Famous Scientists from Argentina

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
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    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).
    • 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
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • César Milstein
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    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.
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1927-2002)
    • Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • Eduardo Braun-Menéndez (January 16, 1903 – January 16, 1959) was a noted Argentine physiologist.
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1903-1959)
    • Birthplace: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Enrique Mosconi
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    Enrique Mosconi

    Enrique Carlos Alberto Mosconi (21 February 1877 – 4 June 1940) was an Argentine military engineer, who is best known as the pioneer and organizer of petroleum exploration and extraction in Argentina.
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1877-1940)
    • Birthplace: Argentina
  • Florentino Ameghino
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    Florentino Ameghino (September 19, 1853 – August 6, 1911) was an Argentine naturalist, paleontologist, anthropologist and zoologist, whose fossil discoveries on the Argentine Pampas, especially on Patagonia, rank with those made in the western United States during the late 19th century. Along with his two brothers –Carlos and Juan– Florentino Ameghino was one of the most important founding figures in South American paleontology. From 1887 until his death, Ameghino was passionately devoted to the study of fossil mammals from Patagonia, with the valuable support of his brother Carlos Ameghino (1865–1936) who, between 1887 and 1902, made 14 trips to that region, where he discovered and ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1854-1911)
    • Birthplace: Luján, Argentina