John A. Widtsoe

John A. Widtsoe

John A. Widtsoe (1872 – 1952) biochemist He studied biochemistry at Harvard and in 1889 received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Gottingen University in Germany.. Source: Famous LDS Scientists John A. Widtsoe was a prominent Educator in the state of Utah and Elder in...
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich historian She won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1991 for A Midwifes Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary,...
Dr. Norman Tolk

Dr. Norman Tolk

Dr. Norman Tolk physicist A graduate of Harvard University, with a PhD from Columbia University, he is a world-renowned physicist. He was a recipient of the Humboldt award, which is one of the highest international recognitions for physicists. He has spoken and...
Kip Thorn

Kip Thorn

Kip Thorn physicist He has done considerable work in theoretical physics. He is the author of the book Black Holes and Time Warps. The book features a story about a robot name “Kolog” that falls into a black hole. He left the Church in the 1970’s...
James Talmage

James Talmage

James Talmage (1862 – 1933) geologist He graduated from Lehigh University and studied at Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. following correspondence work at Illinois Wesland University. As a geologist, he undertook several pioneering studies of the...
Richard G. Scott

Richard G. Scott

Richard G. Scott nuclear engineer He did advanced studies at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Department of Energy. Source: Famous LDS...
Merlo J. Pusey

Merlo J. Pusey

Merlo J. Pusey biographer He won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1952 for his biography ofCharles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice of the Supreme...
James S. Olson

James S. Olson

James S. Olson historian He served as history chair at Sam Houston State University.  He has authored a number of books, discussing such subjects as cancer, sports, war, and John Wayne.  He has won a number of awards for his efforts.  He served as an area authority...
Jane Nelsen

Jane Nelsen

Jane Nelsen psychologist She is a licensed marriage, family and child counselor in South Jordan, Utah and San Clemente, California.  She is the author and coauthor of the Positive Discipline books (which the webmaster highly recommends).  She has a doctorate degree in...
Joseph F. Merrill

Joseph F. Merrill

Joseph F. Merrill (1869 – 1952) physicist He received a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins University in 1899. He was a professor of engineering at the University of Utah. Source: Famous LDS...
Dr. John S. Lewis

Dr. John S. Lewis

Dr. John S. Lewis space scientist He has research interests in the applications of chemistry to planetary sciences and space development.  He joined the Church in Boston while teaching at MIT.  His books include: Books: Worlds Without End: The Exploration of Planets...
Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Steve Jones physicist He is a professor of physics at BYU and gained recognition during he cold fusion controversy of the early 1990’s. His claims were much more modest than those of the University of Utah, and he is still well respected in the field. Source:...
H. Tracy Hall

H. Tracy Hall

H. Tracy Hall chemist He developed the tetrahedron press and was the first to produce synthetic diamonds. Source: Famous LDS Scientists Born in Ogden, Utah, and raised a Mormon in rural Marriott, Hall was a bookish child whose ambition was to follow in the footsteps...
Wilford Gardner

Wilford Gardner

Wilford Gardner geologist He described the movement of water through unsaturated soils by reference to capillary potential. For this and other work, the American Society of Agronomy called him “the father of soil physics.” He served as dean at UC Berkley....
Harvey Fletcher

Harvey Fletcher

Harvey Fletcher (1884-1981) physicist As a graduate student, he worked with Millikan and together they were the first to measure the charge on an electron. Millikan won the noble prize for that work. Fletcher directed research at Bell Labs where he played a central...
Henry Eyring

Henry Eyring

Henry Eyring (1901-1981) was a world-renowned theoretical chemist. He was born in Mexico and received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkely. He was a professor of chemistry at Princeton University for 15 years and later served as the dean of...
Melvin A. Cook

Melvin A. Cook

Melvin A. Cook chemist Chemist, known for work on shaped charges and slurry explosives; professor of metallurgy at the University of Utah; businessman; author of works on explosives.  Also published works on creationism, particularly on the relationship between...

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