American Scientists (American Biographies) by Charles W. Carey Jr.

By Charles W. Carey Jr.

Ahead of 1901, whilst the 1st Nobel Prize was once offered, lots of the state-of-the-art medical examine and conception used to be being performed in Europe, the place a few of the world-class chemists, physicists, and scientific researchers resided. through 2004, american citizens had received greater than 2 hundred Nobel Prizes within the sciences - greater than the other unmarried state. in the course of that century American scientists, despite their self-discipline, led the best way in constructing the theories and experiments that experience propelled humankind's wisdom of technology ahead. "American Scientists" presents 250-300 entries at the scientists who've vastly impacted society and the clinical neighborhood. each one authoritative access covers the scientist's history details, together with information about the individual's specialist occupation and accomplishments in the medical global. including to this available reference are additional examining lists particular to every access, seventy three pictures, cross-references, a bibliography, a basic index, and topic indexes - one by way of self-discipline and one via yr of beginning.

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Berg, Paul (1926– ) biochemist Paul Berg developed the techniques for recombining DNA from two different species, thus contributing to the development of genetic engineering and biotechnology. For this contribution he was awarded a share of the 1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Berg was born on June 30, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Harry, owned a garment factory, and his mother, Sarah, was a homemaker. S. Navy and served on a submarine chaser during World War II. S. in biochemistry two years later.

Because he was a voracious reader, he was able to teach himself much about a number of subjects. He lived on the family farm his entire life; instead of marrying, he supported his parents until his mother’s death in the late 1770s. When he was in his early twenties, Banneker built a mechanical clock, a feat that bordered on the near-miraculous given his time and place. According to legend, he dismantled a pocket watch, examined its workings carefully, and then set out to build a chiming clock based on his observations.

Courtesy of Hans A. Bethe) Further Reading Hargittai, Istvan, and Magdolna Hargittai. Candid Science II: Conversations with Famous Biomedical Scientists. London: Imperial College Press, 2002, pp. 154–182. org. ” Available online. org/ chemistry/laureates/1980. Downloaded on August 9, 2004. Wasson, Tyler, ed. Nobel Prize Winners. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1987, pp. 85–87. Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht Bethe) (1906–2005) physicist Hans A. Bethe won a Nobel Prize for explaining how stars generate energy via nuclear reactions.

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