Famous Scientists - List of Famous Scientists - page 4

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
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.
Max PolyakovJune 30, 1977UkrainianMax Polyakov is an international businessman, scientist and philanthropist
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
Martin Lewis Perl

Martin Lewis Perl

Martin Lewis Perl was an American physicist who discovered the subatomic particle, tau lepton and won the Nobel Prize

AmericanJune 24, 192785 views

Sheldon Lee Glashow

Sheldon Lee Glashow is an American theoretical physicist who received a share of the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics

Arno Allan Penzias

Arno Allan Penzias is an American physicist and radio astronomer who won a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1978

AmericanApril 26, 193397 views

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov is a Nobel Prize winning Russian physicist

BelarusianMarch 15, 193078 views

Martinus J. G. Veltman

Martinus J

DutchJune 27, 1931173 views

Gerd Binnig

Gerd Binnig is a German physicist known for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope

GermanJuly 20, 1947150 views

David Morris Lee

David Morris Lee is an American physicist who was a joint winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics

AmericanJanuary 20, 1931103 views

Samuel C. C. Ting

Samuel Chao Chung Ting is an American physicist of Chinese ethnicity who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of ‘J’ particle

AmericanJanuary 7, 1936103 views

Ben Roy Mottelson

Ben Roy Mottelson is an American-Danish nuclear physicist

DanishJuly 9, 1926140 views

Aage Bohr

Aage Niels Bohr was a Nobel Prize winning nuclear physicist

DanishJune 19, 1922256 views