Famous Argentine Scientists

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 1 Emilio Palma

Emilio Palma
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Famous As: Systems analyst, Computer scientist
Birthdate: January 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Esperanza Base

 2 Alberto Granado

Alberto Granado
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Famous As: Scientist, Writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hernando, Córdoba
Died: March 5, 2011

 3 Juan Martín Maldacena

Juan Martín Maldacena
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Famous As: Physicist, Theoretical physicist, University teacher
Birthdate: September 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Argentine-born physicist Juan Martín Maldacena is best known for his research on topics such as quantum gravity and string theory. The Princeton alumnus has taught at Harvard and now teaches at IAS. His current research focuses on studying the links between quantum field theories and black holes.

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 4 Mario Bunge

Mario Bunge
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Famous As: Physicist, Philosopher, Essayist, Sociologist, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: September 21, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 5 Ernesto Sabato

Ernesto Sabato
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Famous As: Physicist, Writer
Birthdate: June 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rojas, Buenos Aires
Died: April 30, 2011

Initially a physicist and mathematician, Ernesto Sabato did his postdoctoral research at prestigious institutes such as MIT. His articles opposing the Juan Peron government of Argentina in La Nación got him removed from his teaching posts. The Cervantes Prize-winning author is best remembered for his works such as El Túnel.

 6 Cesar Milstein

Cesar Milstein
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Famous As: Biochemist, Immunologist
Birthdate: October 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: March 24, 2002

Cesar Milstein was an Argentine biochemist renowned for his work in antibody research. He is credited with developing the Hybridoma technology, a method to produce identical antibodies in large numbers, for which he was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984. He also received several other awards, including the Copley Medal in 1989.

 7 William Henry Hudson

William Henry Hudson
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 4, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: near Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 18, 1922
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 8 Luis Federico Leloir

Luis Federico Leloir
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Famous As: Biochemist, Physician
Birthdate: September 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 2, 1987

Luis Federico Leloir was an Argentine biochemist and physician whose discovery of metabolic pathways in lactose earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1970. His research into renal hypertension, carbohydrate metabolism, and sugar nucleotides has led to progress in understanding and treating galactosemia. During his career, he won many awards, such as the Legion of Honour.

 9 Bernardo Houssay

Bernardo Houssay
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: April 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: September 21, 1971

 10 Florentino Ameghino

Florentino Ameghino
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: September 18, 1854
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luján, Argentina
Died: August 6, 1911

 11 Dorothy Maud Wrinch

Dorothy Maud Wrinch
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: September 12, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: February 11, 1976

 12 Salvador Mazza

Salvador Mazza
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Famous As: Physician and Epidemiologist
Birthdate: February 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 29, 1905

 13 Elsa Matilde Zardini

Elsa Matilde Zardini
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: June 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina