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Ted Turner
Ted Turner was born in November 19, 1938 in Cincinnati, OH and he is a famous film/tv producer. He is well known also for his collaboration with several televisions: WTBS,CNN,TNT and many others. He is one of the richest persons in the world having a net worth of $2.0 billions. As an occupation...

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Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) main research was in the field of radioactivity, and he discovered alpha, beta, and gamma rays. He was the first to recognize tile nuclear nature of the...

Benjamin Thompson

Benjamin Thompson

Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (1753-1814) published in 1978 his theory that heat is a mode of motion, not a substance. Short Biography: Rumford spied for the British in the...

Wilhelm Rontgen

Wilhelm Rontgen

Wilhelm Konrad Rontgen (1845-1923) while investigating the passage of electricity through gases, he noticed the fluorescence of a barium platinocyanide screen. Short Biography: This...

Charles Rolls

Charles Rolls

Charles Rolls (1877-1910) was a British engineer who joined with Royce in 1905 to design and produce their own cars. Short Biography: He trained as as mechanical engineer at...

Burton Richter

Burton Richter

Burton Richter (born in 1931) is an American high energy physicist who, in the 1960s, designed the Stanford Positron Accelerating Ring (SPEAR). Short Biography: In 1974 Richter...

Theodore Richards

Theodore Richards

Theodore Richards (1868-1928) was working at Harvard University, Boston, for much of his career, Richards concentrated upon determining as accurately as possible the atomic weights...

Joseph Banks Rhine

Joseph Banks Rhine

Joseph Banks Rhine (1895-1980) work at Duke University, North Carolina, involving controlled laboratory experiments in telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis, described...

Tadeus Reichstein

Tadeus Reichstein

Tadeus Reichstein (1897-1996) had identified a large number of steroids secreted by the adrenal cortex, some of which would later be used in the treatment of Addison's disease in 1946....

John Strutt

John Strutt

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919) wrote the standard Treatise on Sound, experimented in optics and microscopy, and, with William Ramsay, discovered argon. Short...

Francois Raoult

Francois Raoult

Francois Raoult (1830-1901) was a French chemist. Short Biography: In 1882, while working at the University of Grenoble, Raoult formulated one of the basic laws of chemistry...

Sir William Ramsay

Sir William Ramsay

William Ramsay (1852-1916) was a Scottish chemist who, with Lord Rayleigh, discovered argon in 1894. Short Biography: In 1895 Ramsay manufactured helium, and in 1898, in cooperation...

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Venkata Raman (1888-1970) was an Indian physicist who in 1928 discovered what became known as the Raman effect the scattering of monochromatic light (light of a single wavelength) when...

Isidor Isaac Rabi

Isidor Isaac Rabi

Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898-1988) was an American physicist who developed techniques to measure with astonishing accuracy the strength of the weak magnetic fields. Short Biography: These...

Francois Rabelais

Francois Rabelais

Francois Rabelais (1495-1553) was educated in the Renaissance humanist tradition and was the author of satirical allegories, La Vie inestimable de Gargantua/The Inestimable Life of...

Adolphe Quetelet

Adolphe Quetelet

Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (1796-1874) was a Belgian statistician, a pioneer of modern statistical methods. Short Biography: He developed tests for the validity of statistical...



Pythagoras (c.580-500 BC) was a Greek mathematician and philosopher, who formulated Pythagoras's theorem: in a right-angled triangle, the square on the hypotenuse equals the sum of...



Claudius Ptolemaeus (c. AD 100-170) was a Egyptian astronomer and geographer, who worked in Alexandria. Short Biography: The Almagest developed the theory that Earth is the centre...

William Prout

William Prout

William Prout (1785-1850) published Prout's hypothesis: that the atomic weight of every atom is an exact and integral multiple of the hydrogen atom in 1815. The discovery of isotopes...

Ilya Prigogine

Ilya Prigogine

Ilya Prigogine (1917-2003) has made major contributions to the field of thermodynamics for which work he was awarded the Nobel physics prize 1977. Short Biography: Earlier theories...

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) was a Unitarian minister, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society 1766. Short Biography: In 1791 his chapel and house in Birmingham were sacked...

Karl Popper

Karl Popper

Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994) theory of falsificationism says that although scientific generalizations cannot be conclusively verified, they can be conclusively falsified by a counterinstance...

Simeon Denis Poisson

Simeon Denis Poisson

Simeon Denis Poisson (1781-1840) was a French applied mathematician. Short Biography: In probability theory he discovered the Poisson distribution which is widely used in probability...

Sir Isaac Pitman

Sir Isaac Pitman

Isaac Pitman (1813-1897) studied Samuel Taylor's scheme for shorthand writing, and in 1837 published his own system, Stenographic Soundhand, fast and accurate, and adapted for use in...

Gregory Goodwin Pincus

Gregory Goodwin Pincus

Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903-1967) was an American biologist who together with Min Chueh Chang and John Rock developed the contraceptive pill in the 1950s. Short Biography: As...

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