Chien-Shiung Wu was an expert in nuclear physics, making many significant contributions to not only the field, but our understanding of the Universe.
Louis Pasteur, germ theory and the first life-saving vaccines
From pasteurization to the first manufactured vaccines, Louis Pasteur made breakthrough discoveries in disease prevention and public health.
George de Hevesy, father of nuclear medicine
Famous for his work on radioactive elements and the development of radiotracers, George de Hevesy made the first observations of biological processes in living organisms possible.
Stephen Jay Gould, from evolution to revolution
Paleontologist, historian, evolutionary biologist, writer; Stephen Jay Gould sparked a revolution in how scientists view evolution.
Ada Lovelace, prophet of the computer age
Credited as one of the first computer scientists, Ada Lovelace saw the potential of computers a century before any were ever built.
Nicholas Peppas, a chorus of healthcare materials
A pioneer of advanced healthcare materials, Nicholas Peppas continues to innovate in the fields of healthcare materials and drug delivery.
Emmett Chappelle, lighting up biology
Biochemist and astrobiologist Emmett Chappelle created a simple means of identifying life and opened a new world for fluorescence testing.
Pioneers in Science: John Mather
With the launch of the James Webb Telescope, this edition of Pioneers in Science honors an integral member of its mission: John Mather.
Pioneers in Science: Kitasato Shibasaburō
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.
Pioneers in Science: George Whitesides
An imaginative scientist and inventor, Whitesides’ work extends beyond the borders of chemistry, tackling diverse and challenging problems to meet society’s needs.