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Laser inventor Gordon Gould playing chess 1940

The Man, the Myth, the Laser

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Science and Disability

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Arie Haagen-Smit with lab equipment, 1961

The Flavor of Smog

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Ken Shoulder with drone, 1993

The Frontiersman

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Robert W. Gore demonstrating the expansion of ePTFE, ca. 1982.

Robert W. Gore

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Maxine Singer, ca. 1963.

Maxine Singer

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Roald Hoffmann

Roald Hoffmann

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Donald Tomalia.

Donald A. Tomalia

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Phillip Sharp.

Phillip Sharp

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Mary Lowe Good.

Mary Lowe Good

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Hammond in her lab at MIT.

Paula Hammond

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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Nancy Chang.

Nancy Chang

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Uma Chowdhry.

Uma Chowdhry

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Jacqueline Barton.

Jacqueline K. Barton

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Mildred Cohn

A First Lady of Chemistry

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Bridging the Gaps

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Crystal Clear

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Portrait of James Smithson

A Gift for the Ages

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Søren Sørensen.

Søren Sørensen

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Portrait of St. Elmo Brady, undated. University of Illinois Archives

St. Elmo Brady

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Dorothy Hodgkin in 1991.

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

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Paul Ehrlich.

Paul Ehrlich

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Darleane C. Hoffman

Darleane C. Hoffman

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Glenn T. Seaborg in 1942, adjusting a Geiger counter.

Glenn Theodore Seaborg

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Ruth Benerito.

Ruth Benerito

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Roy J. Plunkett with a cable insulated with Teflon and a Teflon-coated muffin tin.

Roy J. Plunkett

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Robert S. Langer.

Robert S. Langer

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Joseph Priestley

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Herbert H. Dow at the age of 22.

Herbert Henry Dow

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Portrait of Jane Marcet.

Jane Marcet

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Donald Othmer as a young man.

Donald F. Othmer

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Amedeo Avogadro. Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania.

Amedeo Avogadro

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Louis Pasteur in his laboratory, holding a jar containing the spinal cord of a rabbit infected with rabies, which he used to develop a vaccine against the disease.

Louis Pasteur

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Svante August Arrhenius.

Svante August Arrhenius

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Alexander Fleming, holding a petri dish.

Alexander Fleming

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Theodore W. Richards in the laboratory.

Theodore William Richards

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George Washington Carver, Tuskegee Institute, 1906.

George Washington Carver

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Gerhard Domagk.

Gerhard Domagk

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Alice Hamilton at the age of 24, the year she graduated from medical school.

Alice Hamilton

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Gilbert Newton Lewis.

Gilbert Newton Lewis

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Gordon Moore at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2005.

Gordon E. Moore

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Wallace H. Carothers, shown here with neoprene.

Wallace Hume Carothers

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Arnold O. Beckman, 1959.

Arnold O. Beckman

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William Ramsay.

William Ramsay

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Portrait of Leo Hendrik Baekeland, early 20th century. Photograph by Underwood & Underwood Studios, New York, NY. Williams Haynes Portrait Collection, the Institute Collections.

Leo Hendrik Baekeland

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George E. Davis.

George E. Davis

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Hermann Staudinger.

Hermann Staudinger

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Gordon Cain.

Gordon A. Cain

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 Marie Maynard Daly. Queens College Silhouette Yearbook, 1942.

Marie Maynard Daly

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Eugene Houdry in 1953, holding a small catalytic converter.

Eugene Houdry

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Mildred Cohn.

Mildred Cohn

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Marie Curie.

Marie Sklodowska Curie

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Professor Gay-Lussac, F.R.S.: Membre de l'Institut, Professor at the University of Paris &c.

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

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Ralph Landau.

Ralph Landau

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Susan Solomon in her NOAA office in Boulder, Colorado, next to a globe showing Antarctica.

Susan Solomon

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The Shannon Portrait of the Hon. Robert Boyle F. R. S., by Johann Kerseboom, 1689. Science History Institute/Will Brown

Robert Boyle

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Albert Szent-Györgyi.

Albert Szent-Györgyi

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Henry Aaron Hill, ca. 1976–1977.

Henry Aaron Hill

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Russell Marker.

Russell Earl Marker

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Linus Pauling during an oral history interview conducted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, now the Science History Institute, in 1987.

Linus Carl Pauling

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Robert Woodward, with his trademark cigarette, sitting at a desk with a statue of a Scotsman.

Robert Burns Woodward

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E. M. A. Chandler, ca. 1930.

Edward Chandler

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John Dalton, F.R.S., engraved by William Henry Worthington after an 1814 painting by William Allen, published June 25, 1823, in Manchester and London. Note the charts with Dalton’s atomic symbols lying on the table.

John Dalton

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