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Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Richard Feynman
Evelyn Granville
Stephen Jay Gould
Stephen Hawking
Gerard Kuiper
Wangari Maathai
Hermann Oberth
Linus Pauling
Carl Sagan
Abe Silverstein
Wernher von Braun

Today's scientists who have posted to Postcards from the Field:

Dr. Chuck Wood
Dr. Timothy Killeen
Dr. Brigitte Baeuerle, NCAR
Katie Beem, Graduate Student, Colorado State University
Wiesje Mooiweer Bryan, University of Wyoming
Dr. Patrick Chaung, California Institute of Technology
Jake Crouch, North Carolina State University
Rhea George, University of Washington
Lelia Hawkins, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dr. Taehyoung Lee, Colorado State University
Dione Rossiter, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dr. Jeff Snider
Dr. Cynthia Twohy, Oregon State University
Dr. Robert Wood, University of Washington
Dr. Paquita Zuidema
Dr. Kelly Carroll, POLENET
Dr. Sally Walker, University of Georgia
Dr. Robert Bindschadler, NASA
Dr. Kate Pound, St. Cloud State University
Dr. Ken Mankoff, Columbia University
Robin Frisch-Gleason
Eric Simms, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dr. Chris Cantrell, NCAR
Dr. Barry Lefer, University of Houston
Dr. Judy Lloyd, SUNY Old Westbury
Oscar Peralta, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Dr. Dara Salcedo, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Last modified January 9, 2006 by Lisa Gardiner.

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