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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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Crystal Clear

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Portrait of James Smithson

A Gift for the Ages

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Mildred Cohn

A First Lady of Chemistry

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Bridging the Gaps

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Joseph Priestley

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Portrait of Edward G. Acheson, early 20th century. Williams Haynes Portrait Collection, the Institute Collections.

Edward Goodrich Acheson

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Marie Curie.

Marie Sklodowska Curie

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Stephanie Kwolek at a polarizing microscope.

Stephanie L. Kwolek

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Ellen Swallow, about 1858.

Ellen H. Swallow Richards

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

Alice Hamilton

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

Stanislao Cannizzaro

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Charles Drew in the lab at Howard University, 1942.

Charles Richard Drew

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Russell Marker.

Russell Earl Marker

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St. Elmo Brady in a chemistry lab at Fisk University circa 1950

St. Elmo Brady

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Gerhard Domagk.

Gerhard Domagk

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Gordon Moore at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2005.

Gordon E. Moore

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A photograph that William Henry Perkin took of himself at the age of 14—four years before he discovered the first synthetic dyestuff.

William Henry Perkin

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Søren Sørensen.

Søren Sørensen

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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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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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Henry Aaron Hill, ca. 1976–1977.

Henry Aaron Hill

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Fritz Haber, sketched in 1911 by W. Luntz.

Fritz Haber

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Carl von Linde.

Carl von Linde

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George Washington Carver, Tuskegee Institute, 1906.

George Washington Carver

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Mildred Cohn.

Mildred Cohn

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

Glenn Theodore Seaborg

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Svante August Arrhenius.

Svante August Arrhenius

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

Jöns Jakob Berzelius

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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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Gilbert Newton Lewis.

Gilbert Newton Lewis

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Darleane C. Hoffman

Darleane C. Hoffman

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Alfred Nobel.

Alfred Nobel

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Albert Szent-Györgyi.

Albert Szent-Györgyi

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Joan Berkowitz. Electrochemical Society

Joan Berkowitz

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Robert S. Langer.

Robert S. Langer

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Ralph Landau.

Ralph Landau

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Theodore W. Richards in the laboratory.

Theodore William Richards

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Paul Ehrlich.

Paul Ehrlich

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Wallace H. Carothers, shown here with neoprene.

Wallace Hume Carothers

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An 1830 engraving of Sir Humphry Davy, by G. R. Newton, after a painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830).

Humphry Davy

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Anna J. Harrison.

Anna Jane Harrison

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Felix Hoffmann.

Felix Hoffmann

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Ruth Benerito.

Ruth Benerito

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 Marie Maynard Daly. Queens College Silhouette Yearbook, 1942.

Marie Maynard Daly

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Herbert H. Dow at the age of 22.

Herbert Henry Dow

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George Rosenkranz.

George Rosenkranz

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William Ramsay.

William Ramsay

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Hermann Staudinger.

Hermann Staudinger

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Alexander Fleming, holding a petri dish.

Alexander Fleming

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Gordon Cain.

Gordon A. Cain

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Portrait of Jane Marcet.

Jane Marcet

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