Famous Scientists

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.

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Vincent Du Vigneaud

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.

Roger Revelle

Revelle, Roger (1900-1991), was an American oceanographer, a scientist who studies the ocean.

Donald Culross Peattie

Peattie, Donald Culross (1898-1964), a United States botanist and author. His nature writings are marked by poetic prose, sage philosophy, and scientific accuracy.

Alexander Wetmore

Wetmore, Alexander (1886-1978), a United States museum official and authority on birds.

Rock Star Astrophysicist? Yes, and a For-Real Rock Star, Too

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.