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ORGANIZATION

Founded 1817.

Official Website:
http://www.nyas.org/

Founding Date:
1817

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Maurice Allais
Economist
31-May-1911 9-Oct-2010 Monopoly pricing and the Allais effect
Eleanor Baum
Educator
c. 1939   Dean of Engineering, Cooper Union
Adolf Butenandt
Chemist
24-Mar-1903 18-Jan-1995 Research in sex hormones
George Campbell, Jr.
Educator
2-Dec-1945   President of the Cooper Union
James McKeen Cattell
Psychologist
24-May-1860 20-Jan-1944 Academic freedom
Erwin Chargaff
Biologist
11-Aug-1905 20-Jun-2002 Biochemist at Columbia University
Paul Davies
Physicist
22-Apr-1946   The Mind of God
Peter Debye
Physicist
24-Mar-1884 2-Nov-1966 Studied molecular structure, dipoles
Nicholas M. Donofrio
Business
7-Sep-1945   EVP at IBM
Gerald M. Edelman
Scientist
1-Jul-1929   Chemical structure of antibodies
Gertrude B. Elion
Scientist
23-Jan-1918 21-Feb-1999 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, AIDS
Jeffrey E. Epstein
Business
20-Jan-1953   Reclusive money manager
Matthew Goldstein
Educator
c. 1941   Chancellor of CUNY
Richard J. Goldstein
Engineer
c. 1936   Fluid mechanics
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
31-Oct-1935   Mathematician, Computer Scientist
E. Newton Harvey
Zoologist
25-Nov-1887 21-Jul-1959 Light-emitting organisms
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Pyotr Kapitsa
Physicist
8-Jul-1894 8-Apr-1984 Discovered superfluidity
Lev Landau
Physicist
22-Jan-1908 1-Apr-1968 Superfluidity of helium
Henry C. Lee
Scientist
22-Nov-1938   Prominent criminologist
Richard A. Lerner
Biologist
28-Aug-1938   Scripps Research Institute
Barbara McClintock
Scientist
16-Jun-1902 2-Sep-1992 Discovered transposable genes
Colleen McCullough
Novelist
1-Jun-1937   The Thorn Birds
Peter Medawar
Biologist
28-Feb-1915 2-Oct-1987 Acquired immunological tolerance
Giulio Natta
Chemist
26-Feb-1903 2-May-1979 Ziegler-Natta catalysts for polymerization
Ronald G. W. Norrish
Chemist
9-Nov-1897 7-Jun-1978 Rapid chemical processes
Wilhelm Ostwald
Chemist
2-Sep-1853 4-Apr-1932 Ostwald's Law of Dilution and Conductivity
Edmund S. Phelps
Economist
26-Jul-1933   Golden Rules of Economic Growth
George Porter
Chemist
6-Dec-1920 31-Aug-2002 Rapid chemical and biological processes
Ilya Prigogine
Chemist
25-Jan-1917 28-May-2003 Theory of dissipative structures
James Rainwater
Physicist
9-Dec-1917 31-May-1986 Determined shapes of nuclei
Andrew Revkin
Journalist
c. 1956   New York Times science reporter
George Rieveschl
Chemist
9-Jan-1916 27-Sep-2007 Discovered Benadryl
Paul Robeson, Jr.
Activist
2-Nov-1927   Son of Paul Robeson
Oliver Sacks
Doctor
9-Jul-1933   Awakenings
Charles A. Sanders
Business
c. 1932   CEO of Glaxo, 1989-95
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
John Sexton
Educator
1942   President, New York University
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Amino-acid analyzer
Ralph M. Steinman
Biologist
14-Jan-1943 30-Sep-2011 Dendritic cells
The Svedberg
Chemist
30-Aug-1884 25-Feb-1971 Inventor of the ultracentrifuge
Jack W. Szostak
Scientist
9-Nov-1952   First artificial chromosome
Lewis Thomas
Doctor
25-Nov-1913 3-Dec-1993 The Lives of a Cell
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
Jeffrey Wigand
Scientist
17-Dec-1942   Tobacco industry whistleblower
Frank Wilczek
Physicist
15-May-1951   Deep structure of matter
John F. Williams, Jr.
Business
c. 1948   VP Health Affairs, George Washington University
Georg Wittig
Chemist
16-Jun-1897 26-Aug-1987 Wittig Reaction


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