- Hedy Lamarr, vintage Hollywood hottie, co-invented frequency hopping, used by cell phones today.
- Danica McKellar, teen age TV star (and successful actress since), is co-author of the Chayes–McKellar–Winn theorem (as an undergraduate math major). (This one I knew.)
- Mayim Bialik, who as a teen had the title role in the TV series "Blossom" and now plays a neurobiologist on "The Big Bang Theory", actually has a Ph.D. in neurobiology.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I just tripped over the following facts (one of which I already knew):