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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Kiyotsugu Hirayama

1874-1943
Japan
Astronomy

discovered the existence of groups of asteroids with similar orbital elements. He hypothesized that the asteroids in these families (now called Hirayama families) were physically related
912
Klara Dan von Neumann

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Computer science

early computers, ENIAC programmer and control designer
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Klaus von Klitzing

1943-
Germany
Physics

discovered the quantized Hall effect
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Knute Rockne

1888-1931

Chemistry


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Konrad Zuse



Computer science

Built the first functional tape-stored program-controlled computer, the Z3. The Z3 was proven to be Turing-complete in 1998. (1941)
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Konstantin Novoselov

1974-
Russia
Physics, Astronomy

co-discovered a simple method for isolating single atomic layers of graphite, known as graphene
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Kristen Nygaard



Computer science

With Ole-Johan Dahl, invented the proto-object oriented language SIMULA. (1962)
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Kurt Alder



Chemistry


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Kurt Godel



Computer science

Proved that Peano axiomatized arithmetic could not be both logically consistent and complete in first-order predicate calculus. Church, Kleene, and Turing developed the foundations of computation theory based on corollaries to Gödel's work. (1931)
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Kurt Wuthrich

1938-
Switzerland
Chemistry

developing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods for studying biological macromolecules

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