Scientists From Indiana

Indiana has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Harold Urey, Ferid Murad, Philip Warren Anderson, Eric F. Wieschaus, Margaret Hamilton and others.

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Harold Urey
(Chemist)

Harold Urey
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Birthdate: April 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 5, 1981

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Margaret Hamilton
(Computer Scientist)

Margaret Hamilton
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Birthdate: August 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo

Credited with coining the term software engineering, computer scientist and systems engineer, Margaret Heafield Hamilton served as the Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, overseeing the development of the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo program.  A prolific writer, she is also the founder of two software companies; Higher Order Software and Hamilton Technologies.

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Philip Warren Anderson
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Birthdate: December 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 29, 2020

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Ferid Murad
(Physician and Pharmacologist)

Ferid Murad
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Birthdate: September 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo

Harvey Washington Wiley
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 30, 1930

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Alice Hamilton
(Toxicologist, Pathologist, University teacher, Physician)

Alice Hamilton
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Birthdate: February 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 22, 1970

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Eric W. Weisstein
(Mathematician, Astronomer, Non-fiction writer)

Eric W. Weisstein
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Birthdate: March 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces

Famous for creating and maintaining MathWorld, the most widely accessed internet site for mathematical resources, Eric W. Weisstein is an encyclopedist who began compiling scientific encyclopedias as a high school student. Author of the bestselling book, CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, he is also credited with creating ScienceWorld website.

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 8 
John Henry Holland
(Engineer, Psychologist, Scientist, University teacher, Computer scientist)

John Henry Holland
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Birthdate: February 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 9, 2015

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Elbert Frank Cox
(American mathematician)

Elbert Frank Cox
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Birthdate: December 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 28, 1969

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Richard R. Schrock
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Birthdate: January 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Wendell Meredith Stanley
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Birthdate: August 16, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 15, 1971

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Wendell Meredith Stanley is remembered for his pathbreaking research on viruses. He revealed the molecular structure of viruses by purifying and crystallizing them. He also penned a Pulitzer-nominated book, Chemistry: A Beautiful Thing, and was associated with the Rockefeller Institute and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Eric F. Wieschaus
(Development Biologist)

Eric F. Wieschaus
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Birthdate: June 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini

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Maclyn McCarty
(Geneticist)

Maclyn McCarty
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Birthdate: June 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 2, 2005

Maclyn McCarty was an American geneticist who became the first person to illustrate that genes were made of DNA. McCarty served as the Rockefeller University Hospital's physician-in-chief for 14 years. He also served as the vice president and a trusted adviser of Rockefeller University.

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Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Birthdate: July 15, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 1, 1969

Microbiologist Thomas Francis, Jr. is best remembered for identifying the influenza A and influenza B strains and creating a vaccine effective against both. He also contributed to the research on the treatment of pneumonia. His medical research won his many accolades and awards, such as the Medal of Freedom.

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Robert Frank Borkenstein
(Police Officer)

Robert Frank Borkenstein
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Birthdate: August 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 10, 2002

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Warder Clyde Allee
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Birthdate: June 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 18, 1955

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George Brown Goode
(Ichthyologist)

George Brown Goode
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Birthdate: February 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 6, 1896

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Oliver Perry Hay
(Herpetologist)

Oliver Perry Hay
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Birthdate: May 22, 1846
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 2, 1930

Initially a professor of geology and biology at Butler University, Oliver Perry Hay later contributed immensely to catalogs on North American fossil vertebrates. He had also served as the associate curator of New York’s American Museum of Natural History. His son, too, grew up to be a zoologist.

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George Frederick Dick
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Birthdate: July 21, 1881
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 10, 1967