Pisces Scientists

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 1 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein.
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died: April 18, 1955
Deemed as the most influential physicist of the 20th century, the German-born physicist Albert Einstein was one of the greatest minds to have ever lived. Even his name is now synonymous with the term genius. The father of Modern Physics is credited with developing the theory of relativity and explaining the photoelectric effect. The latter won him the Nobel Prize.

 2 Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus.
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Birthdate: February 19, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toruń
Died: May 24, 1543

Nicolaus Copernicus was a mathematician and astronomer. He is credited with formulating Heliocentrism, which led to the Copernican Revolution. Although Aristarchus of Samos had formulated Heliocentrism 18 centuries earlier, Copernicus was responsible for popularizing it. Copernicus is also credited with formulating an economic principle, which was later called Gresham's law.

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 3 Heinrich Hertz

Heinrich Hertz.
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: January 1, 1894

Heinrich Hertz was a German physicist best remembered for proving the existence of electromagnetic waves with conclusive evidence. For his contributions, Hertz has been honored around the world by a number of countries, including Japan, Russia, and Germany. In 1930, the International Electrotechnical Commission established hertz (Hz) as the SI unit for frequency.

 4 Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel.
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: March 16, 1750
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: January 9, 1848

Caroline Herschel was a German astronomer who is credited with the discovery of many comets, such as 35P/Herschel-Rigollet, which is named in her honor. In 1828, Herschel became the first woman to be honored with a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. She was also the first female scientist to receive a salary.

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 5 Otto Hahn

Otto Hahn.
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 8, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: July 28, 1968
Nobel Prize-winning German chemist Otto Hahn is remembered for revolutionary discovery of nuclear fission, along with Fritz Strassmann. Born to a glazier, he was pushed to study architecture but chose chemistry instead. He spent his final years grieving the death of his only son in a car accident.

 6 Georg Ohm

Georg Ohm.
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Famous As: Physicist & Mathematician
Birthdate: March 16, 1789
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Died: July 6, 1854

Georg Ohm was a German mathematician and physicist. He is credited with discovering the proportionality between the voltage applied through a conductor and the subsequent electric current, which came to be known as Ohm's law. His work earned him the prestigious Copley Medal in 1841. A prolific writer, Georg Ohm published several papers and pamphlets throughout his career.

 7 William Henry Perkin

William Henry Perkin
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 12, 1838
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 14, 1907

William Henry Perkin is best remembered for his chance discovery of the dye mauveine, made of aniline purple. He had apparently discovered the dye while attempting to synthesize quinine. The Royal Medal-winning British chemist also studied salicyl alcohol and flavoring agents and synthesized the first artificial perfume.

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 8 Gustav Kirchhoff

Gustav Kirchhoff.
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: October 17, 1887

Gustav Kirchhoff was a German physicist who is credited with coining the term black-body radiation. He is best remembered for his contribution to the basic understanding of spectroscopy, electrical circuits, and the emanation of black-body radiation. In 1862, he received the prestigious Rumford Medal. The Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award is named after Gustav Kirchhoff and German chemist Robert Bunsen.

 9 Ahmed Zewail

Ahmed Zewail
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Damanhour, Egypt
Died: August 2, 2016

 10 Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: February 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 11 Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich.
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: March 14, 1854
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Strzelin, Poland
Died: August 20, 1915

German scientist Paul Ehrlich is remembered for his contribution to immunology, which also won him a Nobel Prize. Known as the pioneer of chemotherapy, he also discovered the first-known treatment of syphilis. Born into a business family, he was introduced to the method of studying cells by his pathologist uncle.

 12 Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling.
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Famous As: Chemist, Biochemist
Birthdate: February 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: August 19, 1994

Only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes, Linus Carl Pauling was an American theoretical physical chemist, who received the 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on nature of chemical bond and 1962 Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts to stop nuclear weapon testing. Also a prolific writer and educator, he has published 1,200 books and papers.  

 13 Georg Cantor

Georg Cantor.
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: March 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: January 6, 1918
Georg Cantor is remembered as the man behind the set theory of mathematics. Not known to many, he was a skilled violinist, too. He was one of the first to explore infinity. His final years were riddled with mental ailments, when he believed Shakespeare’s plays were written by Francis Bacon.

 14 Ludwig Boltzmann

Ludwig Boltzmann.
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 20, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: September 5, 1906

Austrian physicist and philosopher, Ludwig Boltzmann, played a key role in the development of statistical mechanics. As a young man, he was appointed a professor of mathematical physics at the University of Graz. He worked extensively with other physicists over the course of his brilliant academic career. He suffered from bipolar disorder and died by suicide in 1906. 

 15 Piers Corbyn

Piers Corbyn
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Famous As: Meteorologist
Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

 16 Steven Chu

Steven Chu.
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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of Energy
Birthdate: February 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis

 17 Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: March 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karachi

 18 Ed Boon

Ed Boon
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Famous As: Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago
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 19 Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher, Computer scientist
Birthdate: March 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsingborg

 20 Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 22, 2011
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 21 Svante Arrhenius

Svante Arrhenius.
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: February 19, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vik
Died: October 2, 1927

Svante Arrhenius was a Swedish scientist who became the first Swedish person to win a Nobel Prize when he won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903. Although he was originally a physicist, Arrhenius is widely accepted as a chemist and is best remembered for co-founding physical chemistry. Stockholm University houses the Arrhenius Labs, which is named in his honor.

 22 Gerald Bull

Gerald Bull
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ontario
Died: March 22, 1990

Gerald Vincent Bull was a Canadian artillery expert, known for designing Project Babylon supergun for the Government of Iraq. His idea was to do away with the conventional rockets by firing satellites into orbit from a 156m-long barrel embedded inside a hill. However, his assassination within two years of the start of the project put an end to it.  

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 23 Alexey Pazhitnov

Alexey Pazhitnov
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Famous As: Video game designer
Birthdate: March 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow

 24 Marcello Malpighi

Marcello Malpighi.
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 10, 1628
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Crevalcore
Died: September 30, 1694

Marcello Malpighi was forced to take up grammatical studies by his father but later earned doctorates in philosophy and medicine. Malpighi revolutionized medical science by discovering things such as taste buds, red blood cells, and the pulmonary and capillary network connecting veins and arteries. Many physiological features bear his name.

 25 Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell.
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Famous As: Inventor of Telephone
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: August 2, 1922

Alexander Graham Bell was a scientist, inventor, and engineer. He is credited with inventing the first functional telephone. He is also credited with co-founding America's major telephone company AT&T, which has been going strong since 1885. Bell's later life was marked by his groundbreaking work in aeronautics, hydrofoils, and optical telecommunications. He was also an ardent supporter of compulsory sterilization.

 26 Edmund McMillen

Edmund McMillen
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Famous As: Video game developer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: March 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Cruz

 27 Frédéric Joliot-Curie

Frédéric Joliot-Curie.
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 19, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 14, 1958

Frédéric Joliot-Curie was a French physicist whose discovery of artificial radioactivity earned him the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which was jointly awarded to Frédéric and his wife Irène Joliot-Curie. Along with his wife, Frédéric is credited with founding the Orsay Faculty of Sciences, a physics and mathematics school within Paris-Saclay University. He had also won the Stalin Peace Prize.

 28 John Herschel

John Herschel
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Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: March 7, 1792
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Slough, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: May 11, 1871

The son of renowned astronomer William Herschel, John Herschel was educated at Eton and Cambridge and grew up to be a polymath. Apart from contributing to the field of photography, he was known for cataloguing and naming stars and satellites. He briefly also served as the Master of the Royal Mint.

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 29 Pierre Joliot

Pierre Joliot
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Famous As: Biologist, Biochemist, Professor
Birthdate: March 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: 6th arrondissement of Paris

 30 Brian Cox

Brian Cox
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England

Brian Cox is an English physicist and former musician. He has presented numerous science programs for BBC radio and TV, especially the Wonders of... series. He is also the author of several popular science books. He has been lauded for his efforts to publicize science and was awarded the British Association's Lord Kelvin Award in 2006. 

 31 Eduardo Saverin

Eduardo Saverin.
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Born into an affluent Jewish Brazilian family, Eduardo Saverin co-founded Facebook with his Harvard roommate Mark Zuckerberg and others in 2004. He was later involved in a lawsuit against Zuckerberg. He also renounced his U.S. citizenship and moved to Singapore, which some believe was his excuse to avoid paying taxes.

 32 Walter O'Brien

Walter O'Brien
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Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: February 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Wexford, Ireland

 33 Jef Raskin

Jef Raskin
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Famous As: Programmer, Computer scientist, Writer, University teacher, Mathematician
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 26, 2005
One of the first employees of Apple Computer, Jef Raskin introduced the Macintosh project, to create a computer that was much less complex compared to the Apple II. Before joining Apple, he was a computer science teacher and a Stanford researcher. He was also a passionate music composer.

 34 Frank P. Ramsey

Frank P. Ramsey
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Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher, Economist
Birthdate: February 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: January 19, 1930

British philosopher and mathematician Frank P. Ramsey was the son of a famed mathematician and later laid down the Ramsey theory of mathematical logic. The Cambridge alumnus also translated Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus but died at age 26, probably due to a liver infection he contracted while swimming.

 35 George Gamow

George Gamow.
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odessa
Died: August 19, 1968

Born to school teacher parents, Ukrainian-American physicist George Gamow grew up to be a pioneer of the big-bang theory. His other contributions include the liquid-drop model of atomic nuclei and his research on DNA. Apart from various science textbooks, he also wrote the popular Mr. Tompkins series of physics books.

 36 Kurt Tank

Kurt Tank
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Scientist, University teacher, Test pilot
Birthdate: February 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bydgoszcz
Died: June 5, 1983

 37 Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman.
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Famous As: Software Programmer
Birthdate: March 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City

Computer programmer and free-software activist Richard Stallman established the Free Software Foundation. The Harvard and MIT alumnus led the free GNU project, aimed at creating a UNIX-like operating system. He was later dragged into a controversy when he dismissed a sexual assault victim’s allegation against Jeffrey Epstein.

 38 Michael Dell

Michael Dell
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Financier, Businessperson, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell became Forbes’s Richest Person in America’s 50 Largest Cities in 2016. Pushed into joining the pre-medical course at the University of Texas by his parents, he dropped out eventually to form a business of selling computers. He soon became the youngest Fortune 500 CEO.

 39 Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush.
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 11, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 28, 1974

Apart from teaching and working as an electrical engineer, Vannevar Bush had also been the dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Working with the government, he initiated military funding of research projects, later known as the military-industrial complex. He also penned books such as Modern Arms and Free Men.

 40 Sid Meier

Sid Meier
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Famous As: Video game producer, Engineer, Video game designer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit

Game designer Sid Meier soared to fame with the strategy game series Civilization. Initially a cash-register designer, he later co-founded the gaming company MicroProse. He met his wife at a Lutheran Church, where they both still sing. Apart from the AIAS Hall of Fame Award, he has also penned a memoir.

 41 Antonio Damasio

Antonio Damasio
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Famous As: Neuroscientists
Birthdate: February 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

 42 Erik Demaine

Erik Demaine
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Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, University teacher
Birthdate: February 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Halifax
A child prodigy, Erik Demaine entered university at 12 and completed his PhD at 20, in spite of being homeschooled. He then joined the MIT computer science faculty, becoming the institute’s youngest professor. A computational origami expert, he has appeared in documentaries such as The Origami Revolution and written several books.

 43 John Leslie

John Leslie
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Famous As: presenter
Birthdate: February 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh

 44 Tim Hunt

Tim Hunt
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Famous As: Biochemist, Chemist
Birthdate: February 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neston

Nobel Prize-winning British biochemist Tim Hunt is best known for his research on cell cycle regulation. He was the first to isolate cyclin, while studying sea urchins. His work helped scientists working on cancer research. He has been knighted for his achievements and has also won the Royal Medal.

 45 Ricardo Rossello

Ricardo Rossello
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

 46 Michael Polanyi

Michael Polanyi
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Famous As: Philosopher, Economist, Chemist
Birthdate: March 11, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: February 22, 1976

 47 David Gross

David Gross
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Famous As: American physicist
Birthdate: February 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

 48 Andrew Viterbi

Andrew Viterbi
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Famous As: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
Birthdate: March 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bergamo

 49 Seymour Papert

Seymour Papert
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Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, Educator, University teacher, Psychologist
Birthdate: February 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pretoria
Died: July 31, 2016

 50 Alexander Stepanovich Popov

Alexander Stepanovich Popov
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Famous As: Physicist, Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: March 16, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnoturyinsk
Died: January 13, 1906