Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Scientific biographers do not, in general, find much correlation between good character and great science. There are a few exceptions. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin is certainly one of those exceptions.
Melvin Calvin, Who Unraveled the Secrets of Photosynthesis, Dies
One of Berkeley Lab's greatest scientists, Melvin Calvin, the man who unlocked the secrets of photosynthesis, died on Wednesday afternoon (January 8, 1997) in Berkeley, after years of failing health. He was 85.
Frank B. Colton
Frank B. Colton developed Enovid, the first oral contraceptive. Colton has made many important contributions to medicinal organic chemistry and particularly to steroid chemistry.
Wikipedia - Anthropology - Richard Smalley
Richard Errett Smalley (June 6, 1943 – October 28, 2005) was the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996.
Dr. Albert Hofmann
Dr. Albert Hofmann, the brilliant Swiss chemist, philosopher, author, and retired Director of the Pharmaceutical-Chemical Research Laboratories of Sandoz Ltd., Basel, is best known for fathering his "problem child," LSD, on April 19, 1943.