A pioneer of advanced healthcare materials, Nicholas Peppas continues to innovate in the fields of healthcare materials and drug delivery.
Biochemist and astrobiologist Emmett Chappelle created a simple means of identifying life and opened a new world for fluorescence testing.
The odds were stacked against her, but inspired by her parents and love for science, Florence Bascom paved the way for women in geology.
With the launch of the James Webb Telescope, this edition of Pioneers in Science honors an integral member of its mission: John Mather.
The “Queen of Carbon” made her mark on solid state physics, but no less important is the impact she had as an inclusive and inspirational teacher.
With the bizarre idea that the continents are moving parts, geoscientist Alfred Wegener helped piece the world together.
A pioneer in preventative medicine well known for his isolation of the bacteria behind the bubonic plague, Shibasaburō helped establish our understanding of infectious diseases and made inroads into the first vaccines.
An imaginative scientist and inventor, Whitesides’ work extends beyond the borders of chemistry, tackling diverse and challenging problems to meet society’s needs.
This Pride month, Pioneers highlights the genius and tragedy of Alan Turing, one of science’s most important individuals who established what we now call computer science.
The grandfather of climate science, Milanković’s theory of a complex feedback loop–driven climate would come to define the field.