Scientists From Tennessee

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Tennessee has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Mark Dean, Edward Emerson Barnard, Ernest William Goodpasture, William Wilson Morgan, Mary Styles Harris and others.
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Mark Dean
(American computer engineer)
Mark Dean
Birthdate: March 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Edward Emerson Barnard
(American astronomer)
Edward Emerson Barnard
Birthdate: December 16, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 6, 1923

Having lost his father a few months before his birth, Edward Emerson Barnard struggled with poverty and missed out on formal education, but realized his passion for photography quite early in life. Remembered as a pioneer of celestial photography, he discovered countless comets and celestial bodies, including the Barnard’s star.

Ernest William Goodpasture
Birthdate: October 17, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 20, 1960
William Wilson Morgan
(American Astronomer and Astrophysicist Known for Helping Prove the Existence of Spiral Arms in Our Galaxy)
William Wilson Morgan
Birthdate: January 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 21, 1994

Mostly known for his life-long association with the University of Chicago’s Yerkes Observatory, astronomer William Wilson Morgan was the first to prove that the Milky Way has spiral arms. Apart from co-developing the MK system of classification of stars, he also co-established the Bautz-Morgan classification system for clusters.

Mary Styles Harris
Birthdate: June 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer

Before she became a renowned biologist and geneticist, Mary Styles Harris had already made history as the first African American student of Miami Jackson High School. Her research focuses on the detection and cure of ailments such as sickle-cell anemia. Her health-oriented radio and TV shows include Journey to Wellness.