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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...

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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...

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Harvey Fletcher MP (1884 - 1981)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Harvey Fletcher (September 11, 1884 – July 23, 1981) was an American physicist. Known as the "father of stereophonic sound" he is credited with the inventi...

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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...

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Frank Friedman Oppenheimer MP (1912 - 1985)

Frank Friedman Oppenheimer (August 14, 1912 – February 3, 1985) was an American particle physicist, professor of physics at the University of Colorado, and the founder of the Exploratorium in Sa...

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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...

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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...

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Charles Montague Cooke, Jr. (1874 - 1948)

Charles Montague Cooke, Jr. (1874–1948) was an American malacologist who published under the name of C. Montague Cooke or C.M. Cooke. 1910 US census: Charles, aged 35, in Honolulu

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Wesley L. Harris MP

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...

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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...

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Joseph Alexander Henry MP (1797 - 1878)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 – May 13, 1878) was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, as well as a fo...

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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 ...

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Robert Hare MP (1781 - 1858)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Robert Hare (January 17, 1781 – May 15, 1858) was an early American chemist. Hare was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1781. He develope...

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Jared Mason Diamond MP

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Wikipedia Book: "Collapse. How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive" 2005. Jared Mason Diamond (born September 10, 1937) is an American scientist and author best known for his popular science books ...

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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...

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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...

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Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823 - 1887)

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

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Joseph Lykken MP

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...

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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...

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James Cowan Greenway, Jr. (Ornithologist) (1903 - 1989)

In memoriam: James C. Greenway, Jr. 1903-1989 Francois Vuilleumier Department of Ornithology, The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, New York 10024, USA...

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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.

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Samuel Luther Dana (1795 - 1868)

Samuel Luther Dana married 2 willard sisters: Dana, Samuel Luther, chemist, was born in Amherst, N.H., July 11, 1795; son of Capt. Luther and Lucy (Giddings) Dana, and brother of James Freeman Dana...

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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...

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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...

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Ernst David Bergmann MP (1903 - 1975)

Ernst David Bergmann (Hebrew: ארנסט דוד ברגמן‎; born October 1903; died April 6, 1975) was an Israeli n...

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Theodore von Kármán MP (1881 - 1963)

Theodore von Kármán (Hungarian: Szőllőskislaki Kármán Tódor; May 11, 1881 – May 6, 1963) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engi...

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Lise Elise Meitner MP (1878 - 1968)

attempt to make a summery of this text-sea from elsewhere : This eminent Austrian physicist, Lise MEITNER fled Nazi Germany for Sweden in 1938. There, she formulated the concept of nuclear fi...

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Gerhart Friedlander MP (1916 - 2009)

Gerhart Friedlander (born Friedländer, July 28, 1916 – September 6, 2009)[1] was a nuclear chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project. Friedlander was born in Munich, and fled Nazi G...

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Arthur Ernst Eichengrün MP (1867 - 1949)

Arthur Eichengrün (August 13, 1867 – December 23, 1949) was a German Jewish chemist, best known through a controversy about who invented aspirin. Life Arthur Eichengrün was b...

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Dr. Joseph Jakob Goldmark MP (1819 - 1881)

Studied as a physician in Vienna. Accomplished as a chemist, discoverer of red phosphorus. Took part in the 1848 Vienna revolution, and forced to flee to America in 1849. Participated in civil war. 188...

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Otto Robert Frisch MP (1904 - 1979)

Otto Robert Frisch (1 October 1904, Vienna – 22 September 1979), Austrian-British physicist. With his collaborator Rudolf Peierls he designed the first theoretical mechanism for the detonation...

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Victor "Viki" Frederick Weisskopf, Ph.D. MP (1908 - 2002)

Victor Frederick "Viki" Weisskopf (September 19, 1908 – April 22, 2002) was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He did postdoctoral work with Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödi...

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Daniel Mazia MP (1912 - 1996)

Daniel Mazia (December 18, 1912, Scranton, Pennsylvania — June 9, 1996, Monterey, California) was an American cell biologist, best known for his 1951 research with Katsuma Dan that isolated th...

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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’...

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Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt Ph.D. (1853 - 1933)

Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt (February 10, 1853, in Mainz - May 8, 1933, in Salzburg) was a German mineralogist, natural philosopher, and art collector.

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Benjamin Elazari Volcani MP (1915 - 1999)

Benjamin discovered life in the Dead Sea and pioneered biological silicon research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. See extensive article in Wikipedia:...

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Leslie Orgel MP (1927 - 2007)

Leslie Eleazer Orgel FRS[1] (12 January 1927 – 27 October 2007) was a British chemist. Contents [show] Biography[edit] Born in London, England, Orgel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in ...

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Jerome Horwitz MP (c.1919 - 2012)

Jerome Phillip Horwitz (January 16, 1919 – September 6, 2012)[1][2] was an American scientist; his affiliations included the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Wayne State University S...

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Prof. Hans Goldschmidt MP (1861 - 1923)

Johannes Wilhelm "Hans" Goldschmidt (January 18, 1861 – May 21, 1923) was a German chemist. Born in Berlin, he was a student of Robert Bunsen. His father, Theodor Goldschmidt, was the founde...

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Ferdinand Julius Cohn MP (1828 - 1898)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Ferdinand Julius Cohn (24 January 1828 – 25 June 1898) was a German biologist. He is one of the founders of modern bacteriology and microbiology. Ferdina...

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Hans von Halban MP (1908 - 1964)

Hans von Halban (Leipzig, 24 January 1908 – Paris, 28 November 1964) was a French physicist, of Austrian-Jewish descent. Contents [show] [edit]Family He was descended on his father's side fr...

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Israel Zinberg MP (1873 - c.1939)

Tsinberg, Yisroel (1873–1939), historian of Jewish literature; chemist. Yisroel Tsinberg, also known as Sergei Lazarevich Tsinberg (often spelled Zinberg in English sources), received a tradit...

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Kornél Cornelius Lánczos (Löwy) MP (1893 - 1974)

""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" Very important: Cornelius Lanczos preceeded Werner Heisenberg in inventing Quantum Mechanic...

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Ralph Asher Alpher (1921 - 2007)

Ralph Asher Alpher (February 3, 1921 – August 12, 2007)[1][2] was an American cosmologist. Contents [show] Childhood and education[edit] Alpher was the son of a Belarusian Jewish immigrant, ...

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Leó Szilárd MP (1898 - 1964)

Leó Szilárd was a Hungarian-American physicist and inventor who conceived the nuclear chain reaction… Leó Szilárd , Szilárd Leó, Leo Spitz until age 2...

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Heinrich Rudolf Hertz MP (1857 - 1894)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 22, 1857 – January 1, 1894) was a German physicist who clarified and expanded the electromagnetic theory of light that had ...

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Ernst Julius Cohen MP (1869 - 1944)

Ernst Julius Cohen ForMemRS[1] (March 7, 1869 – March 5, 1944) was a Dutch Jewish chemist known for his work on the allotropy of metals. Cohen studied chemistry under Svante Arrhenius in Sto...

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Ernest Courant MP

Ernest Courant, Father of Modern Particle Accelerators, Receives 2007 UR Distinguished Scholar Award Ernest Courant (UR Physics PhD 1943), emeritus distinguished scientist at Brookhaven National La...

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Jack David Dunitz MP

Jack David Dunitz (born 29 March 1923, Glasgow) FRS is a British chemist and widely known chemical crystallographer. He was Professor of Chemical Crystallography at the ETH Zurich from 1957 until his...

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Edward Drinker Cope (1840 - 1897)

Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American paleontologist and comparative anatomist, as well as a noted herpetologist and ichthyologist. He was a founder of the Neo...

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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...

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Adelbert Ames, Jr. (1880 - 1955)

. Adelbert Ames, Jr. (August 19, 1880 – 1955) was an American scientist who made contributions to physics, physiology, ophthalmology, psychology, and philosophy. He pioneered the study of phys...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Willard Harrison Bennett (1903 - 1987)

Willard Harrison Bennett (June 13, 1903 – September 28, 1987) was a scientist and inventor, born in Findlay, Ohio. Bennett conducted research into plasma physics, astrophysics, geophysics, sur...

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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...

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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...

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Constantin Hering MP (1800 - 1880)

Doctor of Medicine 1826, graduated with the highest honours of the university. Acknowledged devotion to homeopathy. He taught natural sciences and mathmatics in the Blochmann Institute in Dresden, and ...

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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 ...

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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&#...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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James Brown Herreshoff (1834 - 1930)

James Brown Herreshoff (1834–1930) was an American inventor and chemist who developed first internal-combustion coaphtha-driven motorcycles, invented coil-stream boiler, keels used on racing y...

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John Brown Francis Herreshoff (1850 - 1932)

John Brown Francis Herreshoff, Ph.D. (February 7, 1850 - January 30, 1932) was the first President of the American Chemical Society and second winner of the Perkin Medal. Biography He was born on...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Henri de Boulainvilliers MP (1658 - 1722)

Anne Gabriel Henri Bernard, comte de Boulainvilliers , comte de Saint-Saire, né à Saint-Saire le 11 octobre 1658 et mort à Paris le 23 janvier 1722, est un historien et astrologue ...

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Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle MP (1657 - 1757)

Bernard Le Bouyer (ou Le Bovier) de Fontenelle , né à Rouen le 11 février 1657 et mort, presque centenaire, à Paris le 9 janvier 1757, est un écrivain et scientifique...

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Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon MP (1707 - 1788)

Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon , né à Montbard le 7 septembre 1707 et mort à Paris le 16 avril 17881, est un naturaliste, mathématicien, biologiste, cosmologiste, ph...

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André Marie Ampère MP (1775 - 1836)

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Sir Otto Frankel MP (1900 - 1998)

Birth record Sir Otto Herzberg Frankel (4 November 1900, Vienna-21 November 1998, Canberra) was an Austrian-born Australian geneticist. In the 1960s and 1970s he was among the first to warn of the ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Jack St. Clair Kirby, Nobel Prize in Physics, 2000 MP (1923 - 2005)

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...

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Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1984 MP

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 ...

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Simon van der Meer, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1984 MP (1925 - 2011)

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...

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Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1981 MP (1921 - 1999)

I was born in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.A. on May 5, 1921. My father had come from Europe a decade earlier. He left his home in Riga to study electrical engineering at Darmstadt, but arrived too late...

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Wolfgang Paul, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1989 MP (1913 - 1993)

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...

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Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr., Nobel Prize in Physics, 1989 MP (1915 - 2011)

[ . 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...

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William Alfred Fowler, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1983 MP (1911 - 1995)

William Alfred "Willie" Fowler (/ˈfaʊlər/; August 9, 1911 – March 14, 1995) was an American nuclear physicist, later astrophysicist, who, with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar won...

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Klaus von Klitzing, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1985 MP

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.

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Heinrich Rohrer, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1986 MP (1933 - 2013)

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...

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Ernst August Ruska, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1986 MP (1906 - 1988)

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...

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