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09/07/1925 - 02/08/2008
Robert Jastrow (September 7, 1925 – February 8, 2008) was an American astronomer, physicist and cosmologist. He was a leading NASA scientist, populist author and futurist.
Steve Irwin (Stephen Robert Irwin)
02/22/1962 - 09/04/2006
Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the...
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12/24/1910 - 03/15/2004
William Hayward Pickering ONZ KBE (24 December 1910 — 15 March 2004) was a New Zealand born rocket scientist who headed Pasadena, California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 22 years, retiring...
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10/20/1919 - 07/25/2008
H. Tracy Hall, who died Friday at 88, was an American physical chemist, he was the first to synthesize diamonds in the laboratory, in 1954, fulfilling what scientists sought for at least two centuries.
09/04/1927 - 10/23/2011
John McCarthy (September 4, 1927 – October 23, 2011) was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist who received the Turing Award in 1971 for his major contributions to the field of...
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Max Faget (Maxime Faget)
08/26/1921 - 10/09/2004
Maxime "Max" A. Faget (August 26, 1921 – October 9, 2004) was an American engineer. He was the designer of the NASA Mercury capsule, and contributed to the later Gemini and Apollo...
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12/26/1880 - 09/07/1949
George Elton Mayo (26 December 1880 - 7 September 1949) was an Australian psychologist, sociologist and organization theorist.
11/28/1908 - 10/30/2009
Claude Lévi-Strauss (28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called, along with James George Frazer, the "father of modern anthropology
05/23/1917 - 04/16/2008
Edward Norton Lorenz (May 23, 1917 - April 16, 2008) was an American mathematician and meteorologist, and a pioneer of chaos theory. He discovered the strange attractor notion and coined the term butterfly effect.
09/08/1941 - 10/09/2011
Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (Username: dmr, September 8, 1941 — October 8/9, 2011)  was an American computer scientist notable for developing C and for having influence on other programming languag...
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07/09/1911 - 04/13/2008
John Archibald Wheeler (July 9, 1911 – April 13, 2008) was an American theoretical physicist who was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr...
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11/08/1923 - 06/20/2005
Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was a Nobel Prize laureate in physics in 2000 for his invention of the integrated circuit in 1958 while working at Texas Instruments (TI). He is also the inventor of the handheld calcul...
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01/11/1906 - 04/29/2008
Albert Hofmann (January 11, 1906 – April 29, 2008)was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylami...
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03/15/1926 - 10/17/2009
Sheldon Jerome Segal (March 15, 1926 – October 17, 2009) was an American embryologist and biochemist who spent his entire career working on contraception and made major innovations in the field of long...
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01/04/1643 - 03/20/1727
Sir Isaac Newton  (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 [OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727]) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian. His monograph Philosophiæ Natural...
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