Famous Scientists - List of Famous Scientists - page 3

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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
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

Horst Ludwig Störmer

Horst Ludwig Störmer is a German-born American physicist who was one of the co-recipients the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics.

GermanApril 6, 1949104 views

Herbert Kroemer

Herbert Kroemer is an eminent German-American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000

GermanAugust 25, 1928116 views

Daniel Chee Tsui

Daniel Chee Tsui is a Chinese-born American physicist known for his research in semiconductors and solid-state physics

AmericanFebruary 28, 1939163 views

Frederick Reines

Frederick Reines was an American physicist who won a share of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics

AmericanMarch 16, 1918111 views

Gerard ’t Hooft

Gerard 't Hooft is a Dutch theoretical physicist who won a share of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics

DutchJuly 5, 194686 views

Georges Charpak

Georges Charpak was a Polish-born French physicist who received the Nobel Prize for inventing the multi-wire proportional chamber

FrenchAugust 1, 1924118 views

Hans Georg Dehmelt

Hans Georg Dehmelt is a German born American physicist who developed the ion trap technique

GermanSeptember 9, 1922102 views

Nicolaas Bloembergen

Nicolaas Bloembergen is a Dutch-American physicist who won a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1981

AmericanMarch 11, 1920106 views