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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, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1965 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 MP (1874 - 1929)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Clemens Peter Freiherr von Pirquet (May 12, 1874 – February 28, 1929) was an Austrian scientist and pediatrician best known for his contributions to the fi...

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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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Simon Stevin MP (1548 - 1620)

Simon Stevin (1548/49 – 1620) was a Flemish mathematician and military engineer. He was active in a great many areas of science and engineering, both theoretical and practical. Stevin wrote hi...

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John Motley Morehead III (1870 - 1965)

John Motley Morehead III (November 3, 1870 – January 7, 1965) was a chemist whose work provided much of the foundation for the business of Union Carbide Corporation. He was a noted philanthrop...

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Gustave Eiffel MP (1832 - 1923)

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel , né Bönickhausen1 le 15 décembre 1832 à Dijon et mort le 27 décembre 1923 à Paris, est un ingénieur, un industriel franç...

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Augustin Louis Cauchy MP (1789 - 1857)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary "...Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy (21 August 1789 – 23 May 1857; was a French mathematician who was an early pioneer of analysis. He started the project of formula...

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Jacques Lucien MONOD, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1965 MP (1910 - 1976)

Jacques Lucien Monod (9 February 1910 – 31 May 1976) was a French biologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965, sharing it with François Jacob and Andre Lwoff...

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Jean Edmond Cyrus Rostand MP (1894 - 1977)

Jean Edmond Cyrus Rostand , né le 30 octobre 1894 à Paris (17e arrondissement) et mort le 4 septembre 1977 à Ville-d'Avray (Hauts-de-Seine)1, est un écrivain, moraliste, bio...

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Fulgence Marie Auguste Bienvenüe MP (1852 - 1936)

Fulgence Marie Auguste Bienvenüe , né le 27 janvier 1852 à Uzel (Côtes-du-Nord) et mort le 3 août 1936 à Paris, fut un inspecteur général des Pon...

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Maurice, VI. duc de Broglie MP (1875 - 1960)

Louis-César-Victor-Maurice, duc de Broglie , né à Paris 8e le 27 avril 1875 et mort à Neuilly-sur-Seine le 14 juillet 19601, fils de Victor de Broglie (1846-1906), est un ph...

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Pierre Joseph Bernard Pelletier MP (1788 - 1842)

Inventor of Quinine Directeur de l'ecole de pharmacie de Paris, Decouvre la quinine et la strichnine Pierre-Joseph Pelletier est né à Paris, le 22 mars 1788, et était le petit-...

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Arno Allan Penzias, Nobel Prize in Physics 1978 MP

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Arno Penzias Website Biography Arno Allan Penzias (born 26 April 1933) is an American physicist and Nobel laureate in physics. Penzias was born in Munich, Germany, the son of Justine (né...

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Claude-Louis Berthollet MP (1748 - 1822)

Claude Louis Berthollet (né à Talloires, en duché de Savoie, alors État du royaume de Sardaigne, le 9 décembre 1748 et mort à Arcueil le 6 novembre 1822) est u...

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Joseph-Louis Lagrange MP (1735 - 1813)

Joseph-Louis Lagrange born Giuseppe Lodovico (Luigi) Lagrangia, born January 25, 1736 died April 10, 1813, buried in the Panthéon Joseph-Louis Lagrang, was a mathematician and astronomer, who ...

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Pierre Simon de Laplace MP (1749 - 1827)

Pierre-Simon Laplace From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about Pierre-Simon Laplace. Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749–1827). Posthumous portrai...

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Henri Poincaré MP (1854 - 1912)

Henri Poincaré est un mathématicien, physicien, philosophe et ingénieur français né le 29 avril 1854 à Nancy et mort le 17 juillet 1912 à Paris. Il a r&...

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Leonardo da Vinci MP (1452 - 1519)

Leonardo da Vinci Most famous Works: Mona Lisa , The Last Supper , The Vitruvian Man Discovery of a New Selfportrait of Leonardo da Vinci?

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Louis J. Thénard MP (1777 - 1857)

Louis Jacques Thénard (4 May 1777 in the village of La Louptière, Aube - 21 June 1857 in Paris), was a French chemist. Links Louis Jacques Thénard

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Jacques Benveniste MP (1935 - 2004)

- Web site / Site Web: - Jacques Benveniste (12 mars 1935 - 3 octobre 2004), médecin et immunologiste français, connu du grand public pour avoir publié en 1988 des travaux de rec...

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Paul Langevin (1872 - 1946)

Paul Langevin , né à Paris 18e le 23 janvier 1872 et décédé dans cette même ville (5e arrondissement) le 19 décembre 19461, est un physicien franç...

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William Rowan Hamilton MP (1805 - 1865)

William Rowan Hamilton Hamilton became professor of astronomy at TCD and royal astronomer of Ireland. Hamilton was a prodigy and knew 13 languages by the age of 9. He introduced the terms ‘sca...

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John Thomas Gulick (1832 - 1923)

John Thomas Gulick (1832–1923) was an American missionary and naturalist. He is credited with some of the first modern evolutionary study, starting with a collection of Hawaiian land snails. ...

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Rosalind Venetia Fox Pitt-Rivers (1907 - 1990)

Rosalind Venetia Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers, née Rosalind Venetia Henley (4 March 1907 – 14 January 1990) was a biochemist and Fellow of the Royal Society. Life and work She was born ...

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Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron Lilford (1833 - 1896)

Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron Lilford (18 March 1833 – 17 June 1896), was a British aristocrat and ornithologist. Lilford was the eldest son of Thomas Powys, 3rd Baron Lilford, and Hon...

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John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley (1798 - 1867)

John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley FRS FRAS (5 August 1798 – 27 October 1867) was an English astronomer. Wrottesley was the son of John Wrottesley, 1st Baron Wrottesley, and his first w...

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Sándor Ferenczi MP (1873 - 1933)

Sándor_Ferenczi Sandor Ferenczi timeline ‪ The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi: 1908-1914‬ By Sigmund Freud, Sándor Ferenczi

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Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1951 (1897 - 1968)

Sir John Douglas Cockcroft OM KCB CBE FRS (27 May 1897 – 18 September 1967 ) was a British physicist. He shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics for splitting the atomic nucleus with Ernest Walto...

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Oliver Wolcott Gibbs MP (1822 - 1908)

electrogravimetric analyses, 1st -------------------- Oliver Wolcott Gibbs (February 21, 1822 – December 9, 1908) was an American chemist. He is known for performing the first electrogravime...

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Antoine Henri Becquerel, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1903 MP (1852 - 1908)

Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the discoverer of radioactivity along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie,...

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Richard Archbold (1907 - 1976)

Richard Archbold (April 9, 1907 – August 1, 1976) was an American zoologist, explorer, and philanthropist. He was independently wealthy, being the grandson of the capitalist John Dustin Archbo...

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Julian Sorell Huxley (1887 - 1975)

Julian Huxley Julian Huxley as Fellow of New College, Oxford 1922 Born 22 June 1887 (1887-06-22) London Died 14 February 1975 (1975-02-15) (aged 87) Residence London Nationality British Fields ...

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Lyman S. Spitzer, Jr. (1914 - 1997)

Lyman Strong Spitzer, Jr. (June 26, 1914 – March 31, 1997) was an American theoretical physicist and astronomer best known for his research in star formation, plasma physics, and in 1946, for co...

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David Rittenhouse, Astronomer (1732 - 1796)

DAR #A096491 David Rittenhouse (April 8, 1732 – June 26, 1796) was a renowned American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman and public o...

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John Clarkson Jay (1808 - 1891)

John Clarkson Jay (11 September 1808 New York City – 15 November 1891 Rye, New York) was a United States physician and conchologist. Life and career He was the son of Peter A. Jay and ...

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Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet MP (1792 - 1871)

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet KCB DCL FRS FRSE FLS PRGS PBA MRIA (22 February 1792 – 22 October 1871) was a Scottish geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian sys...

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Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor MP (1847 - 1931)

Thomas Edison ACS Landmark Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced lif...

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Sir Edmond Halley II, FRS MP (1656 - 1742)

Edmond Halley FRS Biography from: Biography of Edmond Halleyl Edmond (or Edmund) Halley's father was also called Edmond (or Edmund) Halley. He came from a Derbyshire family and was a wealthy so...

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Roger A. Morse (1927 - 2000)

Roger A. Morse, Ph.D. (July 5, 1927 - May 12, 2000) was a bee biologist who taught many beekeepers both the rudiments and the finer practices, through his research and publications. During his long c...

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John Henry Comstock (1849 - 1931)

John Henry Comstock (1849–1931) was an eminent researcher in entomology and arachnology and a leading educator. His work provided the basis for classification of butterflies, moths, and scale ...

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Ted Taylor (1925 - 2004)

) Theodore Brewster Taylor (July 11, 1925 – October 28, 2004), was a Mexican-born, American theoretical physicist and prominent nuclear weapon designer who later in life became a nuclear disar...

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Major Chapman Grant (1887 - 1983)

Chapman Grant (March 27, 1887, Salem Center, New York - January 5, 1983, Escondido, California) was an American herpetologist, historian, and publisher. He was the last living grandson of United Stat...

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Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (1919 - 1971)

Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai, (left) Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and head of India's Department of Atomic Energy and Dr. Thomas O. Paine, NASA Administrator, sign an agreement t...

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Albert S. Bickmore (1839 - 1914)

Albert Smith Bickmore (March 1, 1839 – August 12, 1914) was an American naturalist and one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History. Childhood Bickmore was born in the...

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Titian Ramsay Peale (1799 - 1885)

Titian Ramsay Peale (November 2, 1799 – March 13, 1885) was a noted American artist, naturalist, entomologist and photographer. He was the sixteenth child and youngest son of noted American na...

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Homi Jehangir Bhabha MP (1909 - 1966)

Homi Jehangir Bhabha, FRS (Hindi: होमी भाभा; 30 October 1909 – 24 January 1966) was an Indian nuclear physicist, founding director, and pr...

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Charles Augustus Young (1834 - 1908)

Charles Augustus Young (December 15, 1834 – January 4, 1908) one of the foremost solar spectroscopist astronomers in the United States, died of pneumonia after a brief illness, at his home in ...

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Rudolf "Rudi" Vrba MP (1924 - 2006)

Dr. Rudolf Vrba's Biography Heroic Mastermind of the Legendary Vrba-Wetzler report Deaf Ears, Blind Eyes . Holocaust Archives ------------------------------------ New York Times

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Chandrasekhara Subrahmanyan Iyer, Nobel Prize in Physice 1983 MP (1910 - 1995)

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS (i/ˌtʃʌndrəˈʃeɪkɑr/; Tamil: சுப்பிரமணி ...

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C.V. Raman MP (1888 - 1970)

C.V. Raman Nobel Laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Rāman, FRS, (Tamil: சந்திரசேகர வெங்�...

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Elmer Samuel Riggs (1869 - 1963)

Elmer Samuel Riggs (January 23, 1869 – March 25, 1963) was an American paleontologist known for his work with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. He was born in Trafalgar, ...

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Britton Chance (1913 - 2010)

Britton Chance (July 24, 1913 – November 16, 2010) was the Eldridge Reeves Johnson University Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Biophysics, as well as Professor Emeritus of Physical Chemi...

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Samuel George Morton (1799 - 1851)

Samuel George Morton (1799–1851) was an American physician and natural scientist. Morton, reared a Quaker but became Episcopalian in midlife, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and gradua...

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Alexander Duncan Langmeier (1910 - 1993)

Alexander Duncan Langmuir (12 September 1910 – 22 November 1993) was an American epidemiologist. He is renowned for creating the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Biography Alexander D. L...

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Alan T. Waterman (1892 - 1967)

Alan Tower Waterman (June 4, 1892 – November 30, 1967) was an American physicist. Born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, he grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts. His father was a professor...

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Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles (1867 - 1941)

Charles Wardell Stiles (May 15, 1867 – January 24, 1941) was an American parasitologist born in Spring Valley, New York. Biography He studied at Wesleyan University in Connecticut (188...

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Cleveland Abbe MP (1838 - 1916)

Cleveland Abbe (December 3, 1838 – October 28, 1916) was an American meteorologist and advocate of time zones. While director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Cincinnati, Ohio, he developed a ...

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Karl Taylor Compton (1887 - 1954)

Karl Taylor Compton (September 14, 1887 – June 22, 1954) was a prominent American physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1930 to 1948. The early ye...

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Daniel Moreau Barringer, Jr. (1860 - 1929)

Daniel Moreau Barringer (May 25, 1860 – November 30, 1929) was a geologist best known as the first person to prove the existence of an impact crater on the Earth, the Meteor Crater in Arizona. T...

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Ernest Ingersoll (1852 - 1946)

Ernest Ingersoll (March 13, 1852—November 13, 1946) was a renowned American naturalist, writer and explorer. A native of Monroe, Michigan, Ingersoll studied for a time at Oberlin College a...

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Roger Adams (1889 - 1971)

Roger Adams (January 2, 1889 – July 6, 1971) was an American organic chemist. He is best known for the eponymous Adams' catalyst, and his work did much to determine the composition of naturall...

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William Wallace Campbell (1862 - 1938)

William Wallace Campbell (11 April 1862 – 14 June 1938) was an American astronomer, and director of Lick Observatory from 1900 to 1930. He specialized in spectroscopy. Biography He was bor...

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Percy Williams Bridgman, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1946 MP (1882 - 1961)

Percy Williams Bridgman (21 April 1882 – 20 August 1961) was an American physicist who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures. He also wrote extensivel...

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Major Charles E. Woodworth, Ph.D. (1897 - 1966)

Major Charles E. Woodworth, Ph.D., (1897–1966), served as a major in the United States Army during World War II and as an entomologist for the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultu...

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Charles W. Woodworth (1865 - 1940)

Charles W. Woodworth (April 28, 1865 – November 19, 1940) was an American entomologist. He founded the Entomology Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and made many valuable c...

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Clarence Rivers King (1842 - 1901)

Clarence R. King (January 6, 1842 – December 24, 1901) was an American geologist, mountaineer, and art critic. First director of the United States Geological Survey, from 1879 to 1881, King wa...

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J. Willard Gibbs MP (1839 - 1903)

Josiah Willard Gibbs (February 11, 1839 – April 28, 1903) was an American scientist who made important theoretical contributions to physics, chemistry, and mathematics. His work on the applica...

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Henrietta Swan Leavitt MP (1868 - 1921)

Henrietta Swan Leavitt (July 4, 1868 – December 12, 1921) was an American astronomer. A graduate of Radcliffe College, in 1893 Leavitt started working at the Harvard College Observatory as a "...

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Isabel Bassett Wasson (1897 - 1994)

Isabel Bassett Wasson (1897–1994) was one of the first female petroleum geologists in the United States, the first female ranger at Yellowstone National Park, and also one of the first interpr...

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Rebecca Lancefield (1895 - 1981)

Rebecca Craighill Lancefield (January 5, 1895 – March 3, 1981) was a prominent American microbiologist. She joined the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York in 1918, and was a...

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Frank Scott Hogg (1904 - 1951)

Frank Scott Hogg (June 26, 1904 – January 1, 1951) was born to Dr. James Scott Hogg and Ida Barberon in Preston, Ontario. After earning and undergraduate degree from the University of Toro...

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Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905 - 1993)

Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg, CC (1 August 1905 – 28 January 1993) was a prolific astronomer noted for her research into globular clusters. She is best remembered for her astronomy column, which ...

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Margaret Morse Nice (1883 - 1974)

Margaret Morse Nice (December 6, 1883 – June 26, 1974) was an American ornithologist who made an extensive study of the life history of the Song Sparrow and was author of Studies in the Life H...

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Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849 - 1934)

Cornelia Maria Clapp (March 17, 1849 - December 31, 1934) was an American zoologist and academic specializing in marine biology. Born in Montague, Massachusetts, Clapp was educated at Mount Holyo...

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Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor OM (1886 - 1975)

Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor OM (7 March 1886 – 27 June 1975) was a British physicist, mathematician and expert on fluid dynamics and wave theory. His biographer and one-time student, George Bat...

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Julia Anna Gardner (1882 - 1960)

Julia Anna Gardner (January 26, 1882–November 15, 1960), a geologist with the United States Geological Survey for 32 years, was known worldwide for her work in stratigraphy and mollusc paleont...

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Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898 - 1979)

Katharine Burr Blodgett (January 10, 1898 – October 12, 1979) was the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Cambridge in 1926. After receiving her master's degree, sh...

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Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1924 MP (1886 - 1978)

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1924 was awarded to Manne Siegbahn "for his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy". Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn was born on the 3rd of December, 1886, a...

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Kai Manne Börje Siegbahn, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1981 MP (1918 - 2007)

Kai Manne Börje Siegbahn (20 April 1918 – 20 July 2007) was a Swedish physicist. Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1981 (Jointly) "for his contribution to the development of high-resolution elec...

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Charles Édouard Guillaume, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1920 MP (1861 - 1938)

Charles Édouard Guillaume (15 February 1861, Fleurier, Switzerland – 13 May 1938, Sèvres, France) was a Swiss physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1920, "in recogni...

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Wilhelm Carl Werner Otto Fritz Franz Wien, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1911 MP (1864 - 1928)

Wilhelm Carl Werner Otto Fritz Franz Wien (13 January 1864 – 30 August 1928) was a German physicist who, in 1893, used theories about heat and electromagnetism to deduce Wien's displacement law,...

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Otto Stern, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1943 MP (1888 - 1969)

Otto Stern (17 February 1888 – 17 August 1969) was a German physicist and Nobel laureate in physics in 1943, "for his contribution to the development of the molecular ray method and his discover...

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