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Modern Minds
Teams of two students will be quizzed on scientists and scientific discoveries from the last 60 years.

Number of Participants / Approximate Time
Up to 2 / 45 minutes

Outside Materials
Participants may bring only pencils to the event.

The Competition
Student teams will be quizzed in the form of a test on the contributions to science of various inventors and scientists since 1950.

List of Scientists and/or Inventors

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Ralph Baer
John Bardeen
Christian Barnard
Martin Cooper
Clyde Cowan
Christopher Cockerell
Francis Crick
Raymond Vahan Damadian
Robert Dennard
Persi Diaconis
Gertrude Elion
Douglas Engelbart
Ivan Getting
Andre Geim
Jane Goodall
Gordon Gould
George Gray
Wilson Greatbatch
Alan Guth
Stephen Hawking
Chuck Hull
Gilbert Hyatt
Jonathan Ive
Joseph Jacobson
Michio Kaku
Dean Kamen

John George Kemeny
Jack Kilby
Stephanie Louise Kwolek
Willard Libby
Theodore Maiman
Syukuro Manabe
Lynn Margulis
Kenneth Matsumura
Barbara McClintock
Robert Moog
Elon Musk
Robert Noyce
Linus Pauling
Eugene Polly
James Ruseell
Carl Sagan
Jonas Salk
Allan Sandage
Frederick Sanger
Dave Smith
Bent Stumpe
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Craig Venter
James Watson
Steven Weinberg
Ian Wilmut
Edward Witten

Students will have 45 minutes to complete the written test. Time is not a scoring factor.

The team with the most correct responses will be declared the winner. Ties will be broken with pre-determined tie-breaker questions.

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