• Ferid Murad
    Ferid Murad, born on September 14, 1936, was an award-winning American physician and pharmacologist is best known for his groundbreaking work on the role of nitric oxide (NO) in the cardiovascular system, which led to his co-winning of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Murad began his academic journey by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from DePauw University in 1958. He then pursued a medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine, which he completed in ...  more
  • Sir Ian Wilmut
    Sir Ian Wilmut was a renowned British embryologist best know for the significant contributions he made to the field of reproductive biology and became widely known as the creator of Dolly, the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell. Wilmut began his career in biology, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nottingham in 1966. He later pursued a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, where he studied the development of mouse embryos. In 1996, Wilmut's groundbreaking ...  more
  • Virginia Tower Norwood
    Virginia Tower Norwood was an American aerospace engineer, inventor, and physicist best known for her contribution to the Landsat program, having designed the Multispectral Scanner which was first used on Landsat 1. Norwood attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she graduated in 1947 with a degree in Mathematical Physics. After graduation she began working at the United States Army Signal Corps in New Jersey, she took engineering classes through a Rutgers University extension progr...  more
  • William Wulf
    William Allan Wulf was an American computer scientist notable for his work in programming languages, compilers and helped to adapt an early Pentagon communications web into the network that eventually grew into the internet. Wulf earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was one of the first people to receive a Ph.D. in Computer Science and made a career in computer science when the field barely existed. He j...  more
  • Roger Carl Schank
    Roger Carl Schank was an American artificial intelligence theorist, cognitive psychologist, learning scientist, educational reformer, and entrepreneur known for his influential contributions to the field of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and learning sciences. Schank studied mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University and later got his PhD in linguistics at the University of Texas. He worked at Stanford University before moving to Yale University and subsequently becoming a professor ...  more
  • Paul Berg
    Paul Berg was an American biochemist and professor at Stanford University who won a Nobel Prize in biochemistry and is credited for ushering in the era of genetic engineering in 1971 by successfully combining DNA from two different organisms. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Berg attended Penn State University for his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry graduating in 1948 and his PhD in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 1952. From 1952–1954 he worked as a ...  more
  • Karl Alexander Müller
    Karl Alexander Müller was an award winning Swiss physicist and Nobel Prize winner who in 1987 together with Georg Bednorz, received a Nobel Prize together for their work in superconductivity in ceramic materials. Müller was born in Basle, Switzerland to a wealthy family that owned a chocolate company founded by his grandfather. After high school Müller saved in the Swiss Army. After his service he attended Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and studied Physics and Mathematics earning his Ph....  more
  • Ronnie Walter Cunningham
    Ronnie Walter Cunningham was an American astronaut, fighter pilot, physicist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author of the 1977 book The All-American Boys famous for reviving NASA’s quest to put men on the moon in the wake of a launching-pad fire that killed three astronauts. He was one of three crew members on the first manned Apollo 7 mission, which completed 163 orbits of the Earth in 1968. Ronnie Walter Cunningham was born in Creston, Iowa, the eldest of five children. In 1951 he enro...  more
  • Hannes Keller
    Hannes Keller was a Swiss physicist, mathematician, deep diving pioneer, and entrepreneur best known for his 1962 deep diving achievement of 1,020 feet (311m) dive off Catalina Island, California. Although two other people died he remained the only person on the planet to have touched the ocean floor until 1975. His accomplishment accelerated a new age of deep sea diving. Keller was born in Winterthur, Switzerland and attended University of Zurich to study philosophy, mathematics, and theoretic...  more
  • Werner Wilhelm Franke
    Werner Wilhelm Frankie was a German biologist and a professor of cell and molecular biology at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg. He studied chemistry, biology, and physics at the University of Heidelberg and became a professor at the same university after completion of his doctorate. He also became head of the department at the German Cancer Research Centre. In 1982, he became the president of the European Cell Biology Organization, a post he held until 1990. He researched mostly ...  more
  • Frederick Phillips Brooks Jr
    Frederick Phillips Brooks Jr was an American Computer architect, software engineer and computer scientist. He was best known for being the lead designer of computers that cemented IBM dominance. In 1999 he was awarded with the A.M Turing Award which is the highest honor in computer science for his landmark contributions to computer architecture, operating system and software engineering.

    Brooks was born in Durham, North Carolina. He went to Duke University for his Bachelor of Science degree in ...  more
  • Jay Myron Pasachoff
    Jay Myron Pasachoff was an American astronomer. Pasachoff took a leading role in the science and history of transits of Mercury and Venus, as an analogue to exoplanet studies and this led to the transit of Venue and the 2016, 2019 Mercury transit. His career included him observing a wide variety of ground-based telescopes and spacecraft and reported in his text he wrote. His research which was funded by NASA was the scientific work at the total solar eclipse.

    He studied at Harvard, receiving ...  more