Scientists From Vermont

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Nettie Stevens
(American Geneticist Known for Her Discovery of 'X and Y Sex Determining Chromosomes')
Nettie Stevens
Birthdate: July 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 4, 1912

Nettie Stevens was an American geneticist. She is credited with discovering sex chromosomes which later came to be known as the X and Y chromosomes. In 1994, Nettie Stevens was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Wilson Bentley
(First Known Person to Take Detailed Photographs of Snowflakes)
Wilson Bentley
Birthdate: February 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 23, 1931
Donald J. Cram
Birthdate: April 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 17, 2001
A. E. Douglass
A. E. Douglass
Birthdate: July 5, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 20, 1962

Best known as the pioneer of dendrochronology, or the process of dating of events by analyzing tree rings, A. E. Douglass had also been the director of the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory. He also worked extensively on Mars and was the first to photograph the zodiacal light.

Louis Winslow Austin
Birthdate: October 30, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 27, 1932
Frank Hall Knowlton
Birthdate: September 2, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 22, 1926

Renowned paleobotanist Frank Hall Knowlton is remembered for his pioneering study of fossilized plants and geologic climates. He not just taught botany but had also been associated with the U.S. Geological Survey. His interests also included birds, and he contributed to a volume named Birds of the World.

Vermont has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Donald J. Cram, Nettie Stevens, Wilson Bentley, A. E. Douglass, Louis Winslow Austin and others.