Scientists From Washington

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Gabe Newell
(Entrepreneur)
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Birthdate: November 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Businessman Gabe Newell is the co-founder and president of the video game developer and digital distribution company, Valve. As a young man, he worked for Microsoft for several years before he quit to found his own venture. He was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Gary Kildall
(Computer scientist, Programmer, University teacher)
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Birthdate: May 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 11, 1994
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Bill Gates
(Co-Founder of Microssoft)
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Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Leading American technologist, business leader and philanthropist, Bill Gates is the co-founder of the world’s largest software company, Microsoft. His passion for computers made him one of the richest in the world and through his charity foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he and his ex-wife, Melinda, use this money generously to help people world over live a better life.

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John Hopcroft
(Computer scientist)
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Birthdate: October 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
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Robert Stroud
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Birthdate: January 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 21, 1963
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Linda B. Buck
(American biologist)
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Birthdate: January 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Linda B. Buck is an American biologist who received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on olfactory receptors; she shared the award with molecular biologist Richard Axel. An important and influential biologist, Linda has also won several other awards, such as the Takasago Award, Unilever Science Award, Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award, and R.H. Wright Award.

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Joseph A. Walker
(Astronaut, Physicist, Test pilot)
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Birthdate: February 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 8, 1966
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Chester F. Carlson
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Birthdate: February 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 19, 1968
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John Maeda
(graphic designer, computer scientist)
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
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Dixie Lee Ray
(Politician)
Dixie Lee Ray
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Birthdate: September 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 2, 1994
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Alice Ball
(Chemist, Pharmacist)
Alice Ball
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Birthdate: July 24, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 31, 1916
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Douglas D. Osheroff
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Birthdate: August 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
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George H. Hitchings
(Medical doctor)
George H. Hitchings
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Birthdate: April 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 27, 1998
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Philip Hauge Abelson
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Birthdate: April 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 1, 2004
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Scott S. Sheppard
(Astronomer)
Scott S. Sheppard
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Birthdate: 1976 AD

American astronomer Scott S. Sheppard is best-known for discovering several comets, moons, minor planets in the outer Solar System. Some of his most notable discoveries include possible dwarf planets like 2010 KZ39, 2010 FX86, 471143 Dziewanna and 2013 FY27; many small moons of Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn; and the Neptune Trojans 2008 LC18, 385571 Otrera, and 2005 TN53 .  

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Eloise Giblett
(Scientist)
Eloise Giblett
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Birthdate: January 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 16, 2009
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Clyde Wiegand
(Physicist)
Clyde Wiegand
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Birthdate: May 23, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 5, 1996
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Raymond Cecil Moore
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Birthdate: February 20, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 16, 1974

Apart from teaching at the University of Kansas, Raymond Cecil Moore also made pioneering developments in the study of Paleozoic Era invertebrate organisms. He also contributed to the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology and books such as Historical Geology. He was also well-versed in a number of languages.

Washington has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Bill Gates, Gabe Newell, George H. Hitchings, Douglas D. Osheroff, Robert Stroud and others.