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James Tagg

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Daniel Tammet

Elizabeth Tasker

Jürgen Taut

Fred Taylor

Jeremy Taylor

Kathleen Taylor

Marianne Taylor

Steve Taylor

Max Tegmark

Nicola Temple (with Catherine Whitlock)

Dick Teresi (with Leon Lederman)

Ken Thompson

Mark Thompson

Lluis Torner (with Marta Garcia-Matos)

Terry Treadwell

Timothy Treadwell

Robert Trivers

Roberto Trotta

S. D. Tucker

Chris Turney

Jon Turney

Neil Turok (with Paul Steinhardt)

Samuel Turvey

Neil de Grasse Tyson


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