Famous Scientists - List of Famous Scientists - page 2

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
Henry CavendishOctober 10, 1731BritishHenry Cavendish was a theoretical chemist and physicist, renowned for discovery of hydrogen and calculation of the mass of earth
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
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.
Grigori PerelmanJune 13, 1966RussianGrigori Perelman is a Russian mathematician who is best known for his contributions to Riemannian geometry and geometric topology
Eduardo SaverinMarch 19, 1982BrazilianEduardo Luiz Saverin is a Brazilian internet entrepreneur and investor
Alfred WegenerNovember 1, 1880GermanAlfred Wegener was a renowned German geophysicist and meteorologists who is known for pioneering the ‘Continental Drift’ theory
Kitaw EjiguFebruary 25, 1948EthiopianKitaw Ejigu was an Ethiopian American engineer and political leader
Robert Floyd Curl Jr.

Robert Floyd Curl Jr.

Robert Floyd Curl Jr

AmericanAugust 23, 1933119 views

Michael Smith (Chemist)

Michael Smith was a British-born Canadian biochemist who won a share of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CanadianApril 26, 1932151 views

Paul J. Crutzen

Paul Jozef Crutzen is a Dutch atmospheric chemist, well-known for his work on ozone depletion and global warming

DutchDecember 3, 1933136 views

Frank Sherwood Rowland

Frank Sherwood Rowland was an American chemist who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

AmericanJune 28, 1927108 views

John E. Walker

John Walker is an English chemist who was one of the co-recipients of 1997 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

BritishJanuary 7, 1941110 views

George A. Olah

George A

HungarianMay 22, 1927137 views

Bertram Brockhouse

Bertram Brockhouse was a Nobel Prize-winning Canadian physicist who is remembered for his development of the neutron-scattering technique

CanadianJuly 15, 1918148 views

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji is a French physicist who won a share of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics

FrenchApril 1, 1933105 views

William Daniel Phillips

William Daniel Phillips is an American physicist who won a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997

Robert Coleman Richardson

Robert Coleman Richardson was an American experimental physicist who won a share of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics

AmericanJune 26, 193789 views