Important scientists

 

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 Johannes Van der Waals

(1837 - 1923)  physicist  Van der Waals' forces and Laws
 John Vane (1927 - 2004)  pharmacologist  prostaglandins (with Bergstrom, Samuelsson)
 Harold Varmus (1939 - )  biochemist  retrovirus oncogenes, src gene (with Bishop)
 Martinus Veltman (1931 - )  physicist  gauge theory, electroweak interactions (with 't Hooft)

 Andreas Vesalius

(1514 - 1564)  physician  father of modern human anatomy
 Vincent du Vigneaud (1901 - 1978)  biochemist  peptide synthesis, cyclic peptide, oxytocin

 Leonardo da Vinci

(1452 - 1519)  polymath  many new ideas

 Rudolf Virchow

(1821 - 1902)  physician  founder of modern pathology
 Artturi Virtanen (1895 - 1973)  chemist  agricultural chemistry and nutritional chemistry
 John van Vleck (1899 - 1980)  physicist  amorphous semiconductors, amorphous solids (with Anderson, Mott)

 Alessandro Volta

(1745 - 1827)  physicist  inventor of electric cell (battery)