An internationally renowned neuroscientist, he has made outstanding contributions to the medical field, particularly through his work in the regeneration of the nervous system. Member of the Order of Canada
American medical researcher, virologist, physician. This work eventually led to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus in 1988, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2020 along with Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice
British TV anthropologist and writer (*1926) - brother of the late Richard Attenborough; 'State of the Planet', 'Survival Island', 'The Life of Birds', 'Trials of Life', 'The Living Planet', 'Face the Music', 'Private Live of Plants', 'The Natural World'
Born in 1925, Bach is a Psychologist & WWII Veteran who served in the European Theatre of Operations during WW2. He later joined the Research Center For Mental Health at New York University in 1956. He was awarded the Heinz Hartmann award for his research
American experimental physicist. In 2017, Barish was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Rainer Weiss and Kip Thorne 'for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves'
Irish physician (Born: 1914) who worked in leper colonies in West Africa in the 1940's. He co-founded ICROSS with Michael Elmore-Meegan. He lectured in tropical medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
William Marvin Bass III (born August 30, 1928) is an American forensic anthropologist, best known for his research on human osteology and human decomposition. He has also assisted federal, local, and non-U.S. authorities in the identification of human rem
American Female electrical engineer and educator. In 1984, she became the first female dean of an engineering school in the United States. In 1988, the National Women's Hall of Fame presented Baum with the Emily Warren Roebling Award. In 1990, the Society
Rocket Scientest on Werhner von Braun's Team at Fort Bliss Texas, 1946/Operation Paperclip was code name for 1945 Office of Strategic Services, Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency recruitment of German scientists from Nazi Germany to US after VE Day
(born 11 June 1916) is a New Zealand dendrologist who founded Hackfalls Arboretum at his farm in Tiniroto, Gisborne. The arboretum is now known for having one of the largest collections of Mexican oaks in the world
Scientist. Nobel Prize in Medicine 1976. Identified Hepatitis B virus & developed the diagnostic test & vaccine for it. Professor of Medicine & Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania since 1977
Born 1924, Booker served in the British Royal Navy from 1940-1954 during WWII and peacetime. He later became a well-known Engineer and is known for his book A History Of Engineering Drawing published in 1963
Survived for 7 months inside Auschwitz, where the average lifespan of a child was just 2 weeks. Immigrated to the US after liberation. Worked more than 40 years as a scientist and researcher focusing on growth hormone and cancer treatment
Russian Scientist Who In 1978 Stuck His Head Into The Largest Particle Accelerator In Russia At The Time To Fix Something. The Accelerator Malfunctioned At Shot A Laser At His Head That Was Equal To 2,000 Greys. He Survived And Is Alive Tod
Astronomer, planetary scientist, born 1958. Has been involved with the discovery and research in to many new minor planetary objects. Has done much work on Pluto, with the New Horizons mission, and the co-discovery of some of Pluto's moons
Northern Ireland Female Scientist And Author - Astrophysicist. Discovered The First Radio Pulsars (1967). Novel - 'A Quaker Astronomer Reflects: Can a Scientist Also Be Religious? (2013), 'An Introduction To The Sun And Stars' (2004). Plus One More Book
Co-winner 2015 Nobel Medicine Prize/cited for discovering avermectin, derivatives of which helped lower incidence of river blindness & lymphatic filariasis 2 diseases caused by parasitic worms that affect millions of African & Asian people
British born US planetary geologist, born 1935. Worked on nearly every Mars planetary probe, including as the imaging team leader for the Viking missions. Worked on lunar mapping and geological aspects of the 1960's Apollo program
WWII: One of the last surviving members of The Manhattan Project, he was Enrico Fermi's lab technician: helped create the world's first atomic bomb. Witness to the explosion of the first a-bomb ('Trinity', July 16, 1945)
French professor and researcher in microbiology, genetics and biochemistry. In 2020, Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 'for the development of a method for genome editing'
Paleontologist and ichnologist. In 1998, Dr. Chin studied the first fossilized T. rex dung (coprolites) that contained bits of Triceratops frill. Chin received her Masters Degree from Montana SU, and her Ph.D. from UCSB (1996)
Oncologist who developed the CD34 monoclonal antibody, which made it possible for the first time to identify, isolate and collect hematopoietic stem cells, the immature cells in the human body that grow into mature blood, marrow and immune cells
Eastman Kodak engineer, worked on the camera team for NASA's Lunar Orbiters that photographed the moon, and mapped landing spots for the Apollo missions. Led to the first photo of the earth from the moon, a B&W grainy one, in 1966
Co-founder of Acorn Computers, a British computer company established in Cambridge, England, in 1978. The company produced a number of computers which were popular in the UK. Due to its innovative designs, Acorn is sometimes known as the 'British Apple'
American astronomer who is best known as one of the pioneers in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, including the founding of SETI, mounting the first attempts at detecting extraterrestrial communications in 1961
(born October 14, 1917) is a Canadian educator known for teaching computer classes at the age of 101. Manitoba Teachers? Society honoured Dryden in their magazine's March issue. City of Winnipeg presented her with a Community Service Award
Assisted discovery of H2 receptor class of drugs, cimetidine, which inhibits production of stomach acid. Cimetidine is commonly used to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers to this day. Inducted National Inventors HOF 1990
British physiologist and pioneer in Reproductive medicine and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in particular - the first test-tube baby. 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 'for the development of in vitro fertilization'
German rocket-propulsion engineer & advocate for space colonization/He worked at Peenemünde as a propulsion engineer from 1942-1945, then to USA with other German rocket scientists & technicians under 'Operation Papercli
Egyp/Amer scientist worked w/NASA in planning of scientific exploration of the Moon, & selection of Apollo landing sites & training of astronauts in lunar observations & photography. Shuttle pod named in Star Trek: The Next Generation 'Time Sq
Scientist/Entomologist/Author - Known for his authority on the History and Geological placement of insects most notably the 'Honey Bee', writer or over 300 papers and the book 'Evolution of the Insects'
South African-born British cardiac surgeon (Born: 1932) He performed Britain's first successful heart transplant in January 1979. He was knighted in 1991. He is now retired and lives in the UK. Sir Terence English
(12/4/1918?7/23/2011 Academic/"Father of cryonics" from impact of his book The Prospect of Immortality/Considered pioneer transhumanist from his book Man into Superman. Founded Cryonics Institute & Immortalist Society/His body Cryopreserved
American immunologist who has made substantial contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiencies, both as a scientist and as the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/Saved millions of lifes
US WWII army vet and NASA engineer, born 1924. Project chief scientist and manager for Pioneer planetary missions 6-13. Pioneer 10 and 11 the first spacecrafts to Jupiter and Saturn, and the first to leave the solar system
Canadian aerospace engineer (Born: 1914) He was involved in the design and development of the Avro Jetliner and CF-100 aircraft designs, over a period which is viewed by many as the 'Golden Age' of the Canadian aviation industry
Orangutan primatologist, Trimate, Leakey's Angel, Anthropologist, primatologist, scientist, conservationist, educator: for over four decades Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas has studied and worked closely with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo
Medicinal chemist, integral part in development of cimetidine. Listed as inventor or co-inventor of 160+ US patents as well as authored & co-authored over 260 scientific papers. Was inducted into the National Inventor's HOF for his work on cimetidine
Centenarian American physicist, emeritus professor of applied physics at Stanford. Known for his work on the synthesis of novel materials of interest to several areas of physics and many interdisciplinary sciences
American neuroscientist and author. Self-published debut novel Still Alice, about a Harvard University professor who suffers early onset Alzheimer's disease. The book was adapted into a film & won the Best Actress Oscar for Julianne Moore
German astrophysicist. He was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for physics 'for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy', which he shared with Andrea Ghez and Roger Penrose
American astronomer and professor. In 2020, she became the fourth woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing one half of the prize with Reinhard Genzel (the other half of the prize being awarded to Roger Penrose)
Roboticists Matthew Godden of Shadow Robot Co. in England led the assembly of the bionic man from prosthetic body parts and artificial organs donated by laboratories around the world/First Fully Bionic Man Walks, Talks and Breathes
Theoretical physicist; worked at Manhattan Project; friend of Robert Oppenheimer; then working at Caltech (whose president he became) with Enrico Fermi + Edward Teller; spearheaded development of the 10-m-telescope at Keck Observatory, HI