Scientists From Connecticut

Connecticut has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Vint Cerf, Samuel Colt, Barbara McClintock, Roger Wolcott Sperry, John Franklin Enders and others.

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 1 
Vint Cerf
(Computer scientist)

Vint Cerf
7
Birthdate: June 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer

 2 
Jim Cantore
(Meteorologists)

Jim Cantore
7
Birthdate: February 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Best known for his long stint on The Weather Channel, meteorologist Jim Cantore has gained fame for making his weather reports interesting to even a lay person. He has hosted weather segments for the 2012 Summer Olympics and is also known for his authentic storm reports, which have often become viral.

 3 
Samuel Colt
(Inventor)

Samuel Colt
6
Birthdate: July 19, 1814
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 10, 1862

 4 
Charles Goodyear
(Inventor of Vulcanized Rubber)

Charles Goodyear
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 1, 1860

Charles Goodyear was an American manufacturing engineer and self-taught chemist who developed vulcanized rubber. He invented the chemical process to manufacture pliable, moldable, and waterproof rubber which revolutionized the automobile industry. In 1976, Charles Goodyear was inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

 5 

Barbara McClintock
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Birthdate: June 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 2, 1992

Barbara McClintock was a scientist and cytogeneticist who received the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in botany from Cornell University and began her lifelong work in the development of maize cytogenetics. She eventually gained recognition as among the best in the field and was honored with several prestigious awards.  

 6 
Gifford Pinchot
(Forestry scientist)

Gifford Pinchot
6
Birthdate: August 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 4, 1946

 7 
Edward Norton Lorenz
(Mathematician)

Edward Norton Lorenz
4
Birthdate: May 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 16, 2008
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 8 
Roger Wolcott Sperry
(Neuropsychologist)

Roger Wolcott Sperry
3
Birthdate: August 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 17, 1994

 9 
Lawrence Roberts
(Computer scientist)

Lawrence Roberts
3
Birthdate: December 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 26, 2018

 10 
Steven Strogatz
(Mathematician)

Steven Strogatz
3
Birthdate: August 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo

 11 

Charles Davenport
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1866
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 18, 1944

Charles Davenport was a prominent biologist and eugenicist who played an influential role in the American eugenics movement. He earned a Ph.D. in biology and ventured into an academic career. He pioneered new quantitative standards of taxonomy and earned much prominence as a biologist. He later founded the Eugenics Record Office and the International Federation of Eugenics Organizations (IFEO). 

 12 
Stephen Cole Kleene
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher, University teacher)

Stephen Cole Kleene
3
Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 25, 1994

 13 
Emily Gorcenski
(Data scientist and Activist who created the site 'First Vigil' to track the trial information of white nationalists)

Emily Gorcenski
0
Birthdate: 1982 AD

 14 
Edward Bouchet
(physicist)

Edward Bouchet
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 28, 1918

 15 
William H. Welch
(Physician)

William H. Welch
2
Birthdate: April 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 30, 1934

 16 
John Franklin Enders
(The Father of Modern Vaccines)

John Franklin Enders
3
Birthdate: February 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 8, 1985

 17 
Craig C. Mello
(Biologist)

Craig C. Mello
2
Birthdate: October 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra

 18 
Alfred G. Gilman
(Pharmacologist, Biochemist)

Alfred G. Gilman
2
Birthdate: July 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 23, 2015

American pharmacologist and Nobel laureate Alfred G. Gilman is best remembered for his research on G proteins. Born to a Yale pharmacology professor and author father, he was destined to make it big in science. He also taught at the University of Virginia and other institutes and co-established a biotechnology company.

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John Hasbrouck Van Vleck
2
Birthdate: March 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 27, 1980

 20 
Albert Schatz
(Microbiologist)

Albert Schatz
2
Birthdate: February 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 17, 2005

 21 

Edward Calvin Kendall
2
Birthdate: March 8, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 4, 1972

Nobel Prize-winning chemist Edward Calvin Kendall is best known for his work on isolating thyroxine, or the thyroid hormone, and for crystallizing glutathione. He also revolutionized medical science by curing rheumatoid arthritis with cortisone, the steroid hormone he discovered. He was also associated with the Mayo Foundation and Princeton University.

 22 
Alexander Rich
(Biologist)

Alexander Rich
2
Birthdate: November 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 27, 2015

 23 
Suzanne Corkin
(Neuroscientist)

Suzanne Corkin
1
Birthdate: May 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 24, 2016

 24 
Wesley A. Clark
(Physicist)

Wesley A. Clark
1
Birthdate: April 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 22, 2016
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 25 
Clarence Dutton
(Geologist)

Clarence Dutton
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1841
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 4, 1912

 26 

Henry Chandler Cowles
1
Birthdate: February 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 12, 1939

Edmund Clarence Stedman
1
Birthdate: October 8, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 18, 1908

 28 
George Smith
(Biologist)

George Smith
1
Birthdate: March 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces

Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
1
Birthdate: July 15, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 15, 1884

 30 
Albert W. Hull
(Physicist)

Albert W. Hull
0
Birthdate: April 19, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 22, 1966

 31 
Jerome Namias
(Meteorologist)

Jerome Namias
0
Birthdate: March 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 10, 1997

 32 
Harold D. Arnold
(Physicist)

Harold D. Arnold
0
Birthdate: September 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 10, 1933

 33 
Michael Sveda
(Chemist)

Michael Sveda
0
Birthdate: February 3, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 10, 1999