Famous American Physical Chemists

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 1 Gilbert N. Lewis

Gilbert N. Lewis
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Famous As: Physical chemist
Birthdate: October 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 23, 1946

 2 Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin

Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Serbia
Died: March 12, 1935

Physicist Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin developed what is now known as pupinization, a mechanism which extended the range of long-distance telephonic communication with the use of loading coils. Born to illiterate parents, he was a Serbian immigrant in the U.S. and later wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, From Immigrant to Inventor.

 3 Harold Urey

Harold Urey
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: April 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Walkerton, Indiana, United States
Died: January 5, 1981
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 4 Peter Debye

Peter Debye
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Famous As: American-Dutch chemist
Birthdate: March 24, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maastricht
Died: November 2, 1966

 5 John M. Deutch

John M. Deutch
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Famous As: American government official
Birthdate: July 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

 6 Willard Libby

Willard Libby
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: December 17, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grand Valley, Colorado, United States
Died: September 8, 1980

 7 Arnold Orville Beckman

Arnold Orville Beckman
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: April 10, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cullom
Died: May 18, 2004
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 8 James B. Conant

James B. Conant
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 11, 1978

 9 Richard C. Tolman

Richard C. Tolman
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Newton, Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 5, 1948

 10 W.E. Moerner

W.E. Moerner
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Famous As: Physical Chemist
Birthdate: June 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pleasanton, California, United States

 11 Theodore William Richards

Theodore William Richards
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 31, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: April 2, 1928

 12 Frederick Gardner Cottrell

Frederick Gardner Cottrell
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 10, 1877
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: November 16, 1948

 13 George Cowan

George Cowan
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 20, 2012

 14 Saul Dushman

Saul Dushman
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 12, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rostov, Russia
Died: July 7, 1954