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American Association for the Advancement of Science

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

"Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 272 affiliated societies and academies of science and publishes the peer-reviewed general science journal Science. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to advance science and serve society through initiatives that include science policy, international programs, science education, and public understanding of science."

Official Website:
http://www.aaas.org/

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
20-Sep-1848

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger Adams
Chemist
2-Jan-1889 6-Jul-1971 Organic chemist at Illinois
Walter S. Adams
Astronomer
20-Dec-1876 11-May-1956 Long-time director of Mt. Wilson Observatory
Ilesanmi Adesida
Educator
c. 1949   Dean, College of Engineering, UIUC
Robert Adler
Physicist
4-Dec-1913 15-Feb-2007 Invented wireless remote control
Peter Agre
Biologist
30-Jan-1949   Water channels of cell membranes
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Carl David Anderson
Physicist
3-Sep-1905 11-Jan-1991 Discovered the positron, mu-meson
Daniel I. Arnon
Biologist
14-Nov-1910 20-Dec-1994 Photophosphorylation
Kenneth J. Arrow
Economist
23-Aug-1921   Social Choice and Individual Values
Julius Axelrod
Chemist
30-May-1912 29-Dec-2004 Research of neurotransmitters
Harold D. Babcock
Astronomer
24-Jan-1882 8-Apr-1968 Solar radiation
Leo Baekeland
Scientist
14-Nov-1863 23-Feb-1944 Father of plastics
David Baltimore
Biologist
7-Mar-1938   Co-Discoverer, reverse transcriptase
Paul Baran
Engineer
29-Apr-1926 26-Mar-2011 Packet-sharing in computer communications
Harry Barnes
Diplomat
5-Jun-1926 9-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Chile, 1985-88
George Beadle
Scientist
22-Oct-1903 9-Jun-1989 One gene, one enzyme theory
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
Robert J. Birgeneau
Educator
1942   Chancellor, UC Berkeley
George David Birkhoff
Mathematician
21-Mar-1884 12-Nov-1944 Modern theory of dynamical systems
Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Scientist
26-Nov-1948   Co-Discoverer of telomerase
David H. Blackwell
Mathematician
24-Apr-1919 8-Jul-2010 Bayesian statistics
Erich Bloch
Business
9-Jan-1925   Director of NSF, 1984-90
Gene D. Block
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, UCLA
Grady Booch
Computer Programmer
27-Feb-1955   Unified Modeling Language
Kim Bottomly
Educator
c. 1947   President, Wellesley College
Kenneth E. Boulding
Economist
18-Jan-1910 18-Mar-1993 The Image: Knowledge of Life in Society
Ben Bova
Author
28-Nov-1932   Science fiction writer
H. Kent Bowen
Educator
c. 1941   Baker Foundation Professor at HBS
Herbert W. Boyer
Biologist
10-Jul-1936   Recombinant DNA, first synthetic insulin
John Brademas
Politician
2-Mar-1927   Congressman from Indiana, 1959-81
Walter H. Brattain
Physicist
10-Feb-1902 13-Oct-1987 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Gregory Breit
Physicist
14-Jul-1899 11-Sep-1981 Proton-proton dispersion
Percy Williams Bridgman
Physicist
21-Apr-1882 20-Aug-1961 High-pressure physics
Wallace R. Brode
Chemist
12-Jun-1900 10-Aug-1974 Absorption spectra of dyes
William R. Brody
Educator
4-Jan-1944   President, Salk Institute
Cleanth Brooks
Critic
16-Oct-1906 10-May-1994 The Well Wrought Urn
Rodney Brooks
Scientist
30-Dec-1954   Robotics and artificial intelligence researcher
Dirk Brouwer
Astronomer
1-Sep-1902 31-Jan-1966 Celestial mechanics
John Seely Brown
Business
c. 1940   Director of Xerox PARC, 1990-2000
Linda B. Buck
Biologist
29-Jan-1947   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Luther Burbank
Botanist
7-Mar-1849 11-Apr-1926 Botanist and plant breeder
E. Margaret Burbidge
Astronomer
12-Aug-1919   Synthesis of the elements in stars
Ernest Burgess
Sociologist
16-May-1886 27-Dec-1966 Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Frank Macfarlane Burnet
Scientist
3-Sep-1899 31-Aug-1985 Acquired immunological tolerance
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Helen Caldicott
Activist
7-Aug-1938   Anti-nuclear crusader
George Campbell, Jr.
Educator
2-Dec-1945   President of the Cooper Union
William W. Campbell
Astronomer
11-Apr-1862 14-Jun-1938 Stellar Motions
Claude R. Canizares
Physicist
1945   Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Mario Capecchi
Scientist
6-Oct-1937   Knock-out mice
Anton J. Carlson
Biologist
29-Jan-1875 2-Sep-1956 The Machinery of the Body
Leonard Carmichael
Educator
9-Nov-1898 16-Sep-1973 Smithsonian Chief, 1953-64
Richard Celeste
Politician
11-Nov-1937   Governor of Ohio, 1983-91
Vint Cerf
Scientist
23-Jun-1943   Co-Designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Owen Chamberlain
Physicist
10-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2006 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Noam Chomsky
Linguist
7-Dec-1928   Linguist, dissident intellectual
Alonzo Church
Mathematician
14-Jun-1903 11-Aug-1995 Lambda calculus, Church-Turing thesis
John Clarke
Physicist
10-Feb-1942   Superconducting quantum interference
Stanley N. Cohen
Biologist
17-Feb-1935   Recombinant DNA
Thomas W. Cole, Jr.
Educator
c. 1941   President of Clark Atlanta, 1989-2002
Mary Sue Coleman
Educator
2-Oct-1943   President, University of Michigan
Francis Collins
Scientist
14-Apr-1950   Human Genome Project
Barry Commoner
Biologist
28-May-1917   Science and Survival
Arthur H. Compton
Physicist
10-Sep-1892 15-Mar-1962 Discovered the Compton Effect
Edward Condon
Physicist
2-Mar-1902 26-Mar-1974 Quantum Mechanics
William D. Coolidge
Physicist
23-Oct-1873 4-Feb-1975 Tungsten filaments and Coolidge tubes
Leon N. Cooper
Physicist
28-Feb-1930   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Elias James Corey
Chemist
12-Jul-1928   Retrosynthetic analysis
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Emilio Daddario
Politician
24-Sep-1918 6-Jul-2010 Congressman from Connecticut, 1959-71
Gerard Debreu
Economist
4-Jul-1921 31-Dec-2004 Supply and demand theorist
Johann Deisenhofer
Chemist
30-Sep-1943   Proteins of photosynthesis
W. Edwards Deming
Mathematician
14-Oct-1900 20-Dec-1993 Quality Control guru
Peter Diamond
Economist
29-Apr-1940   Diamond paradox in economics
Henry Draper
Astronomer
7-Mar-1837 20-Nov-1882 Early astrophotographer
James J. Duderstadt
Educator
5-Dec-1942   President, University of Michigan, 1988-96
Frank H. Easterbrook
Judge
3-Sep-1948   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Gerald M. Edelman
Scientist
1-Jul-1929   Chemical structure of antibodies
Vernon Ehlers
Politician
6-Feb-1934   Congressman from Michigan, 1993-2011
Paul R. Ehrlich
Scientist
29-May-1932   The Population Bomb
Gertrude B. Elion
Scientist
23-Jan-1918 21-Feb-1999 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, AIDS
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Martha J. Farah
Psychologist
c. 1955   Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, UPenn
Enrico Fermi
Physicist
29-Sep-1901 29-Nov-1954 First controlled nuclear chain reaction
Richard Feynman
Physicist
11-May-1918 15-Feb-1988 Surely he's joking
Val Fitch
Physicist
10-Mar-1923   Time not necessarily reversible
Lee De Forest
Inventor
26-Aug-1873 30-Jun-1961 Inventor of the Audion vacuum tube
Marye Anne Fox
Educator
9-Dec-1947   Chancellor, UC San Diego
Joseph S. Francisco
Chemist
1955   Atmospheric chemist
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
R. Buckminster Fuller
Architect
12-Jul-1895 1-Jul-1983 Futurist, invented the geodesic dome
Owen K. Garriott
Astronaut
22-Nov-1930   Skylab, Spacelab astronaut
Alice P. Gast
Educator
25-May-1958   President, Lehigh University
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
Michael Gershon
Scientist
c. 1936   Gut neurobiology
Riccardo Giacconi
Astronomer
6-Oct-1931   Discovered cosmic X-ray sources
Sheldon Glashow
Physicist
5-Dec-1932   Electroweak Theory
Parris Glendening
Politician
11-Jun-1942   Governor of Maryland, 1995-2003
Robert Goddard
Scientist
5-Oct-1882 10-Aug-1945 Father of modern rocketry
Maurice Goldhaber
Physicist
18-Apr-1911 11-May-2011 Neutrons
Lee Goldman
Doctor
6-Jan-1948   Goldman Index for cardiac risk
Richard J. Goldstein
Engineer
c. 1936   Fluid mechanics
Mary L. Good
Educator
20-Jun-1931   Donaghey Professor, U. Arkansas
Stephen Jay Gould
Biologist
10-Sep-1941 20-May-2002 Evolutionary scientist
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
31-Oct-1935   Mathematician, Computer Scientist
Donald P. Greenberg
Educator
c. 1933   Prof. of Computer Graphics, Cornell
Carol W. Greider
Scientist
15-Apr-1961   Co-Discoverer of telomerase
Zvi Griliches
Economist
12-Sep-1930 4-Nov-1999 Technology, Education, and Productivity
Amiram Grinvald
Scientist
c. 1949   High-resolution optical imaging
David J. Gross
Physicist
19-Feb-1941   Deep structure of matter
Alan Guth
Physicist
27-Feb-1947   Inflationary theory of cosmology
Asaph Hall
Astronomer
15-Oct-1829 22-Nov-1907 Discovered the moons of Mars
Edwin Hall
Physicist
7-Nov-1855 20-Nov-1938 Discovered the Hall Effect
Margaret A. Hamburg
Government
1955   FDA Commissioner
Robert Hare
Chemist
17-Jan-1781 15-May-1858 Hydrostatic blow-pipe and spiritoscope
Clare M. Hasler
Educator
c. 1957   Director, Robert Mondavi Institute
William R. Hearst III
Business
c. 1950   San Francisco Examiner Editor, 1984-95
Melville J. Herskovits
Anthropologist
10-Sep-1895 25-Feb-1963 The Myth of the Negro Past
James Hillier
Physicist
22-Aug-1915 15-Jan-2007 Electron microscope
Susan Hockfield
Educator
24-Mar-1951   President of MIT
Alan L. Hodgkin
Scientist
5-Feb-1914 20-Dec-1998 Electrical impulses in nerves
Bert Hölldobler
Zoologist
25-Jun-1936   Social organizations in insects
Robert W. Holley
Scientist
28-Jan-1922 11-Feb-1993 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Rush Holt
Politician
15-Oct-1948   Congressman, New Jersey 12th
Leroy Hood
Biologist
10-Oct-1938   Systems biology and Human Genome Project
Grace Murray Hopper
Computer Programmer
9-Dec-1906 1-Jan-1992 Computer programming pioneer
Fred Hoyle
Astronomer
24-Jun-1915 20-Aug-2001 Opposed the Big Bang but named it
Evelyn Hu
Physicist
c. 1947   Nanoscale device fabrication
Russell A. Hulse
Physicist
28-Nov-1950   Co-Discovered first binary pulsar
Frederic Eugene Ives
Inventor
17-Feb-1856 27-May-1937 Halftone process
Shirley A. Jackson
Physicist
5-Aug-1946   NRC Chairman, 1995-99
Mae C. Jemison
Astronaut
17-Oct-1956   First African-American woman in space
Franklyn G. Jenifer
Educator
26-Mar-1939   President of UT-Dallas, 1994-2003
Donald Johanson
Anthropologist
28-Jun-1943   Discovered "Lucy" fossils
Michael M. E. Johns
Educator
c. 1941   Chancellor, Emory University
Anita K. Jones
Educator
c. 1942   Professor at University of Virginia
Dale W. Jorgenson
Economist
7-May-1933   Economist at Harvard
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Joseph M. Juran
Scientist
24-Dec-1904 28-Feb-2008 The Pareto Principle
Paul G. Kaminski
Military
16-Sep-1942   CEO of Technovation, Inc.
James E. Keeler
Astronomer
10-Sep-1857 12-Aug-1900 Composition of Saturn's rings
John Harvey Kellogg
Doctor
26-Feb-1852 14-Dec-1943 Battle Creek Sanitarium
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Donald Kennedy
Educator
18-Aug-1931   Editor-in-Chief of Science
Donald M. Kerr
Government
c. 1941   Deputy Director, US National Intelligence
Jay Keyworth
Physicist
c. 1939   Science advisor to Reagan
Jeremy R. Knowles
Business
1935   Chemistry Professor, Harvard University
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Irving Kristol
Columnist
22-Jan-1920 18-Sep-2009 Influential neocon
Paul Kurtz
Philosopher
21-Dec-1925   The pope of unbelievers
Polykarp Kusch
Physicist
26-Jan-1911 20-Mar-1993 Magnetic moment of the electron
Simon Kuznets
Economist
30-Apr-1901 8-Jul-1985 National Income and Its Composition
Samuel P. Langley
Astronomer
22-Aug-1834 2-Feb-1906 Heavier-than-air flying machine
Irving Langmuir
Chemist
31-Jan-1881 16-Aug-1957 Inventor of the high-vacuum tube
Richmond Lattimore
Poet
6-May-1906 26-Feb-1984 Translator of Iliad and Odyssey
Robert B. Laughlin
Physicist
1-Nov-1950   Fractional quantum Hall effect
Paul C. Lauterbur
Scientist
6-May-1929 27-Mar-2007 Magnetic resonance imaging
Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Astronomer
4-Jul-1868 12-Dec-1921 Cepheid variable
Joshua Lederberg
Biologist
23-May-1925 2-Feb-2008 Genetic properties of bacteria
Leon M. Lederman
Physicist
15-Jul-1922   Researcher of neutrinos
David M. Lee
Physicist
20-Jan-1931   Superfluidity of helium-3
Henry C. Lee
Scientist
22-Nov-1938   Prominent criminologist
Morris E. Leeds
Business
6-Mar-1869 8-Feb-1952 Leeds & Northrup Co.
Anthony J. Leggett
Physicist
26-Mar-1938   Particle physicist, explored superfluidity
Jean-Marie Lehn
Chemist
30-Sep-1939   Synthesis of molecules
Joseph Leidy
Biologist
9-Sep-1823 30-Apr-1891 Trichinosis and dinosaurs
Robert B. Leighton
Astronomer
10-Sep-1919 9-Mar-1997 Leighton dishes
Wassily Leontief
Economist
5-Aug-1906 5-Feb-1999 Structure of the American Economy
Arnold J. Levine
Biologist
1939   Cancer researcher
Ralph Linton
Anthropologist
27-Feb-1893 25-Dec-1953 The Study of Man
Alfred Lee Loomis
Physicist
4-Nov-1887 1-Aug-1975 Millionaire scientist
Salvador Luria
Biologist
13-Aug-1912 6-Feb-1991 Natural selection in bacteria
Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
20-Nov-1924 14-Oct-2010 Fractal mathematician
Sally Mason
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Iowa
Walter E. Massey
Business
5-Apr-1938   Morehouse College president, physicist
Jessica Tuchman Mathews
Government
1946   Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Matthew Fontaine Maury
Military
14-Jan-1806 1-Feb-1873 Father of modern oceanography
James J. McCarthy
Scientist
?   President of AAAS
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Barbara McClintock
Scientist
16-Jun-1902 2-Sep-1992 Discovered transposable genes
Colleen McCullough
Novelist
1-Jun-1937   The Thorn Birds
William D. McElroy
Biologist
22-Jan-1917 17-Feb-1999 Bioluminescence
Ian McEwan
Novelist
21-Jun-1948   Amsterdam
Victor A. McKusick
Scientist
21-Oct-1921 22-Jul-2008 Father of medical genetics
Margaret Mead
Anthropologist
16-Dec-1901 15-Nov-1978 Coming of Age in Samoa
Carolyn Meinel
Author
c. 1946   Walking scr1pt k1dd13 factory
Richard A. Meserve
Attorney
20-Nov-1944   President of the Carnegie Institution
Albert A. Michelson
Physicist
19-Dec-1852 9-May-1931 Measured the speed of light
Thomas Midgley
Chemist
18-May-1889 2-Nov-1944 Ethyl gasoline, Freon
Stanley Miller
Chemist
7-Mar-1930 20-May-2007 Miller-Urey Experiment
Robert A. Millikan
Physicist
22-Mar-1868 19-Dec-1953 Determined the charge of an electron
Chad Mirkin
Chemist
23-Nov-1963   International Institute for Nanotechnology
Maria Mitchell
Astronomer
1-Aug-1818 28-Jun-1889 First American female astronomer
Mario J. Molina
Chemist
19-Mar-1943   Ozone depletion
Ernest J. Moniz
Educator
c. 1944   Professor of Physics, MIT
Charlotte E. Moore
Astronomer
24-Sep-1898 3-Mar-1990 Technetium in the Sun
Gordon Moore
Business
3-Jan-1929   Co-founder of Intel, laid down Moore's Law
Lewis Henry Morgan
Anthropologist
21-Nov-1818 17-Dec-1881 Ancient Society
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of Maryland
John Muir
Activist
21-Apr-1838 24-Dec-1914 Patron saint of Yosemite National Park
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
Story Musgrave
Astronaut
19-Aug-1935   Spent 1281 hours in space
Ei-ichi Negishi
Chemist
14-Jul-1935   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Arun Netravali
Business
26-May-1946   Chief Scientist at Lucent, 2002-03
Ernest Fox Nichols
Physicist
1-Jun-1869 29-Apr-1924 Infrared radiation
Robert Noyce
Inventor
12-Dec-1927 3-Jun-1990 Co-Inventor, integrated circuit
Ryoji Noyori
Chemist
3-Sep-1938   Chiral catalysts
Bill Nye
TV Personality
27-Nov-1955   Bill Nye the Science Guy
Gilbert S. Omenn
Business
30-Aug-1941   Professor, University of Michigan
Elinor Ostrom
Sociologist
7-Aug-1933 12-Jun-2012 Common-pool resources
David W. Oxtoby
Educator
1951   President, Pomona College
David C. Page
Biologist
6-Jul-1956   Director, Whitehead Institute
Wolfgang Pauli
Physicist
25-Apr-1900 15-Dec-1958 Pauli Exclusion Principle
Benjamin Peirce
Mathematician
4-Apr-1809 10-Jun-1880 Idempotent and nilpotent
Saul Perlmutter
Astronomer
1959   Accelerating expansion of the universe
Russell W. Peterson
Politician
3-Oct-1916 21-Feb-2011 Governor of Delaware, 1969-73
Cecil B. Pickett
Biologist
5-Oct-1945   Ezetrol, Singulair, and Vioxx
Gregory Pincus
Scientist
9-Apr-1903 22-Aug-1967 Inventor of oral contraceptives
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
E. Gail de Planque
Physicist
c. 1944   Nuclear physicist
Jerry Pournelle
Author
7-Aug-1933   Sci-Fi collaborator with Larry Niven
John Wesley Powell
Geologist
24-Mar-1834 23-Sep-1902 Exploration of the Colorado River
Richard Powers
Novelist
18-Jun-1957   The Gold Bug Variations
Franklyn G. Prendergast
Doctor
7-Mar-1945   Mayo Clinic
James Rainwater
Physicist
9-Dec-1917 31-May-1986 Determined shapes of nuclei
Norman F. Ramsey
Physicist
27-Aug-1915 4-Nov-2011 Energy levels of atoms
Don Michael Randel
Educator
9-Dec-1940   President, University of Chicago, 2000-06
Frederick Reines
Physicist
16-Mar-1918 26-Aug-1998 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Judith Reisman
Author
11-Apr-1935   Hates Kinsey
Donald B. Rice
Business
4-Jun-1939   Secretary of the US Air Force, 1989-93
Theodore W. Richards
Chemist
31-Jan-1868 2-Apr-1928 Atomic weights
Robert C. Richardson
Physicist
26-Jun-1937   Superfluidity of helium-3
Burton Richter
Physicist
22-Mar-1931   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Oscar Riddle
Biologist
27-Sep-1877 29-Nov-1968 Prolactin
George Rieveschl
Chemist
9-Jan-1916 27-Sep-2007 Discovered Benadryl
Ron Rivest
Computer Programmer
1947   The R in RSA
William Barton Rogers
Educator
7-Dec-1804 30-May-1882 Founder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
F. Sherwood Rowland
Chemist
28-Jun-1927 10-Mar-2012 Ozone depletion
Vera Rubin
Astronomer
23-Jul-1928   Structure of galaxies
Henry Norris Russell
Astronomer
25-Oct-1877 18-Feb-1957 Giant stars and dwarfs
Carl Sagan
Astronomer
9-Nov-1934 20-Dec-1996 Popular astronomer, host of Cosmos
Jonas Salk
Scientist
28-Oct-1914 23-Jun-1995 Discoverer of the first polio vaccine
Herbert I. Schiller
Author
5-Nov-1919 29-Jan-2000 Mass Communications and American Empire
Frank Schlesinger
Astronomer
11-May-1871 10-Jul-1943 Stellar parallaxes
Jack Schmitt
Astronaut
3-Jul-1935   12th Man on the Moon
Julian Schwinger
Physicist
12-Feb-1918 16-Jul-1994 Quantum electrodynamics
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Harlow Shapley
Astronomer
2-Nov-1885 20-Oct-1972 Organizer of Heaven
Phillip A. Sharp
Biologist
6-Jun-1944   Eukaryotic (split) genes
K. Barry Sharpless
Chemist
28-Apr-1941   Chiral catalysts
Robert N. Shelton
Educator
1948   President, University of Arizona
Martin Shubik
Economist
24-Mar-1926   Economist and game theorist
David J. Skorton
Educator
22-Nov-1949   President, Cornell University
V. M. Slipher
Astronomer
11-Nov-1875 8-Nov-1969 Interstellar dust
Richard E. Smalley
Chemist
6-Jun-1943 28-Oct-2005 Co-Discovered fullerines
Theobald Smith
Scientist
31-Jul-1859 10-Dec-1934 Infectious and parasitic diseases
Oliver Smithies
Scientist
23-Jun-1925   Knock-out mice
Robert M. Solow
Economist
23-Aug-1924   Theory of economic growth
Gene Spafford
Computer Programmer
c. 1957   Spaf
Elmer Sperry
Inventor
12-Oct-1860 10-Jun-1930 Gyroscopic compass
Robert J. Spitzer
Educator
16-May-1952   President of Gonzaga University
Frank J. Sprague
Inventor
25-Jul-1857 25-Oct-1934 Streetcars and express elevators
Robert G. Sproul
Educator
22-May-1891 10-Sep-1975 President, University of California, 1930-58
Chauncey Starr
Physicist
14-Apr-1912 17-Apr-2007 Electric Power Research Institute
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Amino-acid analyzer
Thomas A. Steitz
Scientist
23-Aug-1940   Ribosomes
Otto Stern
Physicist
17-Feb-1888 17-Aug-1969 Molecular beam experiment
Walter W. Stewart
Economist
1885 Mar-1958 Council of Economic Advisers, 1953-55
Kathryn D. Sullivan
Astronaut
3-Oct-1951   Columbus Center for Science and Industry
Louis Wade Sullivan
Government
3-Nov-1933   US Secretary of HHS, 1989-93
James B. Sumner
Chemist
19-Nov-1887 12-Aug-1955 Crystallized enzymes
Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.
Scientist
19-Nov-1915 9-Mar-1974 Hormones mechanisms (cyclic AMP)
David Suzuki
Naturalist
24-Mar-1936   Television nature host
Ambrose Swasey
Business
19-Dec-1846 15-Jun-1937 Warner and Swasey Company and Observatory
James V. Taranik
Geologist
23-Apr-1940 21-Jun-2011 Desert Research Institute
Richard E. Taylor
Physicist
2-Nov-1929   Verified existence of quarks
Edward Teller
Physicist
15-Jan-1908 9-Sep-2003 Father of the Hydrogen Bomb
Lonnie Thompson
Scientist
1-Jul-1948   Paleoclimatologist, glaciologist
Chang-Lin Tien
Educator
24-Jul-1935 29-Oct-2002 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1990-97
Stephen Timoshenko
Engineer
23-Dec-1878 29-May-1972 Mechanical engineering professor at Stanford
Alvin Toffler
Author
4-Oct-1928   Future Shock
Daniel C. Tsui
Physicist
28-Feb-1939   Fractional quantum Hall effect
Murray Turoff
Scientist
13-Feb-1936   Computer conferencing and instant messaging
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
Larry N. Vanderhoef
Educator
20-Mar-1941   Chancellor, UC Davis
Charles Vest
Educator
9-Sep-1941   President of MIT, 1990-2004
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
George Wald
Biologist
18-Nov-1906 12-Apr-1997 Physiology of the retina
Margaret Floy Washburn
Psychologist
25-Jul-1871 29-Oct-1939 First female American psychologist
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
George M. Whitesides
Chemist
3-Aug-1939   Harvard chemist, highest H-Index
Eugene Wigner
Physicist
17-Nov-1902 1-Jan-1995 Law of conservation of parity
Frank Wilczek
Physicist
15-May-1951   Deep structure of matter
R. Sanders Williams
Educator
1948   Dean of Duke's Medical School
Edmund Beecher Wilson
Biologist
19-Oct-1856 3-Mar-1939 X and Y chromosomes
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Business
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Kurt Wüthrich
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Joe B. Wyatt
Educator
c. 1935   Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1982-2000
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Chemist
26-Feb-1946   Femtochemistry
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Author
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