Scientists with Disabilities
Okay so, this is all research for an essay I’m doing in school.
So we all know about Stephen Hawking. Worlds smartest man, has ALS, wheelchair bound, uses a text-to-speech software to talk, yeah??
Well what about the fact that a bout of scarlet fever left Thomas Edison almost completely deaf in both ears?
Or Leonardo Da Vinci was mist likely dyslexic, as most of his notes were in reverse?
Albert Einstein didn’t talk till age 4 and was most definitely Dyslexic.
John Forbes Nash, Jr was schizophrenic, and required hospitalization multiple times. He also revolutionized the Business world with the “Nash Equilibrium”.
Temple Grandin is a female Animal Behaviourist, who has her Ph.D and helped revolutionize the livestock industry. She’s Autistic.
Geerat Vermeij is a paleontologist whose research helped others understand how fossils interact with the world at large. He’s been diagnosed with Glaucoma and bee blind since age three.
Edwin Kerbs (Nobel Prize Winner) is a biologist from the 50’s who made a discovery about cellular activity in the human body that helped understand hormones, cell life spans, and how bodies reject transplanted organs. He was hearing impaired, and was one of the last people to find our he had won the award as he didn’t hear the phone ring.
Farida Bedwei is a South African software engineer who has been heralded as one of the most important figures in financial tech. She was also diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at age one. A black, female, disabled scientist who is at the forefront of her field. She’s amazing.This is awesome!! look at all these cool people!! thank you!!