• Abel Wolman Quick View
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    • Abel Wolman

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    • Wolman’s professional career began as a sanitary engineer with the Maryland State Department of Public Health in 1914 after one year with the U.S. Public Health Service sampling water in a study of water quality on the Potomac River. The position with the health department primarily involved inspection of water and wastewater treatment plants. Nonetheless, under the tutelage of his…
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    • Albert Einstein

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    • ALBERT EINSTEIN was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. After education in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, and professorships in Bern, Zurich, and Prague, he was appointed Director of Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Berlin in 1914. He became a professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton beginning the fall of…
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  • Charles Greeley Abbot Quick View
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    • Charles Greeley Abbot

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    • Charles Greeley Abbot was the second director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He was the second and last person to hold both posts simultaneously and is remembered today for his skill as an instrumentalist and his unshakable belief that the Sun is a variable star and that its variations had a measurable…
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  • Charles Roy Henderson Quick View
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    • Charles Roy Henderson

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    • Charles Roy Henderson was the first of four sons of Arthur James and Maud McMichael Henderson. One sister died at an early age. Charles Roy was born on the Henderson farm in Morton Township in Page County near Coin in southwest Iowa. He was forever proud of Page County and of growing up on a diversified farm with dairy cows…
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  • Cleveland Abbe Quick View
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    • Cleveland Abbe

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    • Cleveland Abbe's influence on the progress of pure science and its application to the public welfare was so varied and so great as to make it important that we know who he was, the conditions under which he worked, and what he accomplished. A portion of Professor Abbe's genealogy, enough perhaps for the present purpose, is briefly as follows, in…
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  • Comfort avery Adams Quick View
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    • Comfort avery Adams

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    • DR. Comfort avery Adams was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 1, 1868. His mother was an intensive student of art and history, and for many years was president of the oldest Women's Literary Society in Cleveland. His maternal grandfather was a physician by profession, but with many avocations. He developed many complicated types of fireworks, was a horticulturist and…
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    • David Bodian

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    • DAVID BODIAN WILL BE REMEMBERED as one of the most innovative neuroscientists of the 20th century. Committed to science, humanity, and education, he never sought recognition or power. His demeanor was marked by gentle modesty and dedication to colleagues and students. David’s kindness and modesty are inspiring in view of his numerous contributions to biomedical science, especially his role in…
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    • Fred Wendorf

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    • Denver Fred Wendorf was a modest and unassuming archaeologist who worked tirelessly to transform our knowledge of early humans, primarily in northeastern Africa. Few researchers in his field have had a chance to spend six decades excavating sites, and even fewer the selfdiscipline to publish virtually all their excavation results. Wendorf did both. Although the early part of his career…
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  • Hans Popper Quick View
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    • Hans Popper

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    • Hans Popper , THE founder and reigning monarch of modern hepatology, died on May 6, 1988. He was a man of colossal intellect, boundless energy and encyclopedic knowledge who dominated the field of liver disease for nearly half a century. His fertile imagination and intuition initiated or nurtured many of the field's major scientific advances, and his contributions encompassed all…
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    • Heinrich Dieter ‘Dick’ Holland

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    • Heinrich D. Holland was a leading light in geochemistry for almost six decades. His early work was in seawater geochemistry and economic geology, particularly the formation of hydrothermal ore deposits. But his studies of ore deposits also led him to consider the history of the atmosphere and the rise of atmospheric oxygen. It is in this latter area that he…
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  • Howard Bachrach Quick View
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    • Howard Bachrach

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    • Howard L. Bachrach, a biochemist and virologist, made seminal contributions to the study of the molecular biology and immunobiology of viruses affecting both humans and livestock. He leaves a scientific legacy of identifying new approaches in virology and developing mechanisms for mass-producing viruses and their subunits for research purposes. His discoveries have had a lasting impact in the prevention of…
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  • Jerome Bert Wiesner Quick View
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    • Jerome Bert Wiesner

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    • Jerome Wiesner —JERRY to almost everybody—led an exciting and productive life and, more than most, he made a difference. His career, the offices he held and the honors he received are spelled out in the MIT obituary notice at the time of his death. As interesting and impressive as is the list of offices and honors, even more interesting is…
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