Scientists From Michigan

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
(Doctor, Inventor)

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

Reed Timmer
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Birthdate: March 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
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 8 
Marie Tharp
(Geologist)

Marie Tharp
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Birthdate: July 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 23, 2006

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Samuel C. C. Ting
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Birthdate: January 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius

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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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Eric Betzig
(Physicist)

Eric Betzig
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Birthdate: January 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Isadore Singer
(Mathematician)

Isadore Singer
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Birthdate: May 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus

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Alfred Day Hershey
(Bacteriologist)

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
(Botanist)

David Fairchild
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Birthdate: April 7, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 6, 1954

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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
(Virologist and epidemiologist)

Nathan Wolfe
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Birthdate: August 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo

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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
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Birthdate: June 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 23, 2008

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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
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Birthdate: August 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 21, 1995

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Marston Bates
(Zoologist)

Marston Bates
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Birthdate: July 23, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 3, 1974

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A. S. Hitchcock
(Botanist)

A. S. Hitchcock
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Birthdate: September 4, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 16, 1935
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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