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Scientists A-Z

Based on each clue, name the scientist for each letter of the alphabet.
Each letter corresponds with the scientist's LAST name, if he has one that is widely known.
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Last updated: February 22, 2016
First submittedFebruary 17, 2016
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Clue
Scientist
A
Versatile ancient Greek philosopher and scientist
Aristotle
B
Jewish Dane who created an early model of the atom
Niels Bohr
C
Studied radioactivity
Marie Curie
D
Theory of evolution
Charles Darwin
E
E=mc²
Albert Einstein
F
Discovered electromagnetic induction
Michael Faraday
G
Discovered Jupiter's moons
Galileo Galilei
H
English theoretical physicist and victim of ALS
Stephen Hawking
I
Provided the first evidence of continental drift
Edward Irving
J
Studied thermodynamics and is the namesake of an SI unit of energy
James Prescott Joule
K
Studied planetary motion during the Scientific Revolution
Johannes Kepler
L
"Father of modern chemistry"
Antoine Lavoisier
M
Founder of modern genetics
Gregor Mendel
Clue
Scientist
N
Discovered gravity
Isaac Newton
O
Worked on the Manhattan Project
J. Robert Oppenheimer
P
German originator of quantum theory
Max Planck
Q
Renowned Australian particle physicist
Helen Quinn
R
Father of nuclear physics
Ernest Rutherford
S
Austrian physicist with a cat that is simultaneously dead and alive
Erwin Schrödinger
T
Current American astrophysicist and science communicator
Neil deGrasse Tyson
U
Canadian Down syndrome researcher
Irene Uchida
V
Inventor of the electric battery
Alessandro Volta
W
Co-discoverer of DNA's structure
James Watson
X
Chief of nuclear research in China
He Xiantu
Y
Developed the RIA technique
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Z
Inventor of the world's first programmable computer
Konrad Zuse
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level 77
Feb 17, 2016
"Wolfgang Ernst Pauli was an Austrian-born Swiss and American theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics." --Wikipedia
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level 62
Feb 17, 2016
Thank you for your input. I assumed that simply writing "quantum theory" would imply that the answer was the most famous originator of quantum theory, but I understand your concern. The clue has been made more specific so that the answer can only be Max Planck.