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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Vera Rubin

1928-
USA
Astronomy

measured rotation curves for distant galaxies and ultimately concluded that 90% or more of the universe is made of invisible dark matter
1 492
Vernon W. Hughes

1921-2003
USA
Physics

participated in experiments to test the fundamental QED interaction using the muonium atom
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Vesto M. Slipher

1875-1969
USA
Astronomy

first to measure the radial velocity of the Andromeda galaxy
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Victor de Riqueti

1715-1789
France
Economics


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Victor Franz Hess

1883-1964
Austria
Physics

discovered cosmic radiation
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Victor Weisskopf

1908-2002
Austria
Physics

made theoretical contributions to quantum electrodynamics, nuclear structure, and elementary particle physics
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Viktor Ambartsumian

1908-1996
Russia
Astronomy

one of the founders of theoretical astrophysics; first to suggest that T Tauri stars are very young and that nearby stellar associations are expanding
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Viktor Meyer

1848-1897

Chemistry


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Vincent du Vigneaud

1901-1978

Chemistry


1 500
Vincent Joseph Schaefer

1906-1993
USA
Physics


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