Find out more about the greatest 20th Century British Scientists, including Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Richard Dawkins, Tim Berners-Lee and Rosalind Franklin.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912
Mathematician

Tim Berners-LeeTim Berners-Lee
08 June 1955
Inventor of the World Wide Web

Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
26 March 1941
Evolutionary Biologist

Rosalind FranklinRosalind Franklin
25 July 1920
Chemist

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931
Mathematician
Paul DiracPaul Dirac
08 August 1902
Physicist

Francis CrickFrancis Crick
08 June 1916
Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist
Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin
12 May 1910
Biochemist

David BohmDavid Bohm
20 December 1917
Scientist
Frederick SangerFrederick Sanger
13 August 1918
Biochemist

Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah
22 April 1929
Mathematician

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter

Maurice Hugh Frederick WilkinsMaurice Wilkins
15 December 1916
Biophysicist

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer
Peter Brian Medwar Peter Medawar
28 February 1915
Biologist

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

Andrew Fielding HuxleyAndrew Huxley
22 November 1917
Physiologist & Biophysicist

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
04 January 1940
Physicist
Aaron KlugAaron Klug
11 August 1926
Chemist & Biophysicist

Salvador MoncadaSalvador Moncada
03 December 1944
Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor
Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts
06 September 1943
Biochemist, Molecular Biologist

Peter MitchellPeter Mitchell
22 September 1920
Biochemist

Sir James W. BlackSir James W. Black
14 June 1924
Pharmacologist
Max Ferdinand Perutz Max Perutz
19 May 1914
Molecular Biologist

Martin RyleMartin Ryle
27 September 1918
Astronomer
Antony HewishAntony Hewish
11 May 1924
Radio Astronomer

John CornforthJohn Cornforth
07 September 1917
Nobel Prize Winner Chemist

Sir Harold W. KrotoSir Harold W. Kroto
07 October 1939
Chemist
John A PopleJohn A Pople
31 October 1925
Chemist

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Nevill Francis Mott Nevill Francis Mott
30 September 1905
Physicist
John KendrewJohn Kendrew
24 March 1917
Biochemist and Crystallographer

Derek Harold Richard BartonDerek Barton
08 September 1918
Chemist

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist

Sir Bernard KatzSir Bernard Katz
26 March 1911
Biophysicist
Sir John Robert VaneJohn R. Vane
29 March 1927
Pharmacologist
Cecil Frank Powell C. F. Powell
05 December 1903
Physicist

Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson
14 July 1921
Chemist

Archer John Porter MartinArcher Martin
01 March 1910
Chemist

Alan Lloyd HodgkinAlan Lloyd Hodgkin
05 February 1914
Biophysicist & Physiologist
John E. WalkerJohn E. Walker
07 January 1941
Chemist

Rodney R. PorterRodney R. Porter
08 October 1917
Biochemist

Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke
22 September 1907
Pioneering work on prevention of Rh disease, and

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877
Physician

Richard Laurence Millington Synge Richard Laurence Millington Synge
28 October 1914
Biochemist
Cyril DombCyril Domb
09 December 1920
Theoretical Physicist

Brian CoxBrian Cox
03 March 1968
Physicist
Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
23 March 1956
Biologist, Television presenter, Writer

Piers CorbynPiers Corbyn
10 March 1947
Meteorologist

Wade BarrettWade Barrett
10 August 1980
Professional wrestler, Marine biologist
Freeman DysonFreeman Dyson
15 December 1923
Mathematician

Bill OddieBill Oddie
07 July 1941
Writer
Boris BerezovskyBoris Berezovsky
23 January 1946
entrepreneur, mathematician, politician, economist

Bob PaisleyBob Paisley
23 January 1919
Football player

James Robertson JusticeJames Robertson Justice
15 June 1907
Actor

Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
10 May 1900
Astronomer, University teacher

Andrew WilesAndrew Wiles
11 April 1953
Mathematician, University teacher
Geoffrey HintonGeoffrey Hinton
06 December 1947
Computer scientist

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
28 June 1942
Author

Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
29 August 1959
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,

John Horton ConwayJohn Horton Conway
26 December 1937
Mathematician
David KellyDavid Kelly
14 May 1944
Scientist

James GlaisherJames Glaisher
07 April 1809
Meteorologists
Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,

Martyn PoliakoffMartyn Poliakoff
16 December 1947
Chemist, University teacher

Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
15 July 1943
Astronomer, Astrophysicist
Michael MoritzMichael Moritz
12 September 1954
Computer scientist

Peter HiggsPeter Higgs
29 May 1929
Physicist
David DeutschDavid Deutsch
18 May 1953
Physicist

Robert Watson-WattRobert Watson-Watt
13 April 1892
Developer

John LennoxJohn Lennox
07 November 1943
mathematician, philosopher of science, university
Tony HoareTony Hoare
11 January 1934
Computer scientist

Julian HuxleyJulian Huxley
22 June 1887
Biologist
Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
20 April 1963
Biologist

Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
24 June 1915
Astronomer

Clive SinclairClive Sinclair
30 July 1940
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Computer

James LovelockJames Lovelock
26 July 1919
Biologist, Chemist, University teacher,
David BellamyDavid Bellamy
18 January 1933
Botanist
John PolkinghorneJohn Polkinghorne
16 October 1930
Physicist, Theoretical physicist

Helen WillettsHelen Willetts
10 February 1972
Meteorologist

Martin FowlerMartin Fowler
1963 AD
Software Developer

Charles StrossCharles Stross
18 October 1964
Writer
Edgar F. CoddEdgar F. Codd
19 August 1923
Computer scientist

Martin ReesMartin Rees
23 June 1942
Cosmologist

Sophie WilsonSophie Wilson
1957 AD
computer scientist

Desmond MorrisDesmond Morris
24 January 1928
Zoologist

Frank P. RamseyFrank P. Ramsey
22 February 1903
Mathematician, Philosopher, Economist
Elias CanettiElias Canetti
25 July 1905
Writer, Aphorist, Playwright, Chemist, Essayist

Andre GeimAndre Geim
21 October 1958
Physicist
Derek J. de Solla PriceDerek J. de Solla Price
22 January 1922
Historian

Richard BorcherdsRichard Borcherds
29 November 1959
Mathematician
Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist
C.P. SnowC.P. Snow
15 October 1905
Novelist