Weirdly Interesting Famous Hispanic Scientists

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Famous Hispanic Scientists, with photos, will clue you in to the most notable Hispanic scientists ever to work in the field of science. These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from Mexican American heroes to simple sources of pride within America's Mexican community.

What are the names of famous Hispanic scientists? These lists include as many famous hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.

Ellen Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hispanic Scientists
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Ellen Lauri Ochoa is a former astronaut and current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Astronaut, Engineer

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Henry Eyring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hispanic Scientists
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Henry Eyring was a Mexican-born American theoretical chemist whose primary contribution was in the study of chemical reaction rates and intermediates. A prolific writer, he authored more than 600 scientific articles, ten scientific books, and a few books on the subject of science and religion. He ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1901-1981)

Birthplace: Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Profession: Chemist

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France A. Córdova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hispanic Scientists
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France Anne-Dominic Córdova is an American astrophysicist, researcher and university administrator. As of March 2014, she is the director of the National Science Foundation. Previously, she was the eleventh President of Purdue University, stepping down on July 15, 2012, at the end of her five-year ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Ted Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hispanic Scientists
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Theodore Brewster Taylor was a Mexican-born, American theoretical physicist and prominent nuclear weapon designer who later in life became a nuclear disarmament advocate. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1925-2004)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Profession: Physicist, Sailor

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