Scientists From Vermont

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Vermont has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Donald J. Cram, Wilson Bentley, Nettie Stevens, A. E. Douglass, Louis Winslow Austin and others.
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Nettie Stevens
(American Geneticist Known for Her Discovery of 'X and Y Sex Determining Chromosomes')
Nettie Stevens
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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.

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Wilson Bentley
(First Known Person to Take Detailed Photographs of Snowflakes)
Wilson Bentley
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Birthdate: February 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 23, 1931

Popularly known as Snowflake Bentley, US meteorologist and photographer Wilson Bentley had taken the world’s first detailed photographs of snowflakes and had thus pioneered snowflake photomicrography. He thus laid the foundation of the study of atmospheric ice crystal formation. Hailing from a farming family, he spent his entire life on his farm.

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Donald J. Cram
(One of the Founders of 'Host-Guest Chemistry')
Donald J. Cram
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Birthdate: April 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 17, 2001

Donald J. Cram was an American chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987. He shared the award with Charles J. Pedersen and Jean-Marie Lehn and the trio was also responsible for founding the field of host–guest chemistry. Donald J. Cram was also honored with other prestigious awards including the National Medal of Science.

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A. E. Douglass
(American Astronomer Known for Establishing a Wood Ring-Dating Methodology Called Dendrochronology)
A. E. Douglass
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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.

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Louis Winslow Austin
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Birthdate: October 30, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 27, 1932
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Frank Knowlton
(American Botanist, Ornithologist and Naturalist Who Discovered Much About the Distribution and Structure of Fossilized Plants)
Frank Knowlton
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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.