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Gerd Binnig

About Gerd Binnig

German physicist who co-developed a scanning and tunneling microscope, which earned him the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics. He was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1987.

Early life

At just 10 years of age, without knowing much about the science, he decided to become a physicist.


The scanning and tunneling microscope he invented allowed scientists to study inspanidual atoms, a breakthrough for its time.

Family of Gerd Binnig

He married Lore Wagler in 1969.

Close associates of Gerd Binnig

Ernst Ruska, his partner in developing the electron microscope, shared his Nobel Prize award.

Jeffrey M. Friedman

About Jeffrey M. Friedman

Geneticist who discovered the hormone leptin, which transmits a weight-reducing signal by reducing food intake and increasing energy expenditure. His research has a major role in how we understand and combat human obesity

Early life

He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College when he was just 22 years old.


He was awarded the Danone International Prize for Nutrition in 2007.

Family of Jeffrey M. Friedman

He has two daughters named Alex and Nathalie.

Close associates of Jeffrey M. Friedman

He was featured on “Scientific American Frontiers” with host Alan Alda.

Sydney Valarose

About Sydney Valarose

Popular video creator on the platform TikTok primarily known for her dance and comedy content. She has accrued more than 150,000 fans. 

Early life

She was born in Connecticut.


She was a cheerleader for the Southington Knights. Her team placed 1st overall for the country at nationals.

Family of Sydney Valarose

She has an older sister named Hunter, a younger brother named Gavin, and a step-sister, Cami. Her parents Nicole and Clifton spanorced.

Close associates of Sydney Valarose

Fellow TikTok creators Gavin Lillard and Joe Albanese attended the same school as her. 

Marnie Wall

About Marnie Wall

TikTok star and model who is best recognized for her wide range of wigs and accompanying hairstyles. She is also known for her lip synch videos and commentary clips. 

Early life

She first gained attention by sharing modeling shots through her Instagram in September of 2019. She then joined TikTok in November where she went viral immediately with her second comedy video earning over 1 million views and a ForYou page feature. 


She is also known for being a model and ambassador for The Wonderful Wig Company. 

Family of Marnie Wall

She featured both her father and her grandmother on a popular TikTok that she posted in November of 2019. 

Close associates of Marnie Wall

She has created viral TikTok videos to the music of artists such as Doja Cat and Arizona Zervas. 

Mariam Roith

About Mariam Roith

German TikTok star who is known for making videos with her twin sister. Including viral dances, comedy skits, and other fashion and style based videos, she shares her content with her over 250,000 fans on the app. 

Early life

She first started posting through in July of 2016. Her first viral hit with her twin sister was on TikTok in March of 2018. 


She is also known for owning the vintage shop Mija Treasures Second Hand. 

Family of Mariam Roith

She shares her videos with her twin sister Jeanette. 

Close associates of Mariam Roith

She has created viral videos to the songs of artists like Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello. 

Mara Cifuentes

About Mara Cifuentes

Male-to-female transgender model and reality television personality who was featured in the series La Agencia.

Early life

She moved to her parent s home country of Colombia to pursue modeling professionally.


She became an Instagram phenomenon, earning more than 1.1 million followers for her maracifuentes1 account.

Family of Mara Cifuentes

She was born in America to Colombian parents. 

Close associates of Mara Cifuentes

She is a transgender model and TV personality like Liera Manuel Ivan.