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Carnegie Institution for Science

ORGANIZATION

"An organization for scientific discovery", founded 1902 by Andrew Carnegie as Carnegie Institution of Washington. Name changed to Carnegie Institution for Science since 2007, to end public confusion, as four of CIS's six scientific departments are now located across America, far from Washington, DC.

Official Website:
http://carnegiescience.edu/

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
1902

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter S. Adams
Astronomer
20-Dec-1876 11-May-1956 Long-time director of Mt. Wilson Observatory
Peter Agre
Biologist
30-Jan-1949   Water channels of cell membranes
John S. Billings
Administrator
12-Apr-1838 11-Mar-1913 New York Public Library
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Anton J. Carlson
Biologist
29-Jan-1875 2-Sep-1956 The Machinery of the Body
John Diebold
Author
8-Jun-1926 26-Dec-2005 Advocate of automation
William F. Durand
Engineer
5-Mar-1859 9-Aug-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Gerald M. Edelman
Scientist
1-Jul-1929   Chemical structure of antibodies
Andrew Z. Fire
Scientist
27-Apr-1959   RNA interference
Walter S. Gifford
Business
10-Jan-1885 7-May-1966 President of AT&T, 1925-48
William R. Hearst III
Business
c. 1950   San Francisco Examiner Editor, 1984-95
William Hewlett
Business
20-May-1913 12-Jan-2001 Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard
Freeman A. Hrabowski
Educator
13-Aug-1950   President, University of Maryland Baltimore
J. Franklin Jameson
Historian
19-Sep-1859 28-Sep-1937 Dictionary of United States History
Suzanne Nora Johnson
Business
14-May-1957   Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 2004-07
Arthur E. Kennelly
Physicist
17-Dec-1861 18-Jun-1939 Kennelly-Heaviside layer
Willard F. Libby
Chemist
17-Dec-1908 8-Sep-1980 Carbon-14 dating technique
John Macomber
Business
13-Jan-1928   JDM Investment Group
Geoffrey W. Marcy
Astronomer
29-Sep-1954   Discoverer of exoplanets
Barbara McClintock
Scientist
16-Jun-1902 2-Sep-1992 Discovered transposable genes
Paul W. Merrill
Astronomer
15-Aug-1887 19-Jul-1961 S-process of nucleosynthesis
Richard A. Meserve
Attorney
20-Nov-1944   President of the Carnegie Institution
J. Irwin Miller
Business
26-May-1909 16-Aug-2004 Former CEO of Cummins Engine
Norman F. Ramsey
Physicist
27-Aug-1915 4-Nov-2011 Energy levels of atoms
Oscar Riddle
Biologist
27-Sep-1877 29-Nov-1968 Prolactin
Vera Rubin
Astronomer
23-Jul-1928   Structure of galaxies
Allan R. Sandage
Astronomer
18-Jun-1926 13-Nov-2010 Quasars and Hubble-Sandage variable stars
Claude Shannon
Scientist
30-Apr-1916 24-Feb-2001 Pioneer in information theory
Frank Stanton
Business
20-Mar-1908 24-Dec-2006 President of CBS, 1946-73
Merle Tuve
Physicist
27-Jun-1901 20-May-1982 Proximity fuse
James Van Allen
Astronomer
7-Sep-1914 9-Aug-2006 Discovered the Van Allen Belt
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


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