Famous Scientists - List of Famous Scientists - page 57

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
Franco Modigliani

Franco Modigliani

Explore this biography to know about the profile, childhood, life and contribution of the famous Italian economist and Nobel Prize recipient Franco Modigliani.

ItalianJune 10, 1918210 views

Robert Andrews Millikan

Robert Andrews Millikan was an eminent American experimental physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923 for his work on photoelectric effect

AmericanMarch 22, 1868266 views

Robert Huber

Robert Huber is a German biochemist and Nobel Laureate

GermanFebruary 20, 1937261 views

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist and evolutionary biologist

BritishMarch 26, 1941513 views

Otto Hahn

Otto Hahn was a Nobel Prize winning German scientist who discovered the phenomenon of nuclear fission and the element protactinium

GermanMarch 8, 1879262 views

Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug was an American biologist known as the “Father of the Green Revolution”

AmericanMarch 25, 1914373 views

Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr was a Noble Prize winning Danish physicist

DanishOctober 7, 1885160 views

Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell was the first professional female astronomer in the United States

AmericanAugust 1, 1818239 views

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was a physician and educator who developed the approach of Montessori education

ItalianAugust 31, 1870483 views

Marie Curie

Marie Curie was a Physicist and Chemist, who was world renowned for her work on radioactivity

PolishNovember 7, 1867293 views