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
David BohmDavid Bohm
20 December 1917
Scientist

Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin
12 May 1910
Biochemist
Frederick SangerFrederick Sanger
13 August 1918
Biochemist

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

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

Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah
22 April 1929
Mathematician

Maurice Hugh Frederick WilkinsMaurice Wilkins
15 December 1916
Biophysicist
Peter Brian Medwar Peter Medawar
28 February 1915
Biologist

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer

Andrew Fielding HuxleyAndrew Huxley
22 November 1917
Physiologist & Biophysicist

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

Antony HewishAntony Hewish
11 May 1924
Radio Astronomer
Salvador MoncadaSalvador Moncada
03 December 1944
Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor

Max Ferdinand Perutz Max Perutz
19 May 1914
Molecular Biologist

Sir James W. BlackSir James W. Black
14 June 1924
Pharmacologist
Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts
06 September 1943
Biochemist, Molecular Biologist

Peter MitchellPeter Mitchell
22 September 1920
Biochemist
Sir Harold W. KrotoSir Harold W. Kroto
07 October 1939
Chemist

John CornforthJohn Cornforth
07 September 1917
Nobel Prize Winner Chemist

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist
Martin RyleMartin Ryle
27 September 1918
Astronomer

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Nevill Francis Mott Nevill Francis Mott
30 September 1905
Physicist
John A PopleJohn A Pople
31 October 1925
Chemist

John KendrewJohn Kendrew
24 March 1917
Biochemist and Crystallographer

Alan Lloyd HodgkinAlan Lloyd Hodgkin
05 February 1914
Biophysicist & Physiologist

Derek Harold Richard BartonDerek Barton
08 September 1918
Chemist
Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson
14 July 1921
Chemist
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

Archer John Porter MartinArcher Martin
01 March 1910
Chemist
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

Richard Laurence Millington Synge Richard Laurence Millington Synge
28 October 1914
Biochemist

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877
Physician
Cyril DombCyril Domb
09 December 1920
Theoretical Physicist

Anne McLarenAnne McLaren
26 April 1927
Geneticist
Brian CoxBrian Cox
03 March 1968
Physicist

Oliver SacksOliver Sacks
09 July 1933
Scientist, Neurologist, Educator, Psychiatrist

Piers CorbynPiers Corbyn
10 March 1947
Meteorologist
Wade BarrettWade Barrett
10 August 1980
Professional wrestler, Marine biologist

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
23 March 1956
Biologist, Television presenter, Writer
Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
15 July 1943
Astronomer, Astrophysicist

Freeman DysonFreeman Dyson
15 December 1923
Mathematician

Bob PaisleyBob Paisley
23 January 1919
Football player

John Horton ConwayJohn Horton Conway
26 December 1937
Mathematician

James LovelockJames Lovelock
26 July 1919
Biologist, Chemist, University teacher,
Boris BerezovskyBoris Berezovsky
23 January 1946
entrepreneur, mathematician, politician, economist

Andrew WilesAndrew Wiles
11 April 1953
Mathematician, University teacher

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

Bill OddieBill Oddie
07 July 1941
Writer
Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
29 August 1959
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,

Geoffrey HintonGeoffrey Hinton
06 December 1947
Computer scientist
Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
28 June 1942
Author

James Robertson JusticeJames Robertson Justice
15 June 1907
Actor

David KellyDavid Kelly
14 May 1944
Scientist
Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,

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

Marie CassidyMarie Cassidy
1951 AD
Pathologist

David BellamyDavid Bellamy
18 January 1933
Botanist
Tony HoareTony Hoare
11 January 1934
Computer scientist

Julian HuxleyJulian Huxley
22 June 1887
Biologist
John LennoxJohn Lennox
07 November 1943
mathematician, philosopher of science, university

Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
20 April 1963
Biologist

Michael MoritzMichael Moritz
12 September 1954
Computer scientist

Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers
20 November 1963
Mathematician, University teacher
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
24 June 1915
Astronomer
Martyn PoliakoffMartyn Poliakoff
16 December 1947
Chemist, University teacher

James GlaisherJames Glaisher
07 April 1809
Meteorologists

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

Martin FowlerMartin Fowler
1963 AD
Software Developer
Martin ReesMartin Rees
23 June 1942
Cosmologist

Charles StrossCharles Stross
18 October 1964
Writer

Sophie WilsonSophie Wilson
1957 AD
computer scientist

Desmond MorrisDesmond Morris
24 January 1928
Zoologist

Edgar F. CoddEdgar F. Codd
19 August 1923
Computer scientist
Andre GeimAndre Geim
21 October 1958
Physicist

Williamina FlemingWilliamina Fleming
15 May 1857
Astronomer
Tommy FlowersTommy Flowers
22 December 1905
Technician, Engineer, Computer scientist

Helen WillettsHelen Willetts
10 February 1972
Meteorologist
Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist
Elias CanettiElias Canetti
25 July 1905
Writer, Aphorist, Playwright, Chemist, Essayist