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01/25/1921 - 11/28/2010
Samuel Theodore Cohen (January 25, 1921 – November 28, 2010) was an American physicist who invented the W70 warhead, more popularly known as the neutron bomb.
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
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.
12/03/1936 - 07/02/2011
Robert Anthony Sklar (December 3, 1936 - July 2, 2011) was an American historian specializing in the history of cinema.
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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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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11/27/1701 - 04/25/1744
Anders Celsius (27 November 1701 – 25 April 1744) was a Swedish astronomer. He was professor of astronomy at Uppsala University from 1730 to 1744, but traveled from 1732 to 1735 visiting notable observatories in Germany, Italy and France. He...
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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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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.
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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03/22/1963 - 08/05/2011
Francesco Daniele Quinn (March 22, 1963 – August 5, 2011) was an Italian-born American actor. The third son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, Francesco is perhaps best known for his breakout role as Rhah in...
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04/08/1850 - 04/30/1934
William Henry Welch, M.D. (April 8, 1850 - April 30, 1934) was an American physician, pathologist, and medical school administrator. He was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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.
12/26/1880 - 09/07/1949
George Elton Mayo (26 December 1880 - 7 September 1949) was an Australian psychologist, sociologist and organization theorist.
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