Scientists From Louisiana

Louisiana has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Ken Thompson, Sal Khan, Jeffrey Vitter, Ruth R. Benerito, John N. Bahcall and others.

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Ken Thompson
(Computer Scientist)

Ken Thompson
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Birthdate: February 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 2 
Sal Khan
(Teacher)

Sal Khan
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Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

What began as amateur math tutorials for his cousin later became Sal Khan’s dream project, the online education platform Khan Academy, which now has over 42 million users worldwide. Named to Time 100 in 2012, the American-born Bengali former hedge fund analyst is an MIT and Harvard alumnus.

 3 
Jeffrey Vitter
(Computer scientist, Engineer)

Jeffrey Vitter
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Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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Ruth R. Benerito
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Birthdate: January 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 5, 2013

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John N. Bahcall
(Astrophysicist)

John N. Bahcall
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Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 17, 2005