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Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Freeman Dyson
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    Freeman Dyson

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    Freeman John Dyson FRS (born 15 December 1923) is an English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician, known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. Dyson is a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.


  2. Riazuddin (physicist)
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    Riazuddin (physicist)

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    Riazuddin, also spelled as Riaz-Uddin (Urdu: رياض الدين;‎ 10 November 1930 – 9 September 2013), was a renowned and prominent Pakistani theoretical physicist, specialising in high-energy physics and nuclear physics. Riazuddin was one of Pakistan's top scientists and is widely known theoretical physicists in Pakistan and abroad. Starting his scientific research in physics in 1958, Riazuddin was one of the senior scientist and considered one of the early pioneers of Pakistan's nuclear weapons development and atomic deterrence development. He was the director of the Theoretical Physics Group (TPG) of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) from 1974 until 1984. Riazuddin had remained the only pupil of Nobel laureate in Physics Abdus Salam.


  3. Pervez Hoodbhoy
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    Pervez Hoodbhoy

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    Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy (Urdu: پرویز ہودبھائی; born 11 July 1950) is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, essayist and national security analyst. He taught at the Quaid-e-Azam University physics department for 40 years before becoming a professor of Physics and Mathematics at Forman Christian College University in Lahore where he currently teaches.


  4. Theon of Alexandria
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    Theon of Alexandria

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    Theon (Greek: , gen.: T?????; ca. 335 – ca. 405) was a Greek scholar and mathematician who lived in Alexandria, Egypt. He edited and arranged Euclid's Elements and Ptolemy's Handy Tables, as well as writing various commentaries. Theon was the father of Hypatia who also won fame as a mathematician.


  5. Bankole Johnson
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    Bankole Johnson

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    Bankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, MPhil, FRCPsych (born 5 November 1959) is a licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist throughout Europe and the United States who served as Alumni Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. Johnson's primary area of research expertise is the psychopharmacology of medications for treating addictions, and he is well known in the field for his discovery that topiramate, a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) facilitator and glutamate antagonist, is an effective treatment for alcoholism. Professor Johnson also received national media attention for his appearance in the Home Box Office (HBO) original documentary feature, "Addiction", which won the prestigious Governors Award, a special Emmy Award, from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Professor Johnson recently accepted an appointment to join the University of Maryland as the Chairman of Psychiatry and to lead a Brain Science Research Consortium in the neurosciences.


  6. Armindo Freitas-Magalhães
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    Armindo Freitas-Magalhães

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    Armindo Freitas-Magalhães, Ph.D. (born 1966), is a Portuguese psychologist working on the psychology of the human smile in the context of emotion and facial expression. His research and clinical-forensic expertise includes investigative interviewing, credibility assessment, forensic assessment, facial expression of emotion and variables associated with eyewitness memory in victims and offenders of crime and trauma. He has also provided consultation and training overseas.


  7. Bas Kast
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    Bas Kast

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    Bas Kast is a German writer. He studied psychology and biology at the University of Konstanz and with Marvin Minsky at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kast was a fellow of the prestigious Studienstiftung. After completing his studies, he refused a PhD position to devote himself to writing. Working as a freelancer first for the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit and other magazines, he later became an editor and reporter for the Berlin based newspaper Der Tagesspiegel. His articles have earned him a number of national and international prizes. Kast has written four popular science books, all of which became best selling books that have been translated in numerous languages. He is a close friend of neuroscientist Christian Keysers.


  8. Otto Bütschli
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    Otto Bütschli

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    Johann Adam Otto Bütschli (3 May 1848 – 2 February 1920) was a German zoologist and professor at the University of Heidelberg. He specialized in invertebrates and insect development. Many of the groups of protists were first recognized by him.


  9. Asghar Qadir
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    Asghar Qadir

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    Asghar Qadir (Urdu: اصغر قادر; 23 July 1946), HI, SI, FPAS, is a renowned Pakistani mathematician and a prominent cosmologist, specialised in mathematical physics and physical cosmology. He is considered as one of the top mathematicians in Pakistan. He is the Chairman of the Mathematics Department, and the director of School of Natural Sciences (SNS) at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).


  10. Noor Muhammad Butt
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    Noor Muhammad Butt

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    Noor Muhammad Butt (Urdu: ڈاکٹر این ایم بٹ); b. 3 June 1936); best known as "Dr. N. M. Butt", is a Pakistani nuclear physicist and the chairman and professor of Nanotechnology at Preston Institute of Nano Science And Technology. He earned international prestige for his edge-leading research in neutron diffraction, and made important contributions to Mössbauer spectroscopy.


  11. Stanislaus von Prowazek
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    Stanislaus von Prowazek

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    Stanislaus Josef Mathias von Prowazek, Edler von Lanow (12 November, 1875 Jindřichův Hradec, Bohemia - 17 February, 1915, Cottbus), born Stanislav Provázek, was a Czech zoologist and parasitologist, who along with pathologist Henrique da Rocha Lima (1879-1956) discovered the pathogen of epidemic typhus.


  12. Mahmood Ahmad Qazi
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    Mahmood Ahmad Qazi

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    Prof. Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Qazi or Dr. M. A. Qazi is a Pakistani-American Chemist, Chemical Engineer, Research Scientist, Inventor and an Islamic Author. He is also a noted Muslim Chaplain (Imam) and has been engaged in providing Islamic services to various educational and correctional institutions. Dr. Qazi is well known in the United States for his work on Pink Water Treatment Technology Research and Plasma Arc Technology. Dr. Qazi is the founding member and Vice President of Kazi Publications, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Qazi has published numerous Islamic booklets,books and papers both for adults and young children, and became a leading distributors of the Qur'an and Islamic literature in North America. He has written more than 15 books heavily focused on the issues on Islam.


  13. Joel Achenbach
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    Joel Achenbach

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    Joel Leroy Achenbach (/ˈɑːkənbɑːk/; born December 31, 1960) is an American staff writer for The Washington Post and the author of seven books, including A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea, The Grand Idea, Captured by Aliens, It Looks Like a President only Smaller, and three compilations of his former syndicated newspaper column "Why Things Are". He is a contributor to many publications, including Slate and National Geographic, where he is a former monthly columnist. Mr. Achenbach has been a commentator on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, and does occasional lectures and other speaking engagements. In addition to his work in the print version of The Washington Post, Achenbach was one of the first Post writers to have a significant presence on the Internet and currently writes the popular Post blog, "The Achenblog".


  14. James Burke
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    James Burke

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    James Burke (born 22 December 1936) is a British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer, who is known, among other things, for his documentary television series Connections (1978), and for its more philosophically oriented companion series, The Day the Universe Changed (1985), which is about the history of science and technology. The Washington Post called him "one of the most intriguing minds in the Western world".


  15. Richard Restak
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    Richard Restak

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    Richard Restak (born 1942) is an American neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, author and professor.


  16. Faheem Hussain
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    Faheem Hussain

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    Faheem Hussain, DPhil (31 July 1942 – 29 September 2009), was a Pakistani theoretical physicist and a professor of physics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). A research scientist in the field of superstring theory at the National Center for Physics, Hussain made contributions to the fields of superstring and string theory. He was the first Pakistani physicist to publish a research paper in the field of superstring theory. A prominent social activist and democratic activist, he has authored various scientific research papers in peer-reviewed journals.


  17. Steven Laureys
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    Steven Laureys

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    Steven Laureys (born 24 December 1968) is a Belgian neurologist. He is recognized worldwide as a leading clinician and researcher in the field of neurology of consciousness.


  18. Antonio Damasio
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    Antonio Damasio

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    Antonio Damasio (Portuguese: António Damásio) is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California and an Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute Dr. Damasio is the author of several books and heads the Brain and Creativity Institute) His book "Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain", explores the relationship between the brain and consciousness. "Antonio Damasio's research in neuroscience has shown that emotions play a central role in social cognition and decision-making"


  19. Hafeez Hoorani
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    Hafeez Hoorani

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    Dr. Prof. Hafeez Hoorani or Hafeez-ur-Rehman Hoorani or Hafeez R. Hoorani is a Pakistani particle physicist, with a specialisation in accelerator physics, and a research scientist at the CERN. Hoorani is working at the National Center for Physics, with research focus in elementary particle physics and high energy physics. Until the end of 2013, he served as scientific director of International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) and is now research associate at the National Center for Nuclear Physics, Islamabad.


  20. Francisco Jose Yndurain Muñoz
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    Francisco Jose Yndurain Muñoz

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    Francisco José Ynduráin Muñoz (23 December 1940 – 6 June 2008) was a Spanish theoretical physicist. He founded the particle physics research group that became the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he was a Professor. He was described by his colleagues as "a scientist that always searched for excellence in research".


  21. Luis Miravitlles
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    Luis Miravitlles

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    Luis Miravitlles (1930 – April 26, 1995) was a Spanish scientist and writer.


  22. Elizabeth Royte
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    Elizabeth Royte

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    Elizabeth Royte is an American science/nature writer. She is best known for her books Garbage Land (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year 2005), The Tapir's Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 2001), and Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It (a "Best of" or "Top 10" book of 2008 in Entertainment Weekly, Seed and Plenty magazines).


  23. Mahmoud Behzad
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    Mahmoud Behzad

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    Professor Mahmoud Behzad (Persian: محمود بهزاد ‎‎, b. 1913 - d. 2007), born in Rasht, the capital city of Gilan province, is known as the father of new Biology science in Iran. He has written more than 100 books in Persian and participated in the authorship of more than 200 books in Iran.


  24. James Farquharson
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    James Farquharson

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    James Farquharson (1781–1843) was a Scottish minister, scientific writer, and Fellow of the Royal Society.


  25. Fayyazuddin
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    Fayyazuddin

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    Fayyazuddin or Fayyaz Uddin, HI (Urdu: فيا ض ا لدين) (born 10 November 1930), is a Pakistani theoretical physicist and an Emeritus Professor of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics at National Centre for Physics and Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He is a senior scientist at the National Center for Physics where his research is engaged to the fields of quantum mechanics, particle physics, and meson physics. He is a brother of physicist Riazuddin and the student of Abdus Salam. Along with Riazuddin, he has published numerous physics papers and has co-authored the Quantum Mechanics by Fayyazuddin and Riazuddin which was published in 2000.


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