Scientists From New Jersey

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Alfred Kinsey
(Biologist)
Alfred Kinsey
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Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 25, 1956

Alfred Kinsey was an American biologist, sexologist, and professor of zoology and entomology. He is credited with founding the Indiana University's Institute for Sex Research in 1947. Kinsey's research on human sexuality and his other works have influenced cultural and social values in the USA as well as internationally. In 2012, Kinsey was inducted into Chicago's Legacy Walk.

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Retta
(Stand-up Comedian)
Retta
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Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
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Sylvia Earle
(The First Female Chief Scientist of the ‘U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’)
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Birthdate: August 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Sylvia Earle is known for her research on marine algae and she was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Earle held the world record for the deepest untethered dive and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet, in 1998. She also featured in Netflix Original documentary Seaspiracy.
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George Hotz
(Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist)
George Hotz
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Birthdate: October 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra

Known online as Geohot, George Francis Hotz is an American security hacker and software engineer, who at the age of seventeen became the first person to hack Apple’s iPhone. Later, he developed iOS jailbreaks and became the first person to crack a defense system in Sony PlayStation 3. Currently, he is working at comma.ai, a startup he founded in 2015.

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Kathryn D. Sullivan
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Birthdate: October 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
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Joshua Lederberg
(Geneticist)
Joshua Lederberg
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Birthdate: May 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 2, 2008

Joshua Lederberg was an American molecular biologist best remembered for his work in the field of artificial intelligence, microbial genetics, and the US space program. In 1958, Lederberg won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine when he was just 33; he won the prize for discovering bacterial conjugation. In 2006, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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John Milnor
(Mathematician)
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Birthdate: February 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Martin William Kratt
(Zoologist, Actor)
Martin William Kratt
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Birthdate: December 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Howard H. Aiken
(Physicist, Scientist, Inventor)
Howard H. Aiken
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Birthdate: March 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 14, 1973
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Robert Scoble
(Blogger, Writer, Computer scientist, Podcaster)
Robert Scoble
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Birthdate: January 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Gregory Goodwin Pincus
(Former biologist and researcher who co-invented the combined oral contraceptive pill)
Gregory Goodwin Pincus
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Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 22, 1967

Gregory Goodwin Pincus revolutionized medical science by co-inventing the first oral contraceptive or birth control pill. The Cornell and Harvard alumnus was born to Russian Jewish immigrants and had an IQ of 210. Though he initially studied agriculture, he later focused on the study of hormones, steroids, and fertility.

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Richard E. Stearns
(Computer scientist)
Richard E. Stearns
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Birthdate: July 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Paul Cohen
(Mathematician)
Paul Cohen
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Birthdate: April 2, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 23, 2007
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George Wiley
(Activist)
George Wiley
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Birthdate: February 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 8, 1973
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Philip Morrison
(Professor)
Philip Morrison
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Birthdate: November 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 22, 2005
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Edward Feigenbaum
(Computer scientist)
Edward Feigenbaum
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Birthdate: January 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Daniel Quillen
(Mathematician)
Daniel Quillen
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Birthdate: June 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 30, 2011
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Joseph Weber
(Physicist)
Joseph Weber
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Birthdate: May 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 30, 2000
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Edward W. Morley
(Scientist)
Edward W. Morley
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Birthdate: January 29, 1838
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 24, 1923
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Hazel Bishop
(Chemist and businesswoman)
Hazel Bishop
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Birthdate: August 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 5, 1998
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Robert S. Dietz
(Scientist)
Robert S. Dietz
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Birthdate: September 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 19, 1995
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James W. Alexander II
(Mathematician)
James W. Alexander II
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Birthdate: September 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 23, 1971
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Christian J. Lambertsen
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Birthdate: May 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 11, 2011
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Dickinson W. Richards
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Birthdate: October 30, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 23, 1973
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Elizabeth Clare Prophet
(Writer, Religious leader)
Elizabeth Clare Prophet
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Birthdate: April 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 15, 2009
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Kenneth Lacovara
(Paleontologist)
Kenneth Lacovara
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Birthdate: March 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces

Kenneth Lacovara is an American paleontologist who works at Rowan University. Lacovara is credited with the discovery of Dreadnoughtus. He was also involved in the discovery of the Paralititan. In 2017, he published his book Why Dinosaurs Matter which earned him a Nautilus Book Award. He has also been honored by the Explorers Club with the prestigious Explorers Club Medal.

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Joel Henry Hildebrand
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Birthdate: November 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 30, 1983
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Julian Bigelow
(Engineer)
Julian Bigelow
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Birthdate: March 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 17, 2003
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Frank Chapman
(Ornithologist)
Frank Chapman
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Birthdate: June 12, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 15, 1945
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William Edwin Gordon
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Birthdate: January 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 16, 2010

William Edwin Gordon was a pioneer in the research on the ionosphere. An electrical engineer, he earned a PhD from Cornell before joining the faculty of Cornell and then Rice University. He was also associated with the Arecibo Observatory. His radar telescope in Puerto Rico is used for radar astronomy.

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Julius Stieglitz
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Birthdate: May 26, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 10, 1937
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Alvin Radkowsky
(Physicist)
Alvin Radkowsky
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Birthdate: June 30, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 17, 2002
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Joseph Barrell
(Geologist)
Joseph Barrell
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Birthdate: December 15, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 4, 1919
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Louis Alan Hazeltine
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Birthdate: August 7, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 24, 1964

Electrical engineer and physicist Louis Alan Hazeltine is best remembered for his invention of the neutrodyne circuit, which contributed to the development of commercial radio. The Hazeltine Corporation founder was also a US Navy consultant and had taught at his alma, the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Maurice M. Rapport
(Biochemist)
Maurice M. Rapport
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Birthdate: September 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 18, 2011

Maurice M. Rapport was a biochemist known for his work with the neurotransmitter serotonin. He collaborated with  Irvine H. Page and Arda A. Green to isolate and name the chemical. He also conducted important research in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and connective tissue diseases. He worked at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. 

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Peter A. Rona
(Oceanographer)
Peter A. Rona
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Birthdate: August 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 20, 2014
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Samuel L. Leonard
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Birthdate: November 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 11, 2007
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Helen Almira Shafer
(Mathematician)
Helen Almira Shafer
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Birthdate: September 23, 1839
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 20, 1894
New Jersey has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Alfred Kinsey, Joshua Lederberg, Retta, Sylvia Earle, George Hotz and others.