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
Computer Scientist

Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
26 March 1941
Evolutionary Biologist

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

Rosalind FranklinRosalind Franklin
25 July 1920
Chemist

Paul DiracPaul Dirac
08 August 1902
Physicist
Francis CrickFrancis Crick
08 June 1916
Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

Frederick SangerFrederick Sanger
13 August 1918
Biochemist

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter
Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin
12 May 1910
Biochemist

Maurice Hugh Frederick WilkinsMaurice Wilkins
15 December 1916
Biophysicist
Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist

Peter Brian Medwar Peter Medawar
28 February 1915
Biologist

Aaron KlugAaron Klug
11 August 1926
Chemist & Biophysicist
Andrew Fielding HuxleyAndrew Huxley
22 November 1917
Physiologist & Biophysicist

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
04 January 1940
Physicist
Max Ferdinand Perutz Max Perutz
19 May 1914
Molecular Biologist

Antony HewishAntony Hewish
11 May 1924
Radio Astronomer

Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts
06 September 1943
Biochemist, Molecular Biologist
Alan Lloyd HodgkinAlan Lloyd Hodgkin
05 February 1914
Biophysicist & Physiologist

Nevill Francis Mott Nevill Francis Mott
30 September 1905
Physicist
Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist

John KendrewJohn Kendrew
24 March 1917
Biochemist and Crystallographer

Salvador MoncadaSalvador Moncada
03 December 1944
Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor

Martin RyleMartin Ryle
27 September 1918
Astronomer
John CornforthJohn Cornforth
07 September 1917
Nobel Prize Winner Chemist
Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson
14 July 1921
Chemist

Cecil Frank Powell C. F. Powell
05 December 1903
Physicist

Derek Harold Richard BartonDerek Barton
08 September 1918
Chemist

John E. WalkerJohn E. Walker
07 January 1941
Chemist
Archer John Porter MartinArcher Martin
01 March 1910
Chemist

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

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877
Physician

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

Cyril DombCyril Domb
09 December 1920
Theoretical Physicist
Peter MitchellPeter Mitchell
22 September 1920
Biochemist

Sir James W. BlackSir James W. Black
14 June 1924
Pharmacologist
Sir Bernard KatzSir Bernard Katz
26 March 1911
Biophysicist

Sir John Robert VaneJohn R. Vane
29 March 1927
Pharmacologist

Rodney R. PorterRodney R. Porter
08 October 1917
Biochemist
Sir Harold W. KrotoSir Harold W. Kroto
07 October 1939
Chemist

John A PopleJohn A Pople
31 October 1925
Chemist
Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
23 March 1956
Biologist, Television presenter, Writer

Freeman DysonFreeman Dyson
15 December 1923
Mathematician, Theoretical physicist, Nuclear

Wade BarrettWade Barrett
10 August 1980
Professional wrestler, Marine biologist

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931
Mathematician, Physicist, Writer, Philosopher,

James LovelockJames Lovelock
26 July 1919
Biologist, Chemist, University teacher,
Geoffrey HintonGeoffrey Hinton
06 December 1947
Computer scientist

Andrew WilesAndrew Wiles
11 April 1953
Mathematician, University teacher

Ronald FisherRonald Fisher
17 February 1890
Mathematician, Geneticist, Statistician

Steve ShirleySteve Shirley
16 September 1933
Computer scientist, Feminist
Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
29 August 1959
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,

Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,
Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
1947 AD
lobbyist

Peter HiggsPeter Higgs
29 May 1929
Theoretical physicist, Physicist

Tony HoareTony Hoare
11 January 1934
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Writer,
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
24 June 1915
Screenwriter, Astronomer, Writer, Physicist,

Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
20 April 1963
Biologist
David BellamyDavid Bellamy
18 January 1933
Botanist

Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
15 July 1943
Astronomer, Astrophysicist

David DeutschDavid Deutsch
1953 AD
physicist, computer scientist, university teacher,
J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
05 November 1892
Biologist, Geneticist, University teacher

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Inventor,
Michael MoritzMichael Moritz
12 September 1954
Computer scientist

John Horton ConwayJohn Horton Conway
26 December 1937
Mathematician, University teacher, Computer

John LennoxJohn Lennox
07 November 1943
mathematician, philosopher of science, university

Martyn PoliakoffMartyn Poliakoff
16 December 1947
Chemist, University teacher
Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
09 February 1954
Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer
Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah
22 April 1929
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

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

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

Elias CanettiElias Canetti
25 July 1905
Writer, Aphorist, Playwright, Chemist, Essayist
Edgar F. CoddEdgar F. Codd
19 August 1923
Computer scientist, Mathematician, University

Andre GeimAndre Geim
21 October 1958
Physicist, Inventor, Professor, Scientist

Tommy FlowersTommy Flowers
22 December 1905
Technician, Engineer, Computer scientist

Sophie WilsonSophie Wilson
1957 AD
computer scientist

Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist, Illustrator, Painter, Postage stamp
Marcus du SautoyMarcus du Sautoy
26 August 1965
Mathematician, Academic, University teacher,

Frank P. RamseyFrank P. Ramsey
22 February 1903
Mathematician, Philosopher, Economist
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
06 February 1913
Academic, Anthropologist

Donald DaviesDonald Davies
07 June 1924
Computer scientist

Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski
18 January 1908
Mathematician, Poet, Non-fiction writer
Ruth LawrenceRuth Lawrence
02 August 1971
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

Stuart J. RussellStuart J. Russell
1962 AD
scientist, computer scientist, engineer,
John PolkinghorneJohn Polkinghorne
16 October 1930
Physicist, Theoretical physicist

Jeff MinterJeff Minter
22 April 1962
Programmer, Engineer, Computer scientist

Tim HuntTim Hunt
19 February 1943
Biochemist, Chemist

Steve GrandSteve Grand
12 February 1958
Computer scientist
Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers
20 November 1963
Mathematician, University teacher

David J. C. MacKayDavid J. C. MacKay
22 April 1967
Physicist, Computer scientist, Professor
I. J. GoodI. J. Good
09 December 1916
Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist,

Brenda MilnerBrenda Milner
15 July 1918
Neuroscientist, Psychologist, University teacher
Klaus RothKlaus Roth
29 October 1925
Mathematician, University teacher

Brian CoxBrian Cox
03 March 1968
Physicist, university teacher, musician
Simon DonaldsonSimon Donaldson
20 August 1957
Mathematician, University teacher