Scientists From Washington

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Washington has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Bill Gates, Gabe Newell, George H. Hitchings, Douglas D. Osheroff, Natalie Jill and others.
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Gabe Newell
(Entrepreneur)
Gabe Newell
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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)
Gary Kildall
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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)
Bill Gates
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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)
John Hopcroft
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Birthdate: October 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
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Joseph A. Walker
(Astronaut, Physicist, Test pilot)
Joseph A. Walker
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Birthdate: February 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 8, 1966
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Linda B. Buck
(American biologist)
Linda B. Buck
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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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Chester F. Carlson
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Birthdate: February 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 19, 1968
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Alice Ball
(American Chemist Renowned for Developing the 'Ball Method')
Alice Ball
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Birthdate: July 24, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 31, 1916

Alice Ball was an American chemist best remembered for developing the Ball Method, which became the most effective treatment for leprosy in the early 20th century. She was the first African American and first woman to work as a chemistry professor at the University of Hawaii. Alice Ball's contributions to science were recognized several years after her death.

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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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John Maeda
(graphic designer, computer scientist)
John Maeda
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
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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
(American Medical Doctor Who Won the 1988 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
George H. Hitchings
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Birthdate: April 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 27, 1998

George H. Hitchings was an American medical doctor best remembered for winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1988 along with Gertrude Elion and Sir James Black. While the group won the award for their discoveries of prominent principles for drug treatment, George H. Hitchings won it explicitly for his work on chemotherapy.

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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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Raymond Cecil Moore
(American Geologist and Paleontologist Known for His Work on Paleozoic Crinoids, Bryozoans, and Corals)
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.

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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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Natalie Jill
(American Fitness Trainer and Nutritionist)
Natalie Jill
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Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo