39 Brilliant Scientific Minds We Lost In 2013 That Changed The World Forever (PHOTOS)

The world of science and discovery lost some of its brightest lights in 2013 -- from the second American to orbit Earth to the physiologist who helped create the first test-tube baby to one of the greatest female math prodigies of all time.

Below, find a list of the great minds we lost in 2013.

Note: We haven't included every scientist who died over the past year. If you'd like to suggest another name to the list, please let us know in the comments section.

In Memoriam: Scientists Who Died In 2013