Scientists From Alabama

Alabama has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Percy Lavon Julian, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Eugene Sledge, Michael E. Brown, Robert J. Van de Graaff and others.

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 1 Eugene Sledge

Eugene Sledge
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Famous As: Biologist, Soldier, Academic, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: November 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 3, 2001

Eugene Sledge was a US Marine, author, and university professor. He is remembered for chronicling his Second World War combat experiences in a memoir titled With the Old Breed, which was used as source material for a television documentary miniseries titled The War. The memoir also inspired the 2010 HBO miniseries, The Pacific, where Sledge was played by Joseph Mazzello.

 2 Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: April 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 19, 1975

Percy Lavon Julian was an American chemist whose work paved the way for the production of birth control pills and corticosteroids. Julian went on to start his own company which helped reduce the price of steroid intermediates. In 1973, Percy Lavon Julian was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences and became the first African-American to receive this honor.

 3 Michael E. Brown

Michael E. Brown
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: June 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Princeton and UCB alumnus and Caltech professor Michael E. Brown is credited with discovering many "dwarf planets" and was the man behind Pluto’s demotion from a planet to a "dwarf planet." Named to Wired Online's 2006 list of the Top Ten Sexiest Geeks, he has also authored a bestselling memoir.

 4 Robert J. Van de Graaff

Robert J. Van de Graaff
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 16, 1967

 5 Lynika Strozier

Lynika Strozier
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 7, 2020

 6 Kathryn P. Hire

Kathryn P. Hire
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo

 7 Frederick Chapman Robbins

Frederick Chapman Robbins
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Famous As: Virologist and Paediatrician
Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 4, 2003
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 8 Waldo Semon

Waldo Semon
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: September 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 26, 1999

 9 Frank J. Low

Frank J. Low
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 11, 2009