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Famous Scientists from Argentina

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List of notable or famous scientists from Argentina, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Argentina and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Argentina. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Argentinian scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Argentina is included when available.

List ranges from César Milstein to Luis Federico Leloir, plus much more.

This historic scientists from Argentina list can help answer the questions "Who are some Argentinian scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Argentina?" These prominent scientists of Argentina may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Argentinian scientists.

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  • Bernardo Houssay
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Bernardo Alberto Houssay (April 10, 1887 – September 21, 1971) was an Argentine physiologist who, in 1947, was a co-recipient of a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the role played by pituitary hormones in regulating the amount of blood sugar (glucose) in animals. He was the first argentine Nobel laureate in the sciences. He shared the prize with Carl Ferdinand Cori and Gerty Cori, who won for their discoveries regarding the role of glucose in carbohydrate metabolism).... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1887-1971)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Guillermo "Bill" Gaede (born November 19, 1952) is an Argentine engineer and programmer who is best known for Cold War industrial spying conducted while he worked at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel Corporation (Intel). While at AMD, he provided the Cuban government with technical information from the semiconductor industry which the Cubans passed on to the Soviet bloc, primarily to the Soviet Union and East Germany. In 1992, Gaede turned himself over to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which placed him in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI began working with Gaede in a counter-espionage operation intended to penetrate Cuban intelligence using his... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • César Milstein
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    César Milstein, CH, FRS (8 October 1927 – 24 March 2002) was an Argentinian biochemist in the field of antibody research. Milstein shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984 with Niels Kaj Jerne and Georges J. F. Köhler.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1927-2002)
    • Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • Eduardo Braun-Menéndez (January 16, 1903 – January 16, 1959) was a noted Argentine physiologist.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1903-1959)
    • Birthplace: Punta Arenas, Chile