Scientists From Kentucky

Kentucky has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Thomas Hunt Morgan, Philip Allen Sharp, Owsley Stanley, Thomas Stoltz Harvey, George M. Whitesides and others.

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 1 Thomas Hunt Morgan

Thomas Hunt Morgan
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: September 25, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 4, 1945

Thomas Hunt Morgan was an evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and embryologist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1933. He worked extensively on the role that the chromosome plays in heredity and demonstrated that genes are carried on chromosomes. In his later career, he established the division of biology at the California Institute of Technology. 

 2 George M. Whitesides

George M. Whitesides
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Famous As: Chemist, University teacher
Birthdate: August 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo

 3 Owsley Stanley

Owsley Stanley
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Famous As: key figure in the San Francisco Bay Area hippie movement during the 1960s
Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 12, 2011

Owsley Stanley was an American clandestine chemist and audio engineer. During the 1960s Stanley played an important role in the Bay Area hippie movement and the counterculture of the decade. As the sound engineer of the Grateful Dead, Stanley developed the band's famous Wall of Sound, one of the largest transportable public address systems ever built.

 4 Thomas Stoltz Harvey

Thomas Stoltz Harvey
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Famous As: Pathologist, Neurologist
Birthdate: October 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 5, 2007

 5 Philip Allen Sharp

Philip Allen Sharp
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Famous As: Geneticist, Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini

Philip Allen Sharp is an American molecular biologist and geneticist best known for co-discovering RNA splicing. In 1993, he received the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Sir Richard John Roberts. Philip Allen Sharp has also won several other awards, such as the National Medal of Science, the Benjamin Franklin Medal, and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize. 

 6 Robert H. Grubbs

Robert H. Grubbs
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Famous As: Chemist, Autobiographer, University teacher
Birthdate: February 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces

 7 Ellen Churchill Semple

Ellen Churchill Semple
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: January 8, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 8, 1932
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 8 Nathaniel Shaler

Nathaniel Shaler
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Famous As: Paleontologist
Birthdate: February 20, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 10, 1906

Nathaniel Shaler was an American geologist and paleontologist. He is best remembered for his writings on the scientific and theological implications of the theory of evolution. Shaler is also remembered for his association with Harvard University where he served as Dean of Sciences. He was also regarded as one of the most popular teachers in the university.

 9 Orlando Park

Orlando Park
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Famous As: American entomologist
Birthdate: October 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 23, 1969

 10 William Henry Twenhofel

William Henry Twenhofel
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: April 16, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 4, 1957

 11 Clarence Lushbaugh

Clarence Lushbaugh
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Famous As: Radiologist, Pathologist
Birthdate: March 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 13, 2000