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Gideon Sundback (1880 - 1954) ♦ Swedish-American electrical engineer, who is most commonly associated with his work in the development of the zipper.

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.

Willis Haviland Carrier (1876 - 1950) ♦ American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning.

Maurice Hilleman (1919 - 2005) ♦ American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 40 vaccines, an unparalleled record of productivity.

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.

Edward Teller (1908 - 2003) ♦ Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist who is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", although he claimed he did not care for the title.

Leo Sternbach (1908 - 2005) ♦ Croatian-born Polish American chemist who is credited with discovering benzodiazepines, the main class of tranquilizers.

Benjamin Holt (1849 - 1920) ♦ American inventor who patented and manufactured the first practical crawler-type tread tractor.

Mária Telkes (1900 - 1995) ♦ Hungarian-American scientist and inventor who worked on solar energy technologies.

Albert Hofmann (1906 - 2008) ♦ Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).