Ruth R. Benerito (1916 - 2013) ♦ American chemist and inventor known for her work related to the textile industry, notably including the development of wash-and-wear cotton fabrics. She held 55 patents.
Enrico Fermi (1901 - 1954) ♦ Italian physicist, who created the world's first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. He has been called the "architect of the nuclear age",and the "architect of the atomic bomb". He was one of the few physicists to excel both theoretically and experimentally.