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A comprehensive directory of world famous scientists highlighting their works and achievements.

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.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(Indian)

Little did Jainulabdeen and Ashiamma know that ...

Aage Niels Bohr Aage Bohr
(Danish)

Aage Niels Bohr was a Nobel Prize winning nuclear ...

Aaron Klug Aaron Klug
(British)

A Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Aaron Klug needs ...

Abdus Salam Abdus Salam
(Pakistani)

One person who had made the Asian sub-continental ...

Abraham Pais Abraham Pais
(American)

Born in a family of educators, Pais was a bright ...

Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace
(British)

Known as the earliest computer programmer in the ...

Ada Yonath Ada Yonath
(Israeli)

Ada Yonath is one of the most revered global ...

Adolf von Baeyer Adolf von Baeyer
(German)

Adolf von Baeyer, born as Johann Friedrich ...

Adrien-Marie Legendre Adrien-Marie Legendre
(French)

Adrien-Marie Legendre, a renowned French ...

Agnes Arber Agnes Arber
(British)

Agnes Arber was one of the most renowned ...

Alan Kay Alan Kay
(American)

Alan Curtis Kay is an American computer scientist ...

Alan Lloyd Hodgkin Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
(British)

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin was an English ...

Alan Turing Alan Turing
(British)

Computers would probably have been non-existent ...

Albert Abraham Michelson Albert A. Michelson
(American)

Albert Abraham Michelson was the first American ...

Albert Claude Albert Claude
(Belgian)

Albert Claude was a Belgian-American cytologist ...

Albert Einstein Albert Einstein
(German,American)

Do you fondly call the whiz kid in your class/ ...

Albert Hofmann Albert Hofmann
(Swiss)

Albert Hofmann was a Swiss scientist who was ...

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Albert Szent-Györgyi...
(Austrian,Hungarian,American)

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Nagyrápolt was a ...

Albrecht Kossel Albrecht Kossel
(German)

Albrecht Kossel was a distinguished German ...

Albrecht von Haller Albrecht von Haller
(Swiss)

Among the various contributions he has made to ...

Aldo Leopold Aldo Leopold
(American)

Aldo Leopold was a well known ecologist, ...

Aleksandr Borodin Aleksandr Borodin
(Soviet Russian,Russian)

Alexander Borodin was a well-known music ...

Aleksandr Prokhorov Aleksandr Prokhorov
(Russian)

Aleksandr Prokhorov was one of the frontrunners ...

Alexander Bain Alexander Bain
(Scottish)

Alexander Bain was a renowned inventor and ...

Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming
(British)

Alexander Fleming was a great Scottish biologist ...

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell
(British,American)

One of the greatest inventors of the late 19th ...

Alexander Grothendieck Alexander Grothendieck
(French)

Alexander Grothendieck was a German-born French ...

Alexandre Émile John Yersin Alexandre Yersin
(Swiss,French)

Alexandre Émile John Yersin, popularly known as ...

Alexis Carrel Alexis Carrel
(French)

Alexis Carrel was a French biologist and surgeon ...

Alfred Day Hershey Alfred Day Hershey
(American)

Alfred Day Hershey was an American bacteriologist ...

Alfred G. Gilman Alfred G. Gilman
(American)

Alfred G. Gilman was an American pharmacologist ...

Alfred Kastler Alfred Kastler
(French)

Alfred Kastler was a French physicist who was ...

Alfred Kinsey Alfred Kinsey
(American)

Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American professor, ...

Alfred Nobel Alfred Nobel
(Swedish)

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish inventor, ...

Alfred North Whitehead Alfred North Whitehead
(British,American)

Alfred North Whitehead was a British ...

Alfred Russel Wallace Alfred Russel Wallace
(British)

Alfred Russel Wallace was a British scientist, ...

Alfred Wegener Alfred Wegener
(German)

Alfred Wegener, who is considered as one of the ...

Alfred Werner Alfred Werner
(Swiss)

Alfred Werner was a Swiss chemist and the founder ...

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
(American,South African)

Allan McLeod Cormack was a South African-American ...

Amedeo Avogadro Amedeo Avogadro
(Italian)

Amedeo Avogadro was an Italian scientist who ...

Anders Celsius Anders Celsius
(Swedish)

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer, ...

André Michel Lwoff André Lwoff
(French)

André Michel Lwoff was a French microbiologist, ...

Andre Marie Ampere Andre Marie Ampere
(French)

.Andre Marie Ampere was a French physicist and ...

Andre Weil Andre Weil
(French)

Andre Weil was a French mathematician who laid ...

Andrei Sakharov Andrei Sakharov
(Russian)

Andrei Sakharov was a Russian physicist and Noble ...

Andrew Fielding Huxley Andrew Huxley
(British)

Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley was a British ...

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ Schally Andrew Schally
(Canadian,Polish,American)

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ Schally is a ...

Annie Jump Cannon Annie Jump Cannon
(American)

Annie Jump Cannon was an American astronomer and ...

Antoine Lavoisier Antoine Lavoisier
(French)

Antoine Lavoisier was an 18th century French ...

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
(Dutch)

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was a renowned scientist ...

Antony Hewish Antony Hewish
(British)

Antony Hewish is a British radio astronomer, best ...

Archer John Porter Martin Archer Martin
(British)

Archer John Porter Martin was a British chemist ...

Archibald Hill Archibald Hill
(British)

Archibald Vivian Hill was an English physiologist ...

Archimedes Archimedes
(Greek)

Archimedes of Syracuse was an outstanding ancient ...

Aristotle Aristotle
(Greek)

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist, ...

Arno Allan Penzias Arno Allan Penzias
(American)

Arno Allan Penzias is an American physicist and ...

Arnold Orville Beckman Arnold Orville Beckman
(American)

Arnold Orville Beckman was a famous chemist, ...

Arnold Sommerfeld Arnold Sommerfeld
(German)

Arnold Sommerfeld was a renowned German physicist ...

Arthur Cayley Arthur Cayley
(British)

Arthur Cayley was a British mathematician who ...

Arthur Compton Arthur Compton
(American)

Arthur Holly Compton was a renowned American ...

Arthur Eddington Arthur Eddington
(British)

Arthur Eddington was an eminent scientist who is ...

Arthur Harden Arthur Harden
(British)

Sir Arthur Harden was a famous English ...

Arthur Kornberg Arthur Kornberg
(American)

Arthur Kornberg was an American biochemist, born ...

Arthur Leonard Schawlow Arthur Leonard Schawlow
(American)

Arthur Leonard Schawlow was an American physicist ...

Aryabhata Aryabhata
(Indian)

Aryabhata was an acclaimed ...

August Krogh August Krogh
(Danish)

August Krogh was a Danish professor who was ...

Augustin-Jean Fresnel Augustin-Jean Fresnel
(French,American)

Augustin-Jean Fresnel was a French physicist best ...

Augustin-Louis Cauchy Augustin-Louis Cauchy
(French)

Augustin-Louis Cauchy was a French mathematician. ...

Avicenna Avicenna
(Iranian)

Avicenna was the most influential and renowned ...

Barbara McClintock Barbara McClintock
(American)

Barbara McClintock was a renowned American ...

Barry Marshall Barry Marshall
(Australian)

A Nobel Prize laureate, Barry James Marshall is ...

Baruch Samuel Blumberg Baruch Samuel Blumberg
(American)

Baruch Samuel Blumberg also known as Barry ...

Baruj Benacerraf Baruj Benacerraf
(Venezuelan)

Baruj Benacerraf was a Venezuelan-born American ...

Ben Roy Mottelson Ben Roy Mottelson
(Danish,American)

Ben Roy Mottelson is an American-Danish nuclear ...

Bengt I. Samuelsson Bengt I. Samuelsson
(Swedish)

Bengt I. Samuelsson is a Swedish biochemist, who, ...

Benjamin Banneker Benjamin Banneker
(American)

Benjamin Banneker was a man of many parts. He was ...

Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin
(American)

Benjamin Franklin was a distinguished human ...

Bernhard Riemann Bernhard Riemann
(German)

Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann was a prominent ...

Bertram Brockhouse Bertram Brockhouse
(Canadian)

Bertram Brockhouse was a Canadian physicist who ...

BhÄskara II BhÄskara II
(Indian)

Bhaskara II, also known as Bhaskara or as ...

Birbal Sahni Birbal Sahni
(Indian)

Birbal Sahni was an Indian palaeobotanist who ...

Bjarni Tryggvason Bjarni Tryggvason
(Canadian,Icelander)

Bjarni Tryggvason is a former Canadian Space ...

Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal
(French)

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician and ...

Brahmagupta Brahmagupta
(Indian)

Brahmagupta was a highly accomplished ancient ...

Brian Josephson Brian Josephson
(British)

Brian Josephson is a Welsh theoretical physicist ...

Burton Richter Burton Richter
(American)

Burton Richter is an American scientist who ...

Cecil Frank Powell C. F. Powell
(British)

Cecil Frank Powell was an English physicist who ...

C.N.R. Rao C. N. R. Rao
(Indian)

Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao (C.N.R. Rao) is ...

C.V. Raman C.V. Raman
(Indian)

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, the Indian ...

Camillo Golgi Camillo Golgi
(Italian)

Camillo Golgi was an Italian physician, biologist ...

Carl Bosch Carl Bosch
(German)

Carl Bosch was a well-known German chemist and ...

Carl David Anderson Carl David Anderson
(American)

Carl David Anderson was a renowned American ...

Carl F. Gauss Carl F. Gauss
(German)

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German ...

Carl Ferdinand Cori Carl Ferdinand Cori
(Australian)

Carl Ferdinand Cori was a Czech biochemist and ...

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
(German)

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi was a German ...

Carl Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus
(Swedish)

Carl Linnaeus, often known by the Latin form of ...

Carl Ludwig Siegel Carl Ludwig Siegel
(German)

The man behind the number theory, Carl Ludwig ...

Carl Sagan Carl Sagan
(American)

Carl Sagan was a multifaceted scientist who left ...

Carlo Rubbia Carlo Rubbia
(Italian)

Carlo Rubbia is an Italian physicist, who has ...

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