Scientists From Missouri

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George Washington Carver
(Agricultural scientist)
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Birthdate: 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 5, 1943
Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver is best remembered for promoting crops that were alternative to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He invented ways to prevent soil depletion and developed scores of products made from peanuts, including paints and cosmetics. He won numerous honors, such as the Spingarn Medal.
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Edwin Powell Hubble
(Astronomer & Mathematician)
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Birthdate: November 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 28, 1953

While the Hubble Telescope, named after Edwin Powell Hubble, reminds one of his contribution to astronomy, he failed to get a Nobel Prize, as back in his time, the Nobel Committee didn’t recognize astrophysics as a valid science. He is best remembered for his work on galaxies and extragalactic astronomy.

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Dorothy Vaughan
(American Mathematician, Human Computer and First African-American to Receive Promotion as Supervisor in NASA)
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Birthdate: September 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 10, 2008

American mathematician Dorothy Vaughan was also known as a "human computer." Initially a math teacher, she became the first African-American supervisor of NACA, later part of NASA, at a time when racial segregation was rampant in the U.S. Her contribution to the early American space programs is invaluable.

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Harlow Shapley
(Former astronomer known for determining correct position of Sun within Milky Way Galaxy; head of Harvard College Observatory (1921–1952))
Harlow Shapley
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Birthdate: November 2, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 20, 1972

American scientist Harlow Shapley is best-remembered for ascertaining correct position of Sun within Milky Way Galaxy and for heading the Harvard College Observatory. He determined the size and shape of the Milky Way Galaxy and the Sun’s position within it using the Cepheid variable stars and wrote the Liquid Water Belt that provided scientific acceptance to Hubertus Strughold’s ecosphere theory.

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Steven Chu
(Former United States Secretary of Energy)
Steven Chu
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Birthdate: February 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces

American physicist, politician and Nobel laureate Steven Chu, who served as United States Secretary of Energy, presently serves as Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. His research on cooling and trapping of atoms with laser light led him to share the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics with William Daniel Phillips and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji.

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Norbert Wiener
(Father of Cybernetics)
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Birthdate: November 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 18, 1964
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J. C. R. Licklider
(Psychologist)
J. C. R. Licklider
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Birthdate: March 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 26, 1990
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Michael Rosbash
(Geneticist)
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Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces

Michael Rosbash is an American chronobiologist and geneticist, currently serving as a researcher and professor at Brandeis University. In 2017, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of the controlling mechanisms of the circadian cycle. Rosbash has also received many other awards like the Massry Prize.

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Julia Robinson
(Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher, Scientist)
Julia Robinson
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Birthdate: December 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 30, 1985
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Jean Bartik
(Computer software pioneer)
Jean Bartik
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Birthdate: December 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 23, 2011
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Charles Stark Draper
(Scientist, Engineer)
Charles Stark Draper
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Birthdate: October 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 25, 1987
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Roger D. Kornberg
(biochemist, chemist, university teacher)
Roger D. Kornberg
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Birthdate: April 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus

American chemist Roger D. Kornberg studied at Harvard and Stanford and later taught at both these institutes. His research focuses on transcription, or the process of the conversion of DNA into RNA. Both he and his father have won the Nobel Prize, becoming the sixth father-son duo to achieve the feat.

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Robert H. Dicke
(Astronomer)
Robert H. Dicke
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Birthdate: May 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 4, 1997

American astronomer and Princeton University physicist Robert H. Dicke is best known for making significant contributions in the fields of atomic physics, astrophysics, gravity and cosmology. He designed and introduced the Dicke radiometer, the most common form of microwave radiometer; developed the Brans–Dicke theory of gravitation with Carl H. Brans; and is generally believed to have invented the lock-in amplifier.

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George Mueller
(Engineer and physicist)
George Mueller
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Birthdate: July 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 12, 2015
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Brian Druker
(Scientist)
Brian Druker
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Birthdate: April 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
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David Schramm
(Educator)
David Schramm
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Birthdate: October 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 19, 1997
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Anna J. Harrison
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Birthdate: December 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 8, 1998
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Thomas H. Stix
(Physicist)
Thomas H. Stix
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Birthdate: July 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 16, 2001
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Curtis F. Marbut
(Soil Scientist)
Curtis F. Marbut
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Birthdate: 1863 AD
Died: 1935 AD
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William Walden Rubey
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Birthdate: December 19, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 12, 1974
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Julian W. Hill
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Birthdate: 1904 AD
Died: January 29, 1996
Missouri has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include George Washington Carver, Edwin Powell Hubble, Norbert Wiener, Steven Chu, Dorothy Vaughan and others.