This month in Science History – December born Scientist!
Science is constantly evolving, helping us understand our world better. Throughout history, some of the most famous inventors and scientists were born in the 12th month of the year.
Here are a few famous scientists who celebrated their birthday this month!
Born: 25th, December 1876
Profession: Organic Chemist
Honours: Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Known for: His notable research on substances like vitamin D that play an important biological role
Born: 19th December, 1873
Profession: A scientist and a prominent medical practitioner
Honours: Kaisar-i-Hind Medal, Knight Bachelor
Known for: His discovery of Urea Stibamine, an organic antimonial compound which played a vital role in the treatment of black fever
Born: 22nd December, 1887
Honours: Fellow of the Royal Society
Known for: His contribution in analytical Theory of Numbers, on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series. He also formulated his own mathematics, summing geometric and arithmetic series.
Annie Jump Cannon
Born: 11th December, 1863
Honours: Henry Draper Medal, Ellen Richards Prize
Known for: Her contribution to modern astronomy in the field of stellar spectral classification
George Davis Snell
Born: 19th December, 1903
Profession: geneticist and basic transplant immunologist.
Honours: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Wolf Prize in Medicine, Gairdner Foundation International Award, Natural Sciences, US & Canada
Known for: His contribution in the field of medicine, mouse genetics and genetics of transplantation.
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