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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

Little did Jainulabdeen and Ashiamma know that ...

Aaron Klug Aaron Klug

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

Abdus Salam Abdus Salam

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

Abraham Pais Abraham Pais

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

Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace

Known as the earliest computer programmer in the ...

Ada Yonath Ada Yonath

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

Adrien-Marie Legendre Adrien-Marie Legendre

French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre ...

Agnes Arber Agnes Arber

Agnes Arber was one of the most renowned ...

Alan Kay Alan Kay

Alan Curtis Kay is an American computer scientist ...

Alan Turing Alan Turing

Computers would probably have been non-existent ...

Albert Einstein Albert Einstein

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

Albert Hofmann Albert Hofmann

Albert Hofmann was a Swiss scientist who was ...

Albrecht von Haller Albrecht von Haller

Among the various contributions he has made to ...

Aldo Leopold Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold was a well known ecologist, ...

Alexander Bain Alexander Bain

Alexander Bain was a renowned inventor and ...

Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming was a great Scottish biologist ...

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell

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

Alexander Grothendieck Alexander Grothendieck

One of the foremost mathematicians of 20th ...

Alfred Day Hershey Alfred Day Hershey

Alfred Day Hershey was an American bacteriologist ...

Alfred Kinsey Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American professor, ...

Alfred Nobel Alfred Nobel

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish inventor, ...

Alfred North Whitehead Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead was a British ...

Alfred Russel Wallace Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace was a British scientist, ...

Alfred Wegener Alfred Wegener

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

Amadeo Avogadro Amedeo Avogadro

Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro de Quaregna ...

Anders Celsius Anders Celsius

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer, ...

Andre Marie Ampère Andre Marie Ampere

. André Marie Ampère is usually considered ...

Andre Weil Andre Weil

Andre Weil was a French mathematician who laid ...

Andrei Sakharov Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov was a Russian physicist and Noble ...

Antoine Lavoisier Antoine Lavoisier

Antoine Lavoisier was an 18th century French ...

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was a renowned scientist ...

Archimedes Archimedes

Archimedes of Syracuse was an outstanding ancient ...

Arnold Sommerfeld Arnold Sommerfeld

Arnold Sommerfeld was a renowned German physicist ...

Arthur Cayley Arthur Cayley

Arthur Cayley was a British mathematician who ...

Arthur Compton Arthur Compton

Arthur Holly Compton was a renowned American ...

Arthur Eddington Arthur Eddington

Arthur Eddington was an eminent scientist who is ...

Aryabhata Aryabhata

Aryabhata was an acclaimed ...

Augustin-Jean Fresnel Augustin-Jean Fresnel

Fresnel was a French physicist and is best ...

Augustin-Louis Cauchy Augustin-Louis Cauchy

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

Avicenna Avicenna

Avicenna was the most influential and renowned ...

Barbara McClintock Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock was a renowned American ...

Barry Marshall Barry Marshall

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

Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a distinguished human ...

Bernhard Riemann Bernhard Riemann Biograph...

Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann was a prominent ...

Bjarni Tryggvason Bjarni Tryggvason

Bjarni Tryggvason is a former Canadian Space ...

Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, ...

C.V. Raman C.V. Raman

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, the Indian ...

Carl David Anderson Carl David Anderson

Carl David Anderson was a renowned American ...

Carl F. Gauss Carl F. Gauss

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German ...

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi was a German ...

Carl Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus

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

Carl Ludwig Siegel Carl Ludwig Siegel

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

Carl Sagan Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan was a multifaceted scientist who left ...

Carlo Urbani Carlo Urbani

Italian epidemiologist Carlo Urbani was the first ...

Caroline Herschel Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel was a German-British astronomer ...

Charles Augustin De Coulomb Charles Augustin De Coulo...

Coulomb was an astounding physicist, engineer and ...

Charles Babbage Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage, a brilliant polymath, is ...

Charles Best Charles Best

Charles Herbert Best was an American-Canadian ...

Charles Darwin Charles Darwin

The evolution of homo sapiens from apes, a form ...

Charles Greeley Abbot Charles Greeley Abbot

Charles Greeley Abbot was an American ...

Charles Hermite Charles Hermite

Charles Hermite was one of the most famous French ...

Charles Lyell Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell was a British attorney and ...

Charles Messier Charles Messier

In the eighteenth century, when the astronomers ...

Charles Scott Sherrington Charles Scott Sherrington

Doctor Sir Charles Scott Sherrington is one of ...

Christiaan Huygens Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens played an essential role in ...

Christian Doppler Christian Doppler

Ambitious and indomitable are two words that ...

Claude Bernard Claude Bernard

French scientist Claude Bernard was a ...

Claudius Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy was an influential ...

Count Alessandro Volta Count Alessandro Volta

Known for his extraordinary work in the field of ...

Cyril Clarke Cyril Clarke

Sir Cyril Astley Clarke was a British physicist ...

Cyril Domb Cyril Domb

Can religion and science ever be reconciled? This ...

Dan Shechtman Dan Shechtman

Dan Shechtman is an Israeli scientist, who was ...

Daniel Bernoulli Daniel Bernoulli

Daniel Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician and ...

David Bohm David Bohm

David Bohm is an American born theoretical ...

David Hilbert David Hilbert

David Hilbert was the perfect example of a ...

David Karoly David Karoly

David Karoly is an internationally acclaimed ...

Dmitri Mendeleev Dmitri Mendeleev

Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist who ...

Dorothy Hodgkin Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin was a renowned biochemist from ...

Edmond Halley Edmond Halley

Edmond Halley, a brilliant British astronomer is ...

Edward Arthur Milne Edward Arthur Milne

Edward Arthur Milne was an English astrophysicist ...

Edward Teller Edward Teller

A controversial figure and one of the most ...

Edward Victor Appleton Edward Victor Appleton

Sir Edward Victor Appleton was an English ...

Edwin Powell Hubble Edwin Powell Hubble

"I knew that even if I were second or third rate, ...

Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn is an ...

Emmy Noether Emmy Noether

Born on March 23, 1882 in Bavaria Germany, Amalie ...

Enrico Fermi Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi was an Italian physicist who made ...

Ernest Rutherford Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford is a prominent figure in the ...

Ernst Haeckel Ernst Haeckel

A renowned biologist, physician, philosopher and ...

Erwin Schrödinger Erwin Schrödinger...

Known for his contribution in the theory of ...

Euclid Euclid

Although little is known about Euclid’s early ...

Evangelista Torricelli Evangelista Torricelli

Evangelista Torricelli was a famous Italian ...

Évariste Galois Ãvariste Galois

Evariste Galois has been hailed by many as the ...

Felix Christian Klein Felix Christian Klein

Felix Christian Klein is appreciated and ...

Francis Crick Francis Crick

Francis Harry Compton Crick was an English ...

Frank Fenner Frank Fenner

Australian scientist Frank John Fenner is one of ...

Frank Macfarlane Burnet Frank Macfarlane Burnet

Deemed to be the greatest scientist produced by ...

Franklin Diaz Franklin Chang Díaz...

Franklin Chang-Diaz is a physicist and former ...

GH Hardy G. H. Hardy

G.H. Hardy was a great British mathematician. He ...

Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei

Often remembered as the Father of Modern ...