Please help connect Robert Noel Hall to WikiTree

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I just read an article in the New York Times about American physicist Robert Noel Hall, inventor of the microwave oven and the lasers used at grocery store check-out stands, and am hoping we can connect him to our shared WikiTree family tree. 

Robert N. Hall, 96, Whose Inventions Are Everywhere, Is Dead

I'm wondering whether Robert Noel Hall might qualify as a Notable, due to the significance of his scientific contributions--does anyone know whether he might meet the criteria to be considered Notable?  He seems notable to me.  :-)

WikiTree profile: Robert Hall
in The Tree House by Cynthia Larson G2G6 Pilot (182k points)

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He's an easy one - he has a Wikipedia page, so therefore he qualifies a Notable.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
selected by Cynthia Larson
Thank you! Yes, of course, that makes sense!
Well, I added his spouse and some sources to the profiles you had entered earlier. Not sure I found anything that would definitely lead to a connection, but at least some ground work towards one.
Thank you!  This is an excellent start!

Once I realized that Tuttle was a middle name and his LNAB was Rice, I found his wife's LNAB was Rowe, which led to a nice tree already built (up about 3 generations) and it looks like he'll be connected tonight through his Rowe line. :)
YAY!  Wow, Scott, you truly have hit the jackpot here! Thank you SO very much, and hopefully, further progress will continue also along the Hall and other family lines as well.  Well done!

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