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Albert Abraham Michelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Albert Abraham Michelson Albert Abraham Michelson was an American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907 he received the Nobel ...more

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and ...more

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Allan Sandage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Allan Sandage Allan Rex Sandage was an American astronomer. He was Staff Member Emeritus with the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California. He determined the first reasonably accurate values for the ...more

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Andrei Sakharov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Andrei Sakharov Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov was a Russian nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist. He became renowned as the designer of the Soviet Union's Third Idea, a codename for ...more

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Carl David Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Carl David Anderson Carl David Anderson was an American physicist. He is best known for his discovery of the positron in 1932, an achievement for which he received the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics, and of the muon ...more

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Clinton Davisson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Clinton Davisson Clinton Joseph Davisson, was an American physicist who won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of electron diffraction in the famous Davisson-Germer experiment. Davisson shared the ...more

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Donald A. Glaser is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Donald A. Glaser Donald Arthur Glaser was an American physicist, neurobiologist, and the winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the bubble chamber used in subatomic particle physics.

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Edgar Bright Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Edgar Bright Wilson Edgar Bright Wilson, Jr. was an American chemist. He was born on December 18, 1908 in Gallatin, Tennessee, and died in 1992 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wilson was a prominent and accomplished ...more

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Edward Leamington Nichols is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Edward Leamington Nichols Edward Leamington Nichols was an American physicist. He was born of American parentage at Leamington, England, and received his education at Cornell University, graduating in 1875. After ...more

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Edward Weston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Edward Weston Edward Weston was an English-born American chemist noted for his achievements in electroplating and his development of the electrochemical cell, named the Weston cell, for the voltage standard. ...more

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Edwin H. Land is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Edwin H. Land Edwin Herbert Land, ForMemRS, FRPS, Hon.MRI was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. Among other things, he invented inexpensive filters ...more

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Elihu Thomson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Elihu Thomson Elihu Thomson was an English engineer and inventor who was instrumental in the founding of major electrical companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and France.

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Elizabeth F. Neufeld is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Elizabeth F. Neufeld Elizabeth Fondal Neufeld is an American geneticist whose research has focused on the genetic basis of metabolic disease in humans.

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Ernest Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Ernest Lawrence Ernest Orlando Lawrence was a pioneering American nuclear scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron. He is also known for his work on ...more

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Ernest Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Ernest Rutherford Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM FRS was a New Zealand-born British physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. Encyclopædia Britannica considers him ...more

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Frederick Winslow Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Frederick Winslow Taylor Frederick Winslow Taylor was an American mechanical engineer who sought to improve industrial efficiency. He was one of the first management consultants. Taylor was one of the intellectual ...more

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George Ashley Campbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
George Ashley Campbell George Ashley Campbell was a pioneer in developing and applying quantitative mathematical methods to the problems of long-distance telegraphy and telephony. His most important contributions were ...more

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George Russell Harrison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
George Russell Harrison George Russell Harrison was an American physicist. Harrison became Professor of Experimental Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930, and was appointed the school's Dean of ...more

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Gerd Binnig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Gerd Binnig Gerd Binnig is a German physicist, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope. He was born in Frankfurt am Main and played in the ruins of ...more

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Harry George Drickamer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Harry George Drickamer Harry George Drickamer, born Harold George Weidenthal, was a pioneer experimentalist in high-pressure studies of condensed matter. His work generally concerned understanding the electronic ...more

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Heinrich Rohrer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Heinrich Rohrer Heinrich Rohrer was a Swiss physicist who shared half of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics with Gerd Binnig for the design of the scanning tunneling microscope. The other half of the Prize was ...more

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Henri Moissan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Henri Moissan Ferdinand Frederick Henri Moissan was a French chemist who won the 1906 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in isolating fluorine from its compounds. Moissan was one of the original members of ...more

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Herbert C. Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Herbert C. Brown Herbert Charles Brown was a chemist and Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate for his work with organoboranes.

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Hermann Emil Fischer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Hermann Emil Fischer Hermann Emil Louis Fischer was a German chemist and 1902 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He also discovered the Fischer esterification. He developed the Fischer projection, a symbolic ...more

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current ...more

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Isidor Isaac Rabi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Isidor Isaac Rabi Isidor Isaac Rabi was a Polish-born American physicist and Nobel laureate, recognized in 1944 for his discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance, which is used in magnetic resonance imaging. He was ...more

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James Lighthill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
James Lighthill Sir Michael James Lighthill, FRS was a British applied mathematician, known for his pioneering work in the field of aeroacoustics.

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John B. Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
John B. Whitehead John Boswell Whitehead was an American electrical engineer and a professor at Johns Hopkins University as well as the dean of the School of Engineering. Whitehead was president of the American ...more

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John Hasbrouck Van Vleck is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck John Hasbrouck Van Vleck was an American physicist and mathematician, co-awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics, for his contributions to the understanding of the behavior of electrons in ...more

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Joseph John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Joseph John Thomson Sir Joseph John "J. J." Thomson, OM, FRS was an English physicist. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of London and appointed to the Cavendish Professorship of ...more

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Lee de Forest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Lee de Forest Lee de Forest was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. He named himself the "Father of Radio," and famously said, "I discovered an Invisible Empire of the ...more

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Leo Kadanoff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Leo Kadanoff Leo Philip Kadanoff is an American physicist. He is a professor of physics at the University of Chicago and a former President of the American Physical Society. He has contributed to the fields ...more

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Leon M. Lederman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Leon M. Lederman Leon Max Lederman is an American experimental physicist who received, along with Martin Lewis Perl, the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982, for their research on quarks and leptons, and the Nobel ...more

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Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Marie Curie Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first ...more

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Paul Flory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Paul Flory Paul John Flory was an American chemist and Nobel laureate who was known for his work in the field of polymers, or macromolecules. He was a leading pioneer in understanding the behavior of ...more

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Percy Williams Bridgman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Percy Williams Bridgman Percy Williams Bridgman was an American physicist who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures. He also wrote extensively on the scientific method and on ...more

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Riccardo Giacconi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Riccardo Giacconi Riccardo Giacconi is an American Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist who laid the foundations of X-ray astronomy. He is currently a professor at the Johns Hopkins University.

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Robert H. Dicke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Robert H. Dicke Robert Henry Dicke was an American physicist who made important contributions to the fields of astrophysics, atomic physics, cosmology and gravity.

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Rudolf Mössbauer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Rudolf Mössbauer Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer was a German physicist best known for his 1957 discovery of recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics. This ...more

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Steven Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Steven Weinberg Steven Weinberg is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and ...more

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Wilhelm Röntgen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Wilhelm Röntgen Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an ...more

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Willard Libby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
Willard Libby Willard Frank Libby was an American physical chemist noted for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionized archaeology. For his contributions to the ...more

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William Crookes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
William Crookes Sir William Crookes, OM, FRS was a British chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry, London, and worked on spectroscopy. He was a pioneer of vacuum tubes, inventing the ...more

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William Giauque is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
William Giauque William Francis Giauque was an American chemist and Nobel laureate recognized in 1949 for his studies in the properties of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero. He spent virtually all ...more

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William Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Elliott Cresson Medal Winners List
William Ramsay Sir William Ramsay KCB FRS FRSE was a Scottish chemist who discovered the noble gases and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904 "in recognition of his services in the discovery of ...more