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Viktor Meyer (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

Viktor Meyer was a German chemist and significant contributor to both organic and inorganic chemistry. Born in Berlin in 1848, he is best known for inventing an apparatus to measure vapour densities, the Viktor Meyer apparatus, and for discovering thiophene. A hugely gifted chemi[...]

David Kelly (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

David Christopher Kelly was an employee of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD), an expert in biological warfare and a former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq. His doubts about the veracity of the WMD dossier compiled by the Blair Government caused a political sca[...]

Ludwig Boltzmann (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann was an Austrian physicist famous for his founding contributions in the fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. He was one of the most important advocates for atomic theory when that scientific model was still highly controversial. B[...]

Valeri Legasov (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

Valeri Alekseevich Legasov was a prominent Soviet scientist in the field of inorganic chemistry, a member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He is most famous for his work as the chief of the investigation committee of the Chernobyl disaster on April 26th 1986. After the Che[...]

Hans Berger (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

Hans Berger, born in Neuses, Germany in 1873, is best known as the first person to record electroencephalograms (EEGs) from human subjects and is the discoverer of the rhythmic Alpha brain waves. Berger studied medicine, neurology, psychiatry and psychology at the University of J[...]

Edwin Armstrong (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

Edwin Armstrong, born on December 18th 1890, was an American electrical engineer, who invented FM radio. He first began work on the idea of FM radio at university, and patented his idea in 1914. However numerous patent disputes, and a blocking attempt by the Radio Corporation of [...]

Nicolas Leblanc (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

Nicolas Leblanc was a French chemist and surgeon, famed for being the first person to manufacture soda from common salt. Born in 1742, Leblanc developed an interest in medicine at a young age and enrolled in the Paris College of Surgeons in 1759. In 1780, he became private physic[...]

George Eastman (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

George Eastman, born in Waterville, New York in 1854, founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream, and setting the seeds for the invention of motion picture film in 1888. In 1874, Eastman became intrigued with photograp[...]

Wallace Carothers (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

Wallace Hume Carothers was an American chemist, credited with the invention of Nylon. Carothers was a group leader in DuPont’s Experimental Station laboratory, near Wilmington, Delaware, where most polymer research was done. In addition to first developing nylon, also helped la[...]

Alan Turing (Top 10 Scientists who Suicide)

September 28th, 2013 § in Others

Alan Turing was an English scientist, mathematician, logician, and cryptographer, and arguably the greatest British scientist of the 20th century. Often considered to be the father of modern computer science, Turing provided an influential formalisation of the concept of the algo[...]