Canadian Scientists and Inventors


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Kenneth Iverson (1920 - 2004): Invented the APL computer programming language
Sid Altman (1939 - ): Discovered catalytic RNA, for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1989
Willard S. Boyle (1924 - ): Co-Inventor of the Charge Coupled Device for which he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics
Bertram Neville Brockhouse (1918 - 2003): Won the Nobel Prize in 1994 for designing the Triple-Axis Neutron Spectroscope and his use of it to investigate Condensed Matter
Robert L. Carroll (1938 - ): Vertebrate palaeontologist who recognized and described the oldest known ancestor of all reptiles birds and mammals
Donald (H. S. M.) Coxeter (1907 - 2003): Greatest classical geometer of the 20th century
Roger Daley (1943 - 2001): Principal constructor of the Canadian numerical weather forecasting system
Werner Israel (1931 - ): Physicist and cosmologist: Wrote the first logically precise theory for the simplicity of black holes (1967)
Michael Smith (1932 - 2000): Won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1993 for discovering site-directed mutagenesis: that is, how to make a genetic mutation precisely at any spot in a dna molecule.
Endel Tulving (1927 - ): World authority on human memory function
Maria Daria Haust (1921 - ): Established paediatric pathology as a distinct subspecialty
Frederick Banting (1891 - 1941): co-discovered insulin
Roberta Lynn Bondar (1945 - ): first Canadian woman astronaut in space
Sandford Fleming (1827 - 1915): invented standard time
Lap-Chee Tsui (1950 - ): Found the gene that causes cystic fibrosis
Evelyn C. Pielou (1924 - ): invented mathematical ecology

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