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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Joseph-Louis Lagrange

1736-1813
France
Astronomy, Physics

developed new methods of analytical mechanics; made many theoretical contributions to astronomy, improving our understanding of lunar motion and the perturbing effects of planets on cometary orbits;
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William Herschel

1738-1822
United Kingdom
Astronomy

discovered Uranus and its two brightest moons, Titania and Oberon; discovered Saturn's moons, Mimas and Enceladus; discovered the ice caps of Mars, several asteroids and binary stars; cataloged 2,500 deep sky objects
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Claude Shannon

1916-2001
USA
Computer science

Founded information theory and practical digital circuit design. (1937)
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Joseph Lister

1827-1912
United Kingdom
Medicine, Biology

Surgical sterile techniques
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Epicurus

-341-270

Philosophy

Moving pleasures and static pleasures
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Paul of Tarsus

5-67
Israel
Philosophy

Founder of Christianity
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Muhammad al-Idrisi

1099-1165
Morocco
Geography, Geodesy

Tabula Rogeriana
138
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin

1973-
USA
Computer science

cofounded Google
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Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie

1941-2011
USA
Computer science

created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system
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Edward Witten

1951-
USA
Physics, Mathematics

made fundamental contributions to manifold theory, string theory, and the theory of supersymmetric quantum mechanics

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