Louis de Broglie

De Broglie’s calling card from the 1940s. It is inscribed by him.
De Broglie’s calling card, signed in 1979.


LOUIS DE BROGLIE (1892 – 1987)

French Physicist

De Broglie was one of the major scientists of the 20th Century, especially during the physics revolution of the 1910s and 20s. His most influential ideas were in quantum mechanics and the wave-particle duality of light. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1929.


Thomas Weller

Thomas Weller
Weller’s business card as Emeritus Professor. It is also signed by him.

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THOMAS WELLER (1915 – 2008)

American Biologist

Weller was a scientist who specialised in virology. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1954 for his work on the Polio virus, which ultimately led to the development of the first successful vaccine by Jonas Salk.

Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug
Borlaug’s business card, signed in 1992. He held this professorship from 1984.

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NORMAN BORLAUG (1914 – 2009)

American Biologist

Borlaug is considered one of the most important figures in the Green Revolution as he helped countries such as Mexico and India to increase food security. This saved millions from starvation and he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.

Jack Kilby

Jack Kilby
Kilby’s personal business card. It is also signed by him.

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JACK KILBY (1923 – 2005)

American Electrical Engineer

Kilby is known for creating the first microchip along with Robert Noyce. He also invented the hand-held calculator. Kilby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000.

Glenn Seaborg

Glenn Seaborg
Seaborg’s business card as Chairman of the Lawrence Hall of Science. It is also signed by him.

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GLENN SEABORG (1912 – 1999)

American Chemist

Seaborg was an influential scientist throughout the 20th Century. He discovered 10 different elements, which lead to him being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1951. The element Seaborgium is named after him.

James D. Watson

James Watson
Watson’s business card from when he was Chancellor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he had worked since 1968, leaving in 2007. It is signed by him.

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JAMES WATSON (1928 – )

American Biologist

Watson became famous for discovering the structure of DNA along with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins. They were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962.