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National Research Council

ORGANIZATION

Established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916.

Official Website:
http://www.nationalacademies.org/nrc/

Founding Date:
1916

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
Gordon W. Allport
Psychologist
11-Nov-1897 9-Oct-1967 Personality: A Psychological Interpretation
Carl David Anderson
Physicist
3-Sep-1905 11-Jan-1991 Discovered the positron, mu-meson
Harold D. Babcock
Astronomer
24-Jan-1882 8-Apr-1968 Solar radiation
Paul Baran
Engineer
29-Apr-1926 26-Mar-2011 Packet-sharing in computer communications
C. Fred Bergsten
Economist
23-Apr-1941   Institute for International Economics
Lipman Bers
Mathematician
22-May-1914 29-Oct-1993 Riemann surfaces
Fred Brooks
Computer Programmer
19-Apr-1931   Father of the IBM System 360
Ernest W. Brown
Astronomer
29-Nov-1866 22-Jul-1938 Tables of the Motion of the Moon
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Claude R. Canizares
Physicist
1945   Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Walter Bradford Cannon
Scientist
19-Oct-1871 1-Oct-1945 Fight or flight response
Gerhard Casper
Educator
25-Dec-1937   President of Stanford University, 1992-2000
Ananda M. Chakrabarty
Scientist
4-Apr-1938   Oil-eating bacteria
Jule Charney
Scientist
1-Jan-1917 16-Jun-1981 Quasi-gesotrophic theory
Stanley N. Cohen
Biologist
17-Feb-1935   Recombinant DNA
Arthur H. Compton
Physicist
10-Sep-1892 15-Mar-1962 Discovered the Compton Effect
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
Donald J. Cram
Chemist
22-Apr-1919 17-Jun-2001 Synthesis of molecules
Haskell Curry
Mathematician
12-Sep-1900 1-Sep-1982 Combinatory Logic
Kenneth W. Dam
Government
10-Aug-1932   Deputy Treasury Secretary, 2001-03
Michael DeBakey
Doctor
7-Sep-1908 11-Jul-2008 Father of cardiovascular surgery
Daniel C. Drucker
Engineer
1918 25-Aug-2001 Drucker's stability postulate
William F. Durand
Engineer
5-Mar-1859 9-Aug-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Loren Eiseley
Anthropologist
3-Sep-1907 9-Jul-1977 The Firmament of Time
Franklin M. Fisher
Economist
13-Dec-1934   Economist at MIT
Owen K. Garriott
Astronaut
22-Nov-1930   Skylab, Spacelab astronaut
Ivan Getting
Inventor
18-Jan-1912 11-Oct-2003 Global Positioning System
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
31-Oct-1935   Mathematician, Computer Scientist
Jesse L. Greenstein
Astronomer
15-Oct-1909 21-Oct-2002 Co-Discoverer of quasars
George Russell Harrison
Physicist
14-Jul-1898 27-Jul-1979 Echelle spectrograph
Ross Granville Harrison
Zoologist
13-Jan-1870 30-Sep-1959 Embryology and tissue culture techniques
Haldan K. Hartline
Scientist
22-Dec-1903 17-Mar-1983 Physiology of the retina
E. Newton Harvey
Zoologist
25-Nov-1887 21-Jul-1959 Light-emitting organisms
Martin Hellman
Inventor
2-Oct-1945   Public key cryptographer
Melville J. Herskovits
Anthropologist
10-Sep-1895 25-Feb-1963 The Myth of the Negro Past
Herbert E. Ives
Physicist
21-Jul-1882 13-Nov-1953 Facsimile machine
Shirley A. Jackson
Physicist
5-Aug-1946   NRC Chairman, 1995-99
William M. Jardine
Educator
16-Jan-1879 17-Jan-1955 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1925-29
Miriam E. John
Scientist
c. 1948   VP at Sandia, 1999-2006
Michael M. E. Johns
Educator
c. 1941   Chancellor, Emory University
Dale W. Jorgenson
Economist
7-May-1933   Economist at Harvard
Jerome Karle
Chemist
18-Jun-1918   X-Ray diffraction studies
Arthur E. Kennelly
Physicist
17-Dec-1861 18-Jun-1939 Kennelly-Heaviside layer
Alfred Kinsey
Scientist
23-Jun-1894 25-Aug-1956 Researched human sexual behavior
Walter Kohn
Chemist
9-Mar-1923   Density-functional theory
Ernest Lawrence
Physicist
8-Aug-1901 27-Aug-1958 Inventor of the cyclotron
Armin O. Leuschner
Astronomer
16-Jan-1868 22-Apr-1953 Astronomer at Berkeley
David E. Liddle
Business
c. 1947   Metaphor Computer Systems
Hadassah Lieberman
Relative
Mar-1948   Wife of Joseph Lieberman
Ralph Linton
Anthropologist
27-Feb-1893 25-Dec-1953 The Study of Man
Barbara McClintock
Scientist
16-Jun-1902 2-Sep-1992 Discovered transposable genes
Edwin M. McMillan
Physicist
18-Sep-1907 7-Sep-1991 Discovered neptunium and plutonium
Margaret Mead
Anthropologist
16-Dec-1901 15-Nov-1978 Coming of Age in Samoa
Andrew W. Mellon
Business
24-Mar-1855 27-Aug-1937 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1921-32
Paul W. Merrill
Astronomer
15-Aug-1887 19-Jul-1961 S-process of nucleosynthesis
Robert A. Millikan
Physicist
22-Mar-1868 19-Dec-1953 Determined the charge of an electron
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
Elinor Ostrom
Sociologist
7-Aug-1933 12-Jun-2012 Common-pool resources
Elizabeth Paté-Cornell
Educator
17-Aug-1948   Risk analysis expert, Stanford professor
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
Astronomer
10-May-1900 7-Dec-1979 Hydrogen in the Sun
Raymond Pearl
Biologist
3-Jun-1879 17-Nov-1940 Biogerontology
Gregory Pincus
Scientist
9-Apr-1903 22-Aug-1967 Inventor of oral contraceptives
Norman F. Ramsey
Physicist
27-Aug-1915 4-Nov-2011 Energy levels of atoms
Frederick C. Robbins
Scientist
25-Aug-1916 4-Aug-2003 Cultured the polio virus
Joaquin Ruiz
Educator
1951   Science Dean, University of Arizona
Henry Norris Russell
Astronomer
25-Oct-1877 18-Feb-1957 Giant stars and dwarfs
Albert Sabin
Biologist
26-Aug-1906 3-Mar-1993 Developed oral polio vaccine
AnnaLee Saxenian
Scholar
c. 1954   Information technologist
Dan Shechtman
Chemist
24-Jan-1941   Discovered quasicrystals
Isadore Singer
Mathematician
3-May-1924   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
V. M. Slipher
Astronomer
11-Nov-1875 8-Nov-1969 Interstellar dust
Wendell M. Stanley
Chemist
16-Aug-1904 15-Jun-1971 First to crystallize a virus
Ambrose Swasey
Business
19-Dec-1846 15-Jun-1937 Warner and Swasey Company and Observatory
Jack W. Szostak
Scientist
9-Nov-1952   First artificial chromosome
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920   Bone marrow transplants
Victoria J. Tschinkel
Activist
c. 1948   Environmental activist
Murray Turoff
Scientist
13-Feb-1936   Computer conferencing and instant messaging
Merle Tuve
Physicist
27-Jun-1901 20-May-1982 Proximity fuse
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astronomer
5-Oct-1958   Astrophysicist
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
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
John P. White
Government
27-Feb-1937   US Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1995-97
George M. Whitesides
Chemist
3-Aug-1939   Harvard chemist, highest H-Index
Jeffrey Wigand
Scientist
17-Dec-1942   Tobacco industry whistleblower
Edward O. Wilson
Biologist
10-Jun-1929   Father of Sociobiology
Robert J. Zimmer
Educator
5-Nov-1947   President, University of Chicago


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