Scientists From Michigan

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Michigan has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Larry Page, John Harvey Kellogg, Claude Shannon, Glenn T. Seaborg, Samuel C. C. Ting and others.
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Claude Shannon
(Mathematician, Engineer & Cryptographer Known as a 'Father of Information Theory')
Claude Shannon
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Birthdate: April 30, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 24, 2001

Claude Shannon was an electrical engineer, mathematician, and cryptographer. He is credited with publishing the article A Mathematical Theory of Communication which gave rise to the field of information theory. Hence, Shannon is considered the father of information theory. He is also credited with founding digital circuit design theory. During World War II, he contributed to the field of cryptanalysis.

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Glenn T. Seaborg
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Birthdate: April 19, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 25, 1999

Glenn T. Seaborg was an American chemist who shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Edwin McMillan for discovering the first transuranium elements. He also authored or co-authored several books and articles, including 500 scientific journals. In 2005, Glenn T. Seaborg was inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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John Harvey Kellogg
(Physician, Nutritionist and Director of the ‘Battle Creek Sanitarium’)
John Harvey Kellogg
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Birthdate: February 26, 1852
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 14, 1943
Physician, nutritionist, and businessman John Harvey Kellogg served as the director of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, which was a combination of a European spa, a hydrotherapy center, a hospital, and a hotel. He believed in biologic living. However, he is best remembered as the inventor of corn flakes.
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Larry Page
(Co-founder of Google)
Larry Page
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Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

Larry Page is an American Internet entrepreneur and computer scientist. As one of the co-founders of the multinational technology company Google, Larry Page effectively changed the way the world functions today as Google is a synonym for a search engine in many parts of the world. Unsurprisingly, he became a billionaire after co-founding Google.

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Bill Joy
(Computer scientist, co-founded Sun Microsystems)
Bill Joy
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Birthdate: November 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Bill Hewlett
(Entrepreneur)
Bill Hewlett
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Birthdate: May 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 12, 2001
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Reed Timmer
(US Storm Chaser and Meteorologist Known for His Show Storm Chasers)
Reed Timmer
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Birthdate: March 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces

US extreme meteorologist and storm chaser Reed Timmer soared to fame with his Discovery Channel show Storm Chasers. He is also popular on Facebook and YouTube, where he posts videos of tornadoes, hurricanes, and cyclones. He has previously worked for AccuWeather and KFOR-TV.

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Dave Cutler
(Computer scientist, Engineer)
Dave Cutler
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Birthdate: March 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Samuel C. C. Ting
(Nobel Prize-Winning US Physicist Who Co-Discovered the J/ψ Meson Nuclear Particle)
Samuel C. C. Ting
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Birthdate: January 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Nobel Prize-winning US physicist Samuel C. C. Ting is best known for co-discovering the J/ψ meson nuclear particle. He taught the prestigious Columbia University and MIT. He was associated with CERN in Geneva, too. He is also known for his pioneering research on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.

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Marie Tharp
(US Geologist and Oceanographer Known for Her Pioneering Work on 'Oceanographic Cartography')
Marie Tharp
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Birthdate: July 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 23, 2006

US geologist and oceanographer Marie Tharp is remembered for her pioneering work on oceanographic cartography. She contributed to the development of the first scientific map of the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. She was associated with the Columbia University’s Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory and was one of the first women to work for it.

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Isadore Singer
(Mathematician)
Isadore Singer
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Birthdate: May 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Eric Betzig
(Physicist)
Eric Betzig
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Birthdate: January 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Alfred Day Hershey
(American Bacteriologist, Geneticist and Winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Alfred Day Hershey
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Birthdate: December 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 22, 1997

Nobel Prize-winning biologist Alfred Day Hershey is best remembered for his research on bacteriophages, or viruses that infect bacteria. He was associated with the Washington University throughout most of his life. He is also known for his blender experiment, which he conducted with his work partner Martha Chase.

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George David Birkhoff
(Mathematician)
George David Birkhoff
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Birthdate: March 21, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 12, 1944
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David Fairchild
(American Botanist and Plant Explorer Credited With Introducing Over 200,000 Exotic Plants to the United States)
David Fairchild
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Birthdate: April 7, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 6, 1954

David Fairchild was an American plant explorer and botanist. He is credited with introducing over 200,000 exotic plants to the United States. He also introduced varieties of established crops, including soybeans, mangos, bamboos, dates, and pistachios. In 1933, the National Academy of Sciences honored him with the Public Welfare Medal.

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Guy Consolmagno
(Astronomer, School teacher, Writer, Planetary scientist)
Guy Consolmagno
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Birthdate: September 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Nathan Wolfe
(American Virologist & Epidemiologist Known for His Research on the Transmission of Infectious Viruses)
Nathan Wolfe
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Birthdate: August 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo

Nathan Wolfe is an American virologist best known for founding a not-for-profit organization called Global Viral, where he is serving as the director. Wolfe, who is also credited with founding Metabiota, spent more than eight years in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa conducting biomedical research. In 2009, Wolfe was mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 Agents of Change list.

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Bob Bemer
(Computer Scientist)
Bob Bemer
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Birthdate: February 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 22, 2004
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Thomas Huckle Weller
(American Virologist Known for Cultivating Polio Virus in a Test Tube)
Thomas Huckle Weller
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Birthdate: June 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 23, 2008

Thomas Huckle Weller was an American virologist best remembered for his work that enabled the cultivation of polio viruses in a test tube, for which he received the prestigious 1954 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine alongside Frederick Chapman Robbins and John Franklin Enders. Thomas Huckle Weller was also the recipient of E. Mead Johnson Award and George Ledlie Prize.

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Jerome Horwitz
(American scientist)
Jerome Horwitz
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Birthdate: January 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 6, 2012
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Gordon Van Wylen
(Physicist)
Gordon Van Wylen
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Birthdate: February 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 5, 2020

American physicist Gordon Van Wylen is best known for his iconic book Thermodynamics. Apart from being the chair of physics at MIT, the World War II veteran had also been the president of Hope College in Michigan. He passed away at age 100 after a long fight with COVID-19.

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Laurence McKinley Gould
(US Geologist, Explorer, and Educator Who Had Been to Both the Arctic and the Antarctic)
Laurence McKinley Gould
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Birthdate: August 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 21, 1995

US geologist and polar explorer Laurence McKinley Gould had been to both the Arctic and the Antarctic. He was associated with Carleton College, first as a professor, then as a geology chairperson, and finally as its president. He also taught at the University of Arizona for over a decade.

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Marston Bates
(Zoologist)
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Birthdate: July 23, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 3, 1974
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A. S. Hitchcock
(Botanist and Agrostologist)
A. S. Hitchcock
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Birthdate: September 4, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 16, 1935

A. S. Hitchcock was an American agrostologist and botanist. He is best remembered for authoring more than 250 works during his lifetime. A. S. Hitchcock also worked as a professor at the Kansas State Agricultural College and his field notebooks are preserved in the Smithsonian Institution.

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Charles Manning Child
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Birthdate: February 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 19, 1954
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Martin Julian Buerger
(Crystallographer)
Martin Julian Buerger
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Birthdate: April 8, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 26, 1986
Douglas Houghton Campbell
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Birthdate: December 19, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 24, 1953
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Lydia Maria Adams DeWitt
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Birthdate: February 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 10, 1928
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T.C. Schneirla
(Psychologist)
T.C. Schneirla
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Birthdate: July 23, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 20, 1968