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This month in Science History – December born Scientist!

Team StoryWeavers|December 28, 2018|

Science is constantly evolving, helping us understand our world better. Throughout history, some of the most famous inventors and scientists were born in the 12th month of the year.

Here are a few famous scientists who celebrated their birthday this month!

Adolf Windaus

Born: 25th, December 1876

Profession: Organic Chemist

Honours: Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Known for: His notable research on substances like vitamin D that play an important biological role

Upendranath Brahmachari

Born: 19th December, 1873

Profession: A scientist and a prominent medical practitioner

Honours: Kaisar-i-Hind Medal, Knight Bachelor

Known for: His discovery of Urea Stibamine, an organic antimonial compound which played a vital role in the treatment of black fever

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Born: 22nd December, 1887

Profession: Mathematician

Honours: Fellow of the Royal Society

Known for: His contribution in analytical Theory of Numbers, on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series. He also formulated his own mathematics, summing geometric and arithmetic series.

Annie Jump Cannon

Born: 11th December, 1863

Profession: Astronomer

Honours: Henry Draper Medal, Ellen Richards Prize

Known for: Her contribution to modern astronomy in the field of stellar spectral classification

George Davis Snell

Born: 19th December, 1903

Profession: geneticist and basic transplant immunologist.

Honours: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Wolf Prize in Medicine, Gairdner Foundation International Award, Natural Sciences, US & Canada

Known for:  His contribution in the field of medicine, mouse genetics and genetics of transplantation.

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