You may have heard the names Nikola Tesla and Marie Curie before, but do you know what they contributed to science? Here you can learn about some of the most famous scientists in the world.
Hubbard, Ruth (1924-) is an Austrian-born American biologist and biochemist whose contributions to the study of the biochemistry and photochemistry of vision in vertebrates and invertebrates have greatly advanced the understanding of the field.
Luria, Salvador Edward (1912-1991), an Italian-born American biologist, shared the 1969 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with German-born American biophysicist Max Delbrück and American biologist Alfred D.
Waksman, Selman Abraham (1888-1973), a Russian-born United States microbiologist.
Wright, Sewall Green (1889-1988), was an American geneticist who greatly influenced the fields of genetics (the study of heredity) and evolutionary biology.
Benzer, Seymour (1921-), an American geneticist, is one of the founders of modern behavioral geneties.
Altman, Sidney (1939-), a Canadian-born American molecular biologist, transformed scientific thought about how living cells work and how life began millions of years ago.
Moore, Stanford (1913-1982) was an American biochemist who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in chemistry with American scientist William Howard Stein for their pioneering research into the structure and chemistry of proteins.
Gould, Stephen Jay (1941-2002), a United States paleontologist, educator, and author.
Smith, Theobald (1859-1934), a United States pathologist. His investigations of infectious diseases led to the discovery, with F.
Weller, Thomas Huckle (1915-), an American virologist, was one of the first scientists to grow the poliomyelitis virus on tissues outside the body.
Morgan, Thomas Hunt (1866-1945), a United States geneticist. During 1909-15, Morgan and his assistants discovered three essential principles of genetics-sex linkage, linkage and crossing over, and sex determination.
Du Vigneaud, d$uY vēn'yō, Vincent (1901-1978), a United States biochemist. He received the 1955 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his isolation and synthesis of oxytocin, a hormone important in childbirth, and vasopressin, a hormone that regulates blood pressure.
Revelle, Roger (1900-1991), was an American oceanographer, a scientist who studies the ocean.
Peattie, Donald Culross (1898-1964), a United States botanist and author. His nature writings are marked by poetic prose, sage philosophy, and scientific accuracy.
Wetmore, Alexander (1886-1978), a United States museum official and authority on birds.
Something else you didn't know about the Pluto exploration: Queen guitarist Brian May has serious science chops, and he contributed to the New Horizons mission.