Famous Scientists - List of Famous Scientists - page 58

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
Walter KohnMarch 9, 1923AustrianNobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist
Henry CavendishOctober 10, 1731BritishHenry Cavendish was a theoretical chemist and physicist, renowned for discovery of hydrogen and calculation of the mass of earth
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
Alfred WegenerNovember 1, 1880GermanAlfred Wegener was a renowned German geophysicist and meteorologists who is known for pioneering the ‘Continental Drift’ theory
Eduardo SaverinMarch 19, 1982BrazilianEduardo Luiz Saverin is a Brazilian internet entrepreneur and investor
Kitaw EjiguFebruary 25, 1948EthiopianKitaw Ejigu was an Ethiopian American engineer and political leader
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a legendary Florentine painter, polymath, sculptor, architect and musician

ItalianApril 15, 1452167 views

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk was a famous American virologist and medical researcher who discovered the polio vaccine

AmericanOctober 28, 1914207 views

John Stewart Bell

John Stewart Bell FRS was a famous Physicist of Irish descent

Henrietta Swan Leavitt

Henrietta Swan Leavitt was an American astronomer

AmericanJuly 4, 1868237 views

Jack Steinberger

Jack Steinberger is a physicist who co-discovered the muon neutrino along with Leon Lederman and Melvin Schwartz

AmericanMay 25, 1921210 views

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden is an American computer professional and former American National Security Agency subcontractor

AmericanJune 21, 1983136 views

Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmology expert and author

Eduardo Saverin

Eduardo Luiz Saverin is a Brazilian internet entrepreneur and investor

BrazilianMarch 19, 1982555 views

Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who discovered enzyme lysozyme and antibiotic penicillin

BritishAugust 6, 1881282 views

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist who developed the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax

FrenchDecember 27, 1822186 views