They were: geneticist George Beadle, "astronauticist" Charles Draper, virologist John Enders, physicist Donald Glaser, geneticist Joshua Lederberg, chemist Willard Libby, chemist Linus Pauling, physicist Edward Purcell, physicist I.I. Rabi, physicist Emilio Segre, William Shockley (co-creator of the transistor), physicist Edward Teller, physicist Charles Townes, physicist James Van Allen, and chemist Robert Woodward.
Time said it chose U.S. scientists "because the heart of scientific inquiry now beats strongest in this country."
December 17, 2010 10:00 AM PST
Photo by: Time
| Caption by: Anne Dujmovic
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