List of Norwegian Americans - List - Scientists

Scientists

  • Philip Abelson - (1913–2004) American physicist, a scientific editor, and a science writer
  • Christian B. Anfinsen – (1916–1995) American biochemist
  • Peter Agre – American medical doctor, professor, and molecular biologist
  • Neal Amundson - (1916–2011) American chemical engineer.
  • Gunvald Aus – (1851–1950) Norwegian-American engineer.
  • Earl Bakken – engineer, businessman and philanthropist of Dutch and Norwegian American ancestry.
  • Carl Georg Barth – (1860–1939) Norwegian-American mathematician and mechanical engineer
  • Magnus Bjorndal – (September 13, 1899 – January 23, 1971) Norwegian American engineer and inventor.
  • Eduard Boeckmann – (1849–1927) Norwegian American ophthalmologist, physician and inventor.
  • William A. Bugge – (1900–1992) civil engineer
  • Robert A. Dahl – Sterling Professor emeritus of political science at Yale University
  • Olin J. Eggen – (1919–1998) American astronomer
  • Douglas Engelbart – American inventor and early computer pioneer and internet pioneer.
  • Ole Evinrude – (1877–1934) Norwegian-American inventor, known for the invention of the first outboard motor with practical commercial application.
  • Joe Foss – (1915–2003) the leading fighter ace of the United States Marine Corps during World War II
  • Mike Fossum – American astronaut.
  • Frederick C. Finkle – (1865–1949) American consulting engineer and geologist.
  • Ivar Giaever – physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973
  • Clarence Gonstead – (1898–1978) Doctor of Chiropractic and creator of the Gonstead Technique
  • Lars Grimsrud – aerospace engineer and performance automobile
  • Adolph Gundersen – (1865–1938) Norwegian-born American medical doctor and founder of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
  • Robert C. Gunderson – (1931–2003) the first supervisor of the Genealogical Society of Utah's Royalty Identification Unit
  • Alf Hjort – (1877–1944) Norwegian-born American electrical engineer.
  • Ludvig Hektoen – (1863–1951) noted American pathologist
  • Iver Johnson – U.S. firearms, bicycle, and motorcycle manufacturer
  • Robert B. Ingebretsen – (1948–2003) pioneer in the development of digital sound.
  • Gary Kildall – (1942–1994) American computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system and founded Digital Research, Inc.
  • Carl Otto Lampland – (1873–1951) American astronomer
  • Ernest Lawrence – (1901–1958) American physicist and Nobel Laureate.
  • John H. Lawrence – (1904–1991) American physicist and physician best known for pioneering the field of nuclear medicine.
  • C. Walton Lillehei – (1918–1999) American surgeon who pioneered open-heart surgery
  • Alfred M. Moen – (1916–2001) American inventor and founder of Moen, Inc.
  • Olaus Murie – (1889–1963), called the "father of modern elk management", was a naturalist, author, and wildlife biologist
  • Nathan Myhrvold – formerly Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, is co-founder of Intellectual Ventures, and referred to by many as a patent troll.
  • Ted Nelson – American sociologist, philosopher, and pioneer of information technology
  • Peter Norman Nissen – (1871–1930), a Canadian-American resident in United States. A mining engineer, developed the prefabricated shelter called the Nissen hut in 1916.
  • Ken Olsen – (1926–2011) American engineer who co-founded Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Tinius Olsen – (1845–1932) Norwegian-born American engineer and inventor.
  • Charles J. Pedersen – (1904–1989) American organic chemist best known for describing methods of synthesizing crown ethers.
  • Lars Onsager – (1903–1976) Norwegian-born American physical chemist and theoretical physicist
  • Sally Ride – (1951–2012) American physicist and a former NASA astronaut
  • Ole Singstad – (1882–1969) Norwegian-American civil engineer who innovated the ventilation system for the Holland Tunnel
  • Marius Nygaard Smith-Petersen – (1886–1953) Norwegian-born American physician and orthopaedic surgeon.
  • George Schlukbier – North American innovator who in the 1990s built Nando
  • Elias Anton Cappelen Smith – (1873–1949) Norwegian American civil engineer and metallurgist.
  • Theodore Theodorsen – (1897–1978) Norwegian-American theoretical aerodynamicist noted for his work at NACA (the forerunner of NASA) and for his contributions to the study of turbulence.
  • Merle A. Tuve – (1901–1982) American scientist and geophysicist, the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
  • Oswald Veblen – (1880–1960) American mathematician, geometer and topologist

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