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'