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Famous Hispanic Scientists

Famous Hispanics
Updated June 14, 2019 170.7k views 13 items

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 O. Ochoa (born May 10, 1958) is an American engineer, former astronaut and former Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. In 1993 Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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Henry Eyring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hispanic Scientists
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Henry Eyring may refer to: Henry Eyring (chemist) (1901–1981), Mexican-born American theoretical chemist Henry Eyring (Mormon pioneer) (1835–1902), German Mormon convert and emigrant to the U.S., then Mexico Henry B. Eyring (born 1933), American leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Henry J. Eyring (born 1963), American university administrator ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 80 (1901-1981)

Birthplace: Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

France A. Córdova... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hispanic Scientists
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France Anne-Dominic Córdova (born August 5, 1947) is an American astrophysicist and administrator, who is the fourteenth director of the National Science Foundation. Previously, she was the eleventh President of Purdue University from 2007 to 2012. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Paris, France

Ted Taylor
Ted Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hispanic Scientists
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Theodore Brewster Taylor was an accomplished American theoretical physicist, specifically concerning nuclear energy. His higher education includes a PhD from Cornell University in theoretical physics. Although Dr. Taylor is relatively unknown to the public, his most noteworthy contributions to the field of nuclear weaponry were his small bomb developments at the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico. He is credited with numerous landmarks in fission nuclear weaponry development, including having developed the smallest, most powerful, and most efficient fission weapons ever tested by the US. Though Dr. Taylor was not considered a brilliant physicist from a calculative viewpoint, his vision and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico