Heinrich Nordhoff

German engineer born in 1899. Led the Volkswagen company as it was rebuilt after WW II.

Stephen Hawking

English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, & author known for his book, A Brief History of Time.

Jacobus Kapteijn

Dutch astronomer born in 1851. Extensively studied the Milky Way & discovered evidence for galactic rotation.

Albert Hofmann

Swiss chemist born in 1906. First person to synthesize, ingest, & learn the psychedelic effects of LSD.

Isaac Newton

English mathematician & physicist who developed the laws of motion, the theory of gravity, & calculus.

Louis Pasteur

French biologist, microbiologist, & chemist, born in 1822, & known for discovering the principles of vaccination.

Johannes Kepler

German astronomer, mathematician, astrologer, & key figure in the 17th-century scientific revolution.

Joseph Jackson Lister

English optician & physicist, born in 1786, & known for his improvements on the optical microscope.

Charles Goodyear

American self-taught chemist & manufacturing engineer born in 1800. Developed vulcanized rubber.

Dian Fossey

American primatologist known for extensive study of mountain gorillas from 1966 until her 1985 murder.