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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 ...

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 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 ...

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, ...

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 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 ...

Amedeo Avogadro Amedeo Avogadro
(Italian)

Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro de Quaregna ...

Anders Celsius Anders Celsius
(Swedish)

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.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 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 ...

Carlo Urbani Carlo Urbani
(Italian)

Italian epidemiologist Carlo Urbani was the first ...

Caroline Herschel Caroline Herschel
(German)

Caroline Herschel was a German-British astronomer ...

Charles Augustin De Coulomb Charles Augustin De Coulo...
(French)

Charles Augustin de Coulomb was a French ...

Charles Babbage Charles Babbage
(British)

Charles Babbage, a brilliant polymath, is ...

Charles Best Charles Best
(Canadian,American)

Charles Herbert Best was an American-Canadian ...

Charles Darwin Charles Darwin
(British)

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

Charles Ãdouard Guillaume Charles Édouard Guillaum...
(Swiss)

Charles Édouard Guillaume was a renowned Swiss ...

Charles Greeley Abbot Charles Greeley Abbot
(American)

Charles Greeley Abbot was an American ...

Charles Hard Townes Charles H. Townes
(American)

Charles Hard Townes was an American physicist and ...

Charles Hermite Charles Hermite
(French)

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

Charles Lyell Charles Lyell
(British)

Sir Charles Lyell was a British attorney and ...

Charles Messier Charles Messier
(French)

In the eighteenth century, when the astronomers ...

Charles Nicolle Charles Nicolle
(French)

Charles Jules Henry Nicolle was French ...

Charles Robert Richet Charles Richet
(French)

Charles Robert Richet was a French physiologist ...

Charles Scott Sherrington Charles Scott Sherrington
(British)

Doctor Sir Charles Scott Sherrington is one of ...

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson Charles Thomson Rees Wils...
(British)

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson was a Scottish ...

Christiaan Eijkman Christiaan Eijkman
(Dutch)

A renowned Dutch physician and a Nobel Prize ...

Christiaan Huygens Christiaan Huygens
(Dutch)

Christiaan Huygens played an essential role in ...

Christian Doppler Christian Doppler
(Austrian)

Ambitious and indomitable are two words that ...

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Christiane Nüsslein-Volh...
(German)

German scientist Christiane Nusslein-Volhard has ...

Claude Bernard Claude Bernard
(French)

French scientist Claude Bernard was a ...

Claudius Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemy
(Ancient Roman)

Claudius Ptolemy was an influential ...

Clifford Shull Clifford Shull
(American)

Clifford Glenwood Shull was a well-known U.S. ...

Count Alessandro Volta Count Alessandro Volta
(Italian)

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

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