Notable Hispanic Scientists

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Over the years, many scientists have emerged from the Spanish speaking countries. Franklin Chang-Díaz, the American Physicist worked on controlled fusion and fusion reactor design. He specialized in Applied Plasma Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and received the doctorate degree from the same university. He became an astronaut in 1981 and later worked at NASA as well. Ellen Ochoa, the astronaut and 1st Hispanic woman to go to space pursued her research on information processing from Sandia National Laboratories and NASA Ames Research Center. She is also a co-inventor on patents in optics, object recognition and image processing. Other Hispanic scientists including Mario J. Molina, who stated that CFC’S are harmless and César Milstein, one of the fathers of modern medicine to developed the first monoclonal antibodies in 1975 are Hispanic scientists. Baruj Benacerraf, Jacinto Convit, Luis Alvarez are a few Hispanic scientists who also made their contributions to the world.
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Mario J. Molina
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: October 7, 2020
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Ellen Ochoa
(The First Hispanic Woman to Go to Space)
Ellen Ochoa
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Severo Ochoa
(Physician and Biochemist)
Severo Ochoa
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luarca, Spain
Died: November 1, 1993
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Luis Federico Leloir
(Biochemist, Physician)
Luis Federico Leloir
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 2, 1987
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Bernardo Houssay
(Argentine Physiologist Known for His Work on Pituitary Regulation of Glucose in Animals)
Bernardo Houssay
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: September 21, 1971