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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Georges-Henri Lemaitre

1894-1966
Belgium
Astronomy

advanced idea that the Universe originated as a small, dense ``cosmic egg'' that exploded and set its expansion into motion
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Georgius Agricola

1494-1555
Germany
Mineralogy

the father of mineralogy
523
Gerald Jay Sussman

0

Computer science

Scheme
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Gerard Holzmann

0

Computer science

software verification, logic model checking (SPIN)
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Gerard P. Kuiper

1905-1973
Netherlands
Astronomy

discovered Miranda, the fifth satellite of Uranus; discovered Nereid, the second satellite of Neptune; discovered the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest satellite
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Gerard Salton

1927-1995

Computer science

A pioneer of automatic information retrieval, who proposed the vector space model and the inverted index. (1975)
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Gerard t' Hooft

1946-
USA
Physics

contributed to theoretical understanding of gauge theories in elementary particle physics, quantum gravity and black holes, and fundamental aspects of quantum physics
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Gerardus 't Hooft

1946-
Netherlands
Physics


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Gerardus Johannes Mulder

1802-1880
Netherlands
Chemistry


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Gerd Binnig

1947-
Germany
Physics

co-designed the scanning tunneling microscope (STM), a type of microscope in which a fine conducting probe is held close the surface of a sample

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