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Born into a wealth Jewish merchant family, Emil Moritz Rathenau, the son of Moritz Rathenau, was a German… [More] entrepreneur and industrialist, a leading figure in the early European electrical industry. One of his sons was the famous Walther Rathenau, a Weimar-era industrialist, politician, and progressive economist. Walther was assassinated in June 1922 by right-wing gangsters. [Less]
1882: Max Born
Born was a Jewish German-British physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of… [More] quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of notable physicists in the 1920s and 30s. Born won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics (shared with Walther Bothe). [Less]
1925: Paul Greengard
Greengard is a Jewish-American neuroscientist best known for his work on the molecular and cellular… [More] function of neurons. In 2000, Greengard, Arvid Carlsson and Eric Kandel were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system. He is currently Vincent Astor Professor at Rockefeller University, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. [Less]