1946, Bedford, Va.), American biologist who identified the details of reproduction in the development of the fung...

3/20/2015

Kenneth Stewart Cole (1900 - 1984)

Kenneth Stewart Cole (July 10, 1900 – April 18, 1984) was an American biophysicist described by his peers as "a pioneer in the application of physical science to biology". Cole was awarded the...

3/20/2015

Captain Allen Hobbs (1899 - 1960)

Allen Hobbs (July 30, 1899 – November 23, 1960) was a hydrographer and career officer with the United States Navy. He was assigned as the 32nd Governor of American Samoa from February 8, 1944 ...

3/17/2015

Robert Simpson (1912 - 2014)

) Robert Homer Simpson (November 19, 1912 – December 18, 2014) was an American meteorologist, hurricane specialist, first director of the National Hurricane Research Project (NHRP) from 1955&#...

3/17/2015

William McMurtrie (1851 - 1913)

William McMurtrie (March 10, 1851–May 14, 1913) was an American chemist. Born on a farm near Belvidere, New Jersey, the son of Abram McMurtrie and Almira Smith, William matriculated to Lafay...

3/13/2015

S. Donald Stookey (1915 - 2014)

Stanley Donald Stookey (May 23, 1915 – November 4, 2014) was an American inventor. He had 60 patents in his name related to glass and ceramics, some solely his while others are jointly with ot...

3/13/2015

Robert W. Wood (1868 - 1955)

Robert Williams Wood (May 2, 1868 – August 11, 1955) was an American physicist and inventor. He is often cited as being a pivotal contributor to the field of optics and a pioneer of infrared a...

3/13/2015

Ivan A. Getting (1912 - 2003)

Ivan Alexander Getting (January 18, 1912 – October 11, 2003) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, credited (along with Roger L. Easton and Bradford Parkinson) with the developmen...

3/13/2015

Arthur Dehon Little (1863 - 1935)

Arthur Dehon Little (December 15, 1863 – August 1, 1935) was an American chemist and chemical engineer. He founded the consulting company Arthur D. Little and was instrumental in developing ch...

3/12/2015
     

Adolf Carl Noé (1873 - 1939)

Adolf Carl Noé (born Adolf Carl Noé von Archenegg; October 28, 1873 – April 10, 1939) was an Austrian-born paleobotanist. He is credited for identifying the first coal ball in th...

3/9/2015

Hattie Alexander (1901 - 1968)

Hattie Elizabeth Alexander (April 5, 1901 – June 24, 1968) was an American pediatrician and microbiologist. She is known for her development of the first effective remedies for Haemophilus i...

3/8/2015

Alfred Lothar Wegener MP (1880 - 1930)

Alfred Lothar Wegener (* 1. November 1880 in Berlin; † November 1930 in Grönland) war ein deutscher Meteorologe, Polar- und Geowissenschaftler. Als sein wichtigster Beitrag zur Wissenscha...

3/7/2015

Wendell E. Dunn, Jr. (1922 - 2007)

. Wendell Earl Dunn, Jr. (August 30, 1922 – December 24, 2007) was an American chemical engineer, metallurgist, and inventor. His technologies for high temperature chlorination, gold extractio...

3/3/2015

G. B. Pegram (1876 - 1958)

George Braxton Pegram (October 24, 1876 – August 12, 1958) was an American physicist who played a key role in the technical administration of the Manhattan Project. Life Pegram was born in...

3/1/2015

John Dalton, FRS MP (1766 - 1844)

John Dalton from wikipedia John Dalton FRS (6 September 1766 – 27 July 1844) was an English chemist, meteorologist and physicist. He is best known for his pioneering work in the developmen...

1/9/2015

Lloyd Berkner (1905 - 1967)

Lloyd Viel Berkner (February 1, 1905, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – June 4, 1967, in Washington, D.C.) was an American physicist and engineer. He was one of the inventors of the measuring device t...

12/19/2014

Donald Howard Menzel (1901 - 1976)

Donald Howard Menzel (April 11, 1901 – December 14, 1976) was one of the first theoretical astronomers and astrophysicists in the US. He discovered the physical properties of the solar chromos...

12/18/2014

Eugene Odum (1913 - 2002)

Eugene Pleasants Odum (September 17, 1913 – August 10, 2002) was an American biologist at the University of Georgia known for his pioneering work on ecosystem ecology. He and Howard T. Odum wr...

12/14/2014

Howard T. Odum (1924 - 2002)

Howard Thomas Odum (also known as Tom or just H.T.) (1924–2002) was an American ecologist. He is known for his pioneering work on ecosystem ecology, and for his provocative proposals for addit...

12/14/2014

Henry Farnham Perkins (1877 - 1956)

Henry Farnham Perkins (1877–1956) was an American zoologist and eugenicist. Education He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Vermont, Burlington in 1898, received his M.Sc in 1...

12/13/2014

Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was an American electrical engineer who took part (along with Robert Noyce) in the realization of the first integrated circuit while worki...

12/12/2014

Carlo Rubbia OMRI (born on 31 March 1934) is an Italian particle physicist and inventor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Simon van der Meer for work leading to the discovery of the W ...

12/11/2014

Simon van der Meer (24 November 1925 – 4 March 2011) was a Dutch particle accelerator physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Carlo Rubbia for contributions to the CERN proj...

12/11/2014

Wolfgang Paul (August 10, 1913 – December 7, 1993) was a German physicist, who co-developed the non-magnetic quadrupole mass filter which laid the foundation for what we now call an ion trap. He...

12/11/2014

[ . Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. ] (August 27, 1915 – November 4, 2011) was an American physicist who was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Hans G. Dehmelt from University of W...

12/11/2014

Klaus von Klitzing (28 June 1943 in Schroda) is a German physicist known for discovery of the integer quantum Hall Effect, for which he was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics.

12/11/2014

Heinrich Rohrer (6 June 1933 – 16 May 2013) was a Swiss physicist who shared half of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics with Gerd Binnig for the design of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM). T...

12/11/2014

Ernst August Friedrich Ruska (25 December 1906 – 27 May 1988) was a German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for his work in electron optics, including the design of the first...

12/11/2014

Ben Roy Mottelson (born July 9, 1926) is an American-born Danish nuclear physicist. He won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the non-spherical geometry of atomic nuclei. Life and career...

12/10/2014

Samuel Chao Chung Ting (Chinese: 丁肇中; pinyin: Dīng Zhàozhōng; Wade-Giles: Ting Chao-chung) (born January 27, 1936) is an American physicist who received the No...

12/10/2014

Burton Richter (born March 22, 1931) is a Nobel Prize-winning American physicist. He led the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) team which co-discovered the J/ψ meson in 1974, alongside t...

12/10/2014

Sir Martin Ryle FRS (27 September 1918 – 14 October 1984) was an English radio astronomer who developed revolutionary radio telescope systems (see e.g. aperture synthesis) and used them for accu...

12/8/2014

12/8/2014

Reona Esaki (江崎 玲於奈 Esaki Reona, born March 12, 1925), also known as Leo Esaki, is a Japanese physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Ivar Giaeve...

12/8/2014

Leon N Cooper (born February 28, 1930) is an American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, who with John Bardeen and John Robert Schrieffer, developed the BCS theory of superconductivity. He is also the...

12/8/2014

John Robert Schrieffer (born May 31, 1931) is an American physicist and, with John Bardeen and Leon N Cooper, recipient of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics for developing the BCS theory, the first succ...

12/8/2014

Dennis Gabor CBE, FRS (original Hungarian name: Gábor Dénes; 5 June 1900 – 8 February 1979) was a Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist, most notable for inventing ho...

12/7/2014

Alexander Mikhaylovich Prokhorov , or Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov, (Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха0...

12/7/2014

Nikolay Gennadiyevich Basov (Russian: Никола́й Генна́диевич &...

12/7/2014

Julian Seymour Schwinger (February 12, 1918 – July 16, 1994) was a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist. He is best known for his work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics (QED...

12/7/2014

Sin-Itiro Tomonaga (朝永 振一郎 Tomonaga Shin'ichirō?, March 31, 1906 – July 8, 1979) was a Japanese physicist, influential in the development of quantum ele...

12/7/2014

Alfred Kastler (3 May 1902 – 7 January 1984) was a French physicist, and Nobel Prize laureate. Kastler was born in Guebwiller (Alsace, German Empire) and later attended the Lycée Bartho...

12/7/2014

Louis Eugène Félix Néel ForMemRS (22 November 1904 – 17 November 2000) was a French physicist born in Lyon. He studied at the Lycée du Parc in Lyon and was accepted a...

12/7/2014

Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1963 MP (1907 - 1923)

"J. Hans D. Jensen"

Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen (25 June 1907 – 11 February 1973) was a German nuclear physicist. During World War II, he worked on the German nuclear energy project, known as the Uranium Club, in w...

12/6/2014

Maria Goeppert Mayer (June 28, 1906 – February 20, 1972) was a German-born American theoretical physicist, and Nobel laureate in Physics for proposing the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucle...

12/6/2014

Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer (Mößbauer; 31 January 1929 – 14 September 2011) was a German physicist best known for his 1957 discovery of recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence...

12/6/2014

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm (Russian: И́горь Евге́ньевич ТамC...

12/6/2014

Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (Russian: Па́вел Алексе́евич Чер...

12/5/2014

Owen Chamberlain (July 10, 1920 – February 28, 2006) was an American physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics for his discovery, with collaborator Emilio Segrè, of antiprotons, a sub-atom...

12/5/2014

Tsung-Dao (T. D.) Lee, (Chinese: 李政道; pinyin: Lǐ Zhèngdào) (born November 24, 1926) is a Chinese-born American physicist, well known for his work on parity vio...

12/5/2014

Chen-Ning Yang, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1957 MP

"Franklin", "Frank"

Beijing, Beijing, China

Beijing, Beijing, China

Chen-Ning Franklin Yang (born October 1, 1922), also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-dao Lee received ...

12/5/2014

Polykarp Kusch (January 26, 1911 – March 20, 1993) was a German-American physicist. In 1955 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics with Willis Eugene Lamb for his accurate determinat...

12/5/2014

Edward Mills Purcell (August 30, 1912 – March 7, 1997) was an American physicist who shared the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for his independent discovery (published 1946) of nuclear magnetic re...

12/5/2014

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Cecil Frank Powell , FRS (5 December 1903 – 9 August 1969) was a British physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear process...

12/4/2014

Hideki Yukawa ForMemRS FRSE (湯川 秀樹 Yukawa Hideki?, 23 January 1907 – 8 September 1981), was a Japanese theoretical physicist and the first Japanese Nobel laureate. ...

12/4/2014

Clinton Joseph Davisson (October 22, 1881 – February 1, 1958), was an American physicist who won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of electron diffraction in the famous Davisson-...

12/4/2014

Carl David Anderson (September 3, 1905 – January 11, 1991) was an American physicist. He is best known for his discovery of the positron in 1932, an achievement for which he received the 1936 No...

12/4/2014

Victor Francis Hess (24 June 1883 – 17 December 1964) was an Austrian-American physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics, who discovered cosmic rays. Biography[edit] Victor Franz Hess was born ...

12/4/2014

George R. Hill III (1921 - 2001)

George Richard Hill III (November 24, 1921 – April 22, 2001) was an American chemist and a world authority on coal. In his retirement, Hill was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Chris...

12/3/2014

Sir James Chadwick , CH, FRS (20 October 1891 – 24 July 1974) was an English physicist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932. In 1941, he wrote...

12/3/2014

Charles Sibley (1917 - 1998)

Charles Gald Sibley (August 7, 1917 – April 12, 1998) was an American ornithologist and molecular biologist. He had an immense influence on the scientific classification of birds, and the work...

12/2/2014

Howard Ensign Evans (1919 - 2002)

Howard Ensign Evans (February 23, 1919 – July 18, 2002) was an American entomologist who chiefly studied wasps. Early life Born in East Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Archie and Adella ...

12/2/2014

Archie Carr (1909 - 1987)

Archie Fairly Carr, Jr. (June 16, 1909 – May 21, 1987) was an American herpetologist, ecologist and a pioneering conservationist. He was a Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida. In...

12/2/2014

Raymond Carroll Osburn (1872 - 1955)

Raymond Carroll Osburn (1872-1955) was an American zoologist. Osburn was born in 1872. In 1898, he received his bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University, and continued there, earning his Ma...

12/2/2014

Arthur Cleveland Bent (1866 - 1954)

Arthur Cleveland Bent (November 25, 1866 – December 30, 1954) was an American ornithologist. He is notable for his encyclopedic 21-volume work, Life Histories of North American Birds, publishe...

12/2/2014

Henry Bryant Bigelow (1879 - 1967)

Henry Bryant Bigelow (1879–1967) was an American oceanographer and marine biologist. After graduating from Harvard in 1901, he began working with famed ichthyologist Alexander Agassiz. Bigel...

12/2/2014

Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson CB FRS FRSE (2 May 1860 – 21 June 1948) was a Scottish biologist, mathematician, and classics scholar. He was a pioneer of mathematical biology. He went on collec...

12/2/2014