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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Jocelyn Bell

1943-
United Kingdom
Astronomy

co-discovered the first pulsar
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Charles Thomas Bolton

1943-
USA
Astronomy

identified Cygnus X-1 as the first black hole
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James Ludlow Elliott

1943-2011
USA
Astronomy

discovered the rings of Uranus
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Alan H. Guth

1947-
USA
Astronomy

developed the theory of cosmic evolution known as the inflationary universe
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Paul F. Goldsmith

1948-
USA
Astronomy

director of National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center; developed techniques to study structure of dense molecular clouds where star formation is occurring
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Irwin I. Shapiro

1929-
USA
Astronomy

implemented novel radio or radar techniques for various astrophysical research activities including solar-system tests of general relativity
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Mike Brown

1965-
USA
Astronomy

discovered with his team many trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) including Eris, the first TNO discovered that is larger than Pluto, which eventually led to the demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet
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John Backus

1924-2007
USA
Computer science

Invented FORTRAN (Formula Translation), the first practical high-level programming language, and he formulated the Backus–Naur form that described the formal language syntax. (1954)
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Jean Bartik

1924-2011
USA
Computer science

One of first computer programmers, on ENIAC (1946). Worked with John Mauchly toward BINAC (1949), EDVAC (1949), UNIVAC (1951) to develop early "Stored program" computers.
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Nikolay Brusentsov

1925-
Russia
Computer science

Built ternary computer Setun. (1958)

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