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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Val Logsdon Fitch

1923-
USA
Physics

co-discovered that decays of neutral kaons sometime violate CP conservation
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Vannevar Bush

1890-1974
USA
Computer science

Analogue computing pioneer. Originator of the Memex concept, which led to the development of Hypertext. (1930)
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Vannoccio Biringuccio

1480-1539
Italy
Chemistry


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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
1 495
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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