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    Gerardus 't Hooft, Physics
  Gerardus 't Hooft, Physics
Gerardus 't Hooft is a professor in theoretical physics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with Martinus J. G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions". Asteroid 9491 T...
 
    Guus Hiddink, Football Coach
  Guus Hiddink, Football Coach
Guus Hiddink is a Dutch football coach who is currently the head coach for Dutch team PSV Eindhoven, as well as the manager of the Australian national team. Throughout his entire coaching career, he is best recognised for leading South Korea to a 4th...
 
    David Lynch, Filmmaker
  David Lynch, Filmmaker
David Keith Lynch is an American filmmaker. Lynch's films are known for their elements of surrealism, their nightmarish and dreamlike sequences, their stark and strange images, and their meticulously crafted audio. Often his work explores the seedy u...
 
    Dolly Parton
  Dolly Parton
Dolly Rebecca Parton is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. She remains one of the most successful female country artists in history, with 25 number-one singles (a record for a female...
 
    Bill Clinton, 42nd US President
  Bill Clinton, 42nd US President
William Jefferson Clinton served as the forty-second President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He was the third-youngest president, older only than Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. He became president at the end of the Cold War, and as...
 
    George W. Bush, 43rd US President
  George W. Bush, 43rd US President
George Walker Bush, forty-third President of the United States. He served as the forty-sixth Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 before being inaugurated as President on January 20, 2001. As President, Bush's main policies have largely focused on for...
 
    Craig Venter, 1st Synthetic Cell
  Craig Venter, 1st Synthetic Cell
John Craig Venter is an American biologist and entrepreneur, most famous for his role in being one of the first to sequence the human genome and for his role in creating the first synthetic cell in 2010. Venter founded Celera Genomics, The Institut...
 
    Herman Brood
  Herman Brood
Herman Brood was a Dutch musician, painter and media personality. Brood was the Dutch personification of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. After playing piano in Cuby and the Blizzards and several other bands since 1964, Brood started his own group, Herma...
 
    Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese Politician
  Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition politician and a former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. In the 1990 general election, Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won 59% of the national votes and 80% (392 o...
 
    Rem Koolhaas, Architect
  Rem Koolhaas, Architect
In 1975, Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in London with Madelon Vriesendorm and Elia and Zoe Zenghelis. Focusing on contemporary design, the company won a competition for an addition to the Parliament in The Hague and...
 
    Larry Ellison, Founder Oracle
  Larry Ellison, Founder Oracle
The founder of Oracle is one of the most flamboyant and outspoken businessmen of the century, not to mention one of the richest, with a net worth somewhere north of $50 billion. In an industry dominated by poorly dressed geeks, Mr. Ellison truly stan...
 
    Chico Mendes, Activist Amazon Rainforest
  Chico Mendes, Activist Amazon Rainforest
Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known as Chico Mendes, was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader and environmentalist. He fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest, and advocated for the human rights of Brazilian peasants and indigenous p...
 
    Charles H. Bennett, Physicist
  Charles H. Bennett, Physicist
In 1993 Bennett and Brassard, in collaboration with Claude Crepeau, Richard Jozsa, Asher Peres, and William Wootters, discovered "quantum teleportation," an effect in which the complete information in an unknown quantum state is decomposed into purel...
 
    Mick Jagger
  Mick Jagger
Sir Michael Philip Jagger dropped out of the London School of Economics to be a rock star. The Rolling Stones began recording in 1963, and by 1965 they had an international hit with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Mick and guitarist Keith Richards w...
 
    Muhammad Ali
  Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali has undoubtedly been a fixture in world culture since the 1960's. Seizing the gold medal at the Olympics in 1960, battling George Foreman in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire, and going head to head with Joe Frazier in "The Thrilla in...
 
         
         


 
 
         
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