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Marie Curie

Famous PhD

L. de Brogglie

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Richard P. Feyman

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Karl Marx

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Jane Goodall

Famous PhD
  • Field: Ethology
  • Title: Behavior of the Free-Ranging Chimpanzee
  • Date: 1965
  • Location: University of Cambridge, UK
  • Remark: No Bachelor degree. Jane: "I didn't want a Ph.D..."
  • Issue: R. Hinde (Adviser) said that Jane's research methods not professional.

Martin L. King

Famous PhD
  • Field: Theology
  • Title: A Comparison of the Conception of God in the Thinking of P. Tillich ...
  • Date: April 1955
  • Location: Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Issues: Authorship. Some sections not appropriately attributed
  • Prize: Nobel Peace Prize (1964) Nobel

Alan Turing

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Adriano Meta

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Albert Einstein

Famous PhD
  • Field: Theorical Physics
  • Title: A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions
  • Date: July 1905
  • Location: Germany
  • Remark: Nobel Prize in Physics, 1921
  • Misc: Nobel Prize "for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect" Nobel

Paul Samuelson

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Sri. Ramanujan

Famous PhD
  • Field: Theory of numbers, Mathematics
  • Title: Highly composite numbers
  • Date: March 1916
  • Location: University of Cambridge, UK
  • Remark: Ramanujan was awarded a B.A. degree by research (renamed PhD)
  • Misc: Ramanujan was an autodidact, Indian mathematical genius

Svante August Arrhenius

Famous PhD
  • Field: Chemistry
  • Title: Recherches sur la conductibilit√© galvanique des √©lectrolytes (Investigations on the galvanic conductivity of electrolytes)
  • Date: 1884
  • Location: University of Cambridge, UK
  • Remark: Nobel Prize from PhD Dissertation in Chemistry (1903). Nobel
  • Misc:

Kim Ung-Yong

Famous PhD
  • Field: Physics
  • Title:
  • Year:
  • Location: Korea
  • Remark: Guest student of physics at 4, PhD before 15
  • Misc: Guinness World Record "Highest IQ of 210", 2 PhDs (+ Civil Engineering)

Wangari Maathai

Famous PhD
  • Field: Veterinary Anatomy
  • Title: Early Development of Male Bovine Gonad
  • Year: 1971
  • location: University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Remark: Nobel Peace Prize, 2004 Nobel

Patricia G. Devine

Famous PhD

Carl F. Gauss

Famous PhD

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