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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Thomas Gold

1920-
USA
Astronomy

contributed to our understanding of cosmology, the nature of pulsars as rotating neutron stars, and the origin of planetary hydrocarbons
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Thomas Henderson

1798-1844
United Kingdom
Astronomy

first to measure distance to a star (Alpha Centauri)
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Thomas Newcomen

1664-1729
United Kingdom
Physics

created the first practical steam engine in 1712, the Newcomen atmospheric engine
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Thomas Robert Malthus

1766-1834
United Kingdom
Economy

pioneer observer of population growth
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Thomas Sterling

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Computer science

creator of Beowulf clusters
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Thomas Townsend Brown

1905-
USA
Physics


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Thomas Young

1773-1829
United Kingdom
Physics

studied light and color; known for his double-slit experiment that demonstrated the wave nature of light
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Tim Berners-Lee

1955-
United Kingdom
Computer science

Invented worldwide web. With Robert Cailliau, sent first HTTP communication between client and server. (1989)
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Tobias Nipkow

0

Computer science

proof assistance
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Tommy Flowers



Computer science

Designed and built the Mark 1 and the ten improved Mark 2 Colossus computers, the world’s first programmable, digital, electronic, computing devices. (1943)

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