Scientists From Connecticut

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Connecticut has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Vint Cerf, Barbara McClintock, Roger Wolcott Sperry, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, John Franklin Enders and others.
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Vint Cerf
(Computer scientist)
Vint Cerf
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Birthdate: June 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jim Cantore
(American Meteorologist Best Known as an On-Air Personality for 'The Weather Channel')
Jim Cantore
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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.
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Charles Goodyear
(Inventor of Vulcanized Rubber)
Charles Goodyear
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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.

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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.  

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Edward Norton Lorenz
(US Meteorologist and Mathematician Who Proposed the Chaos Theory)
Edward Norton Lorenz
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Birthdate: May 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 16, 2008
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Roger Wolcott Sperry
(Neuropsychologist)
Roger Wolcott Sperry
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Birthdate: August 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 17, 1994
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Lawrence Roberts
(Computer scientist)
Lawrence Roberts
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Birthdate: December 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 26, 2018
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Steven Strogatz
(Mathematician)
Steven Strogatz
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Birthdate: August 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
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Charles Davenport
(American Biologist and Eugenicist Influential in the 'American Eugenics Movement')
Charles Davenport
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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). 

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Stephen Cole Kleene
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher, University teacher)
Stephen Cole Kleene
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Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 25, 1994
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Emily Gorcenski
(Data scientist and Activist who created the site 'First Vigil' to track the trial information of white nationalists)
Emily Gorcenski
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Birthdate: 1982 AD
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Edward Bouchet
(physicist)
Edward Bouchet
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Birthdate: September 15, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 28, 1918
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William H. Welch
(Physician)
William H. Welch
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Birthdate: April 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 30, 1934
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Craig C. Mello
(Biologist)
Craig C. Mello
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Birthdate: October 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
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John Franklin Enders
(American Biomedical Scientist Regarded as 'Father of Modern Vaccines')
John Franklin Enders
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Birthdate: February 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 8, 1985

John Franklin Enders was an American biomedical scientist best remembered for winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 along with Thomas Huckle Weller and Frederick Chapman Robbins for discovering that poliomyelitis viruses have the ability to grow in cultures of different types of tissue. John Franklin Enders is often referred to as the Father of Modern Vaccines.

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John Hasbrouck Van Vleck
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Birthdate: March 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 27, 1980
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Alfred G. Gilman
(Pharmacologist, Biochemist)
Alfred G. Gilman
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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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Albert Schatz
(American Microbiologist Who Discovered Streptomycin)
Albert Schatz
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Birthdate: February 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 17, 2005

Albert Schatz was an American academic and microbiologist. He is best remembered for his discovery of streptomycin, the first effective antibiotic for the treatment of tuberculosis. In 1994, Albert Schatz was honored for his work with the prestigious Rutgers University Medal.

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Edward Calvin Kendall
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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.

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Alexander Rich
(American Biophysicist Who Discovered Z-DNA and Polysomes)
Alexander Rich
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Birthdate: November 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 27, 2015

American biophysicist Alexander Rich, who taught at MIT and Harvard, is remembered for discovering polysomes and left-handed Z-DNA. He also founded the pharmaceutical company Alkermes and co-chaired the board of Repligen Corporation. He also won numerous honors, such as the National Medal of Science.

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Suzanne Corkin
(Neuroscientist)
Suzanne Corkin
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Birthdate: May 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 24, 2016
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Wesley A. Clark
(Physicist)
Wesley A. Clark
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Birthdate: April 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 22, 2016
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Clarence Dutton
(US Geologist and Seismologist Who Pioneered the Concept of Isostasy)
Clarence Dutton
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Birthdate: May 15, 1841
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 4, 1912

US Army officer, geologist, and seismologist Clarence Dutton is best known for developing the concept of isostasy. He is also remembered for his vivid descriptions of the geology of Grand Canyon. He was a co-founder of the Cosmos Club and was part of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Henry Chandler Cowles
(A Pioneer in the Field of Ecology Known for His Research on Ecological Succession)
Henry Chandler Cowles
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Birthdate: February 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 12, 1939
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Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
(American Educator, Scientist, Author, and Editor)
Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
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Birthdate: July 15, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 15, 1884

Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps was an American educator, scientist, author, and editor. She is best remembered for her botany writings, which influenced several other American women to be botanists like her daughter Augusta Newton Foote Arnold and contemporary Eunice Newton Foote. Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps' long life was dedicated to the education of women, especially young women.

Edmund Clarence Stedman
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Birthdate: October 8, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 18, 1908
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George Smith
(Biologist)
George Smith
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Birthdate: March 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Albert W. Hull
(Physicist)
Albert W. Hull
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Birthdate: April 19, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 22, 1966
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Jerome Namias
(US Meteorologist Who Conducted Pioneering Research on the El NiƱo)
Jerome Namias
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Birthdate: March 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 10, 1997
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Harold D. Arnold
(Physicist)
Harold D. Arnold
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Birthdate: September 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 10, 1933
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Michael Sveda
(Chemist)
Michael Sveda
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Birthdate: February 3, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 10, 1999