Famous Scientists - List of Famous Scientists

A typical view of a scientist is that of a person in a white coat, conducting experiments. The truth is that a scientists can be defined as a person who is involved in the systematic and documented study of the phenomena that occur in nature but are not limited to just physics, chemistry or biology. They even indulge in studies related to the makeup of the earth and social scenarios where they study and try to understand the behavior of a group of individual of a particular species, sub-species or any other such classification. They can be classified into various categories based on the branch of science that they are involved in. Some such categories are social scientists, astronomers, physicist, biologists, chemical engineers or chemists, agriculturists and earth scientists. There are many more branches of science which a person can become a specialist of. Some of the notable people from this field are people like Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Scientists have always led the way in understand the environment we live in and this is a collection of the biographies of these studious people, along with information about their professional and personal lives, including their life stories, timelines and trivia.

The Most Famous Scientists

Juliane KoepckeOctober 10, 1954German, PeruvianJuliane Koepcke is a German-Peruvian biologist, who was the lone survivor among the 92 passengers and crew of the ill-fated LANSA Flight 508 that crashed in the Peruvian rainforest on 24 December 1971
Konstantin TsiolkovskySeptember 17, 1857RussianKonstantin Tsiolkovsky was a Russian rocket scientist and a pioneer of astronautics
Walter KohnMarch 9, 1923AustrianNobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist
Max PolyakovJune 30, 1977UkrainianMax Polyakov is an international businessman, scientist and philanthropist
Henry CavendishOctober 10, 1731BritishHenry Cavendish was a theoretical chemist and physicist, renowned for discovery of hydrogen and calculation of the mass of earth
Gabe NewellNovember 3, 1962AmericanGabe Newell is an American computer programmer and businessman, best known as the co-founder of ‘Valve Corporation.’ This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, family, personal life, career, etc.
Alfred WegenerNovember 1, 1880GermanAlfred Wegener was a renowned German geophysicist and meteorologists who is known for pioneering the ‘Continental Drift’ theory
Terence TaoJuly 17, 1975Australian, AmericanTerence Tao is an Australian- American mathematician who has contributed enormously to the field of mathematics
Eduardo SaverinMarch 19, 1982BrazilianEduardo Luiz Saverin is a Brazilian internet entrepreneur and investor
Richard DawkinsMarch 26, 1941BritishRichard Dawkins is an English ethologist and evolutionary biologist
Grigori Perelman

Grigori Perelman

Grigori Perelman is a Russian mathematician who is best known for his contributions to Riemannian geometry and geometric topology

RussianJune 13, 1966409 views


Emanuel Swedenborg is one of the most prominent persons in Swedish history

SwedishJanuary 29, 1688130 views

Walter Kohn

Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist

AustrianMarch 9, 1923869 views

Paul D. Boyer

Paul D Boyer is an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997

AmericanJuly 31, 191878 views

John A Pople

John A Pople was an English theoretical chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1998

BritishOctober 31, 1925152 views

Richard E. Smalley

Richard Errette Smalley was a renowned American chemist who won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

AmericanJune 6, 194397 views

Sir Harold W. Kroto

Sir Harold Walter Kroto was a Nobel Prize winning English chemist

BritishOctober 7, 1939126 views

Rudolph A. Marcus

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CanadianJuly 21, 192375 views

Jens C Skou

Jens Christian Skou is a Danish scientist and doctor who won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

DanishOctober 8, 191899 views