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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
1 531
Walter Morley Fletcher

1873-1933
United Kingdom



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Walter Reed

1851-1902
USA
Biology

led the team that postulated and confirmed the theory that yellow fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, rather than by direct contact
1 533
Walter Savitch

0

Computer science

discovery of complexity class NL, Savitch's theorem, natural language processing, mathematical linguistics
1 534 Walter_Sydney_Adams_1672.jpg
Walter Sydney Adams

1876-1956
USA
Astronomy

identified Sirius B as the first white dwarf star known
1 535 Walther_Bothe_576.jpg
Walther Bothe

1891-1957
Germany
Physics

devised a coincidence counter for studying cosmic rays; demonstrated validity of energy-momentum conservation at the atomic scale
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Walther Meissner

1882-1974
Germany
Physics

co-discovered the ``Meissner effect'', whereby a superconductor expells a magnetic field
1 537 Walter_Ritz_638.jpg
Walther Ritz

1878-1909
Switzerland
Physics

Rydberg–Ritz combination principle; Ritz method
1 538
Watts Humphrey

0

Computer science

Personal Software Process (PSP), Software quality, Team Software Process (TSP)
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Wendelin Werner

1968-
France
Mathematics

contributions to the development of stochastic Loewner evolution, the geometry of two-dimensional Brownian motion, and conformal field theory
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Wendell Meredith Stanley

1904-1971

Chemistry


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