Facts on National Medal of Science laureates

Linus Pauling

Was an American chemist, bio-chemist, author, educator and peace-activist.

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James Watson

Is an American geneticist and biophysicist who was noted for the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA.

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Richard Feynman

Was an American Theoretical Physicist known for his contributions to the development of quantum electro dynamics.

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Hans Bethe

Was a German-born American theoretical physicist who is credited as one fo the founders of quantum physics.

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Ernst Mayr

Was a biologist from Germany known best for his work in evolution and his influential work in the history of science.

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Theodosius Dobzhansky

Was an esteemed biologist who worked in the fields of genetics and evolution with many contributions to the world of science.

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George Gaylord Simpson

was an American paleontologist.

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Lynn Margulis

was an American biologist and University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Edward O. Wilson

Was an American biologist often called the “father of biodiversity” or “socio-biology” for discovering hundreds of new insect species.

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Gertrude Belle Elion

Was an American pharmacologist and biochemist who was famous for her scientific discovery of drugs to treat leukemia and herpes and to prevent the rejection of kidney transplants.

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Edward Teller

Was a Hungarian-born American nuclear physicist who was instrumental in the production of the first atomic bomb as well as the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, Hydrogen bomb.

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B. F. Skinner

Was an American psychologist, philosopher, scientists and poet known for inventing the operant condition chamber and for his own experimental analysis of behavior.

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Arnold Orville Beckman

Arnold Orville Beckman was an American industrialist, investor, inventor, chemist, and philanthropist

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Barbara McClintock

was an American scientist and the 1983 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

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Edwin Herbert Land

was an American scientist and inventor

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Erwin Chargaff

was an Austrian biochemist.

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Rita Levi-Montalcini

An Italian neurologist.

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Wernher Von Braun

A German rocket engineer and space architect.

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