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Ted Maiman (Theodore Harold Maiman)
07/11/1927 - 05/05/2007
Theodore Harold "Ted" Maiman (July 11, 1927 – May 5, 2007) was an American physicist who made the first LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation).
Charles Moulton (William Moulton Marston)
05/09/1893 - 05/02/1947
Dr. William Moulton Marston (May 9, 1893 – May 2, 1947), also known by the pen name Charles Moulton, was an American psychologist, feminist theorist, inventor, and comic book writer who created the character Wonder Woman.
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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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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12/24/1910 - 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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04/27/1791 - 04/02/1872
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American contributor to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, co-inventor of the Morse code, and an accomplished painter.
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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02/11/1839 - 04/28/1903
Josiah Willard Gibbs (February 11, 1839 – April 28, 1903) was an American theoretical physicist, chemist, and mathematician. He devised much of the theoretical foundation for chemical thermodynamics as well as physical chemistry.
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.
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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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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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
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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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.
10/21/1921 - 07/22/2008
Victor Almon McKusick (October 21, 1921 – July 22, 2008), internist and medical geneticist, was University Professor of Medical Genetics and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA. He was the original author...
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