Scientists From Texas

Texas has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Robert Woodrow Wilson, E. Donnall Thomas, Robert Floyd Curl Jr., Robert Bruce Merrifield, Beck Weathers and others.

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 1 Robert Woodrow Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson
Famous As: Physicist, Astronomer
Birthdate: January 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 2 Beck Weathers

Beck Weathers
Famous As: Pathologist
Birthdate: December 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 3 Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Computer scientist, Musician, Blogger
Birthdate: January 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 4 Dean Ornish

Dean Ornish
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer

 5 Grady Booch

Grady Booch
Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer
Birthdate: February 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces

 6 Nima Arkani-Hamed

Nima Arkani-Hamed
Famous As: Theoretical Physicist with interests in high-energy physics, quantum field theory, string theory, cosmology
Birthdate: April 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries

 7 Spencer Silver

Spencer Silver
Famous As: chemist
Birthdate: 1941 AD
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 8 M. King Hubbert

M. King Hubbert
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: October 5, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 11, 1989

 9 Robert Floyd Curl Jr.

Robert Floyd Curl Jr.
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: August 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo

 10 E. Donnall Thomas

E. Donnall Thomas
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 20, 2012

 11 Maurice Ewing

Maurice Ewing
Famous As: Geophysicist
Birthdate: May 12, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 4, 1974

 12 Charles Steen

Charles Steen
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: December 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 1, 2006

 13 Robert Bruce Merrifield

Robert Bruce Merrifield
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: July 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 14, 2006

American biochemist Robert Bruce Merrifield is best known for pioneering the method for production of synthetic peptides in the lab called solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS). This invention of SPPS led Merrifield to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984. He also won the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities Award in 1998 for his outstanding contributions to Biomolecular Technologies.

 14 Edward F. Knipling

Edward F. Knipling
Famous As: Entomologist
Birthdate: March 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 17, 2000

 15 E. Allen Emerson

E. Allen Emerson
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: June 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini

 16 Matilda Coxe Stevenson

Matilda Coxe Stevenson
Famous As: Ethnologist
Birthdate: May 12, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 24, 1915

 17 G. W. Pierce

G. W. Pierce
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: January 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 25, 1956

 18 Claude Hope

Claude Hope
Famous As: Horticulturalist
Birthdate: May 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 14, 2000
Claude Hope is best known for his role in turning the impatiens, an African river plant, into the most popular bedding plant in the US. In 1992, a book was written about him titled A Master of Seeds: The Life and Work of Claude Hope by Ricardo Arias Martinez. Hope was also honored for his social, economic contributions to Costa Rica.

 19 Harry Martin Meyer, Jr.

Harry Martin Meyer, Jr.
Famous As: Virologist
Birthdate: November 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 19, 2001