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

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
Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931
Mathematician

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

Frederick SangerFrederick Sanger
13 August 1918
Biochemist
Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer

Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin
12 May 1910
Biochemist
Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

Maurice Hugh Frederick WilkinsMaurice Wilkins
15 December 1916
Biophysicist

Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah
22 April 1929
Mathematician

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

Peter Brian Medwar Peter Medawar
28 February 1915
Biologist
Andrew Fielding HuxleyAndrew Huxley
22 November 1917
Physiologist & Biophysicist

Aaron KlugAaron Klug
11 August 1926
Chemist & Biophysicist

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
04 January 1940
Physicist
Salvador MoncadaSalvador Moncada
03 December 1944
Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor

Max Ferdinand Perutz Max Perutz
19 May 1914
Molecular Biologist
John CornforthJohn Cornforth
07 September 1917
Nobel Prize Winner Chemist

Antony HewishAntony Hewish
11 May 1924
Radio Astronomer

Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts
06 September 1943
Biochemist, Molecular Biologist
Nevill Francis Mott Nevill Francis Mott
30 September 1905
Physicist

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

John KendrewJohn Kendrew
24 March 1917
Biochemist and Crystallographer

Derek Harold Richard BartonDerek Barton
08 September 1918
Chemist
Alan Lloyd HodgkinAlan Lloyd Hodgkin
05 February 1914
Biophysicist & Physiologist

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Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson
14 July 1921
Chemist
John E. WalkerJohn E. Walker
07 January 1941
Chemist

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

Archer John Porter MartinArcher Martin
01 March 1910
Chemist

Richard Laurence Millington Synge Richard Laurence Millington Synge
28 October 1914
Biochemist
Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke
22 September 1907
Pioneering work on prevention of Rh disease, and
Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877
Physician

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 John Robert VaneJohn R. Vane
29 March 1927
Pharmacologist

Sir Bernard KatzSir Bernard Katz
26 March 1911
Biophysicist

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
Wade BarrettWade Barrett
10 August 1980
Professional wrestler, Marine biologist

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
23 March 1956
Biologist, Television presenter, Writer
Freeman DysonFreeman Dyson
15 December 1923
Mathematician, Theoretical physicist, Nuclear

John Horton ConwayJohn Horton Conway
26 December 1937
Mathematician

Williamina FlemingWilliamina Fleming
15 May 1857
Astronomer
Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
29 August 1959
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,

Rupert SheldrakeRupert Sheldrake
28 June 1942
Author
James LovelockJames Lovelock
26 July 1919
Biologist, Chemist, University teacher,

Bill OddieBill Oddie
07 July 1941
Writer

Piers CorbynPiers Corbyn
10 March 1947
Meteorologist

Geoffrey HintonGeoffrey Hinton
06 December 1947
Computer scientist

Andrew WilesAndrew Wiles
11 April 1953
Mathematician, University teacher
Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,

Peter HiggsPeter Higgs
29 May 1929
Physicist

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

Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
15 July 1943
Astronomer, Astrophysicist
John LennoxJohn Lennox
07 November 1943
mathematician, philosopher of science, university

Tony HoareTony Hoare
11 January 1934
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Writer,
J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
05 November 1892
Biologist, Geneticist, University teacher

Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
24 June 1915
Astronomer

David BellamyDavid Bellamy
18 January 1933
Botanist
Julian HuxleyJulian Huxley
22 June 1887
Biologist

Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
20 April 1963
Biologist
Michael MoritzMichael Moritz
12 September 1954
Computer scientist

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

David DeutschDavid Deutsch
18 May 1953
Physicist
Robert Watson-WattRobert Watson-Watt
13 April 1892
Developer

Martyn PoliakoffMartyn Poliakoff
16 December 1947
Chemist, University teacher
Tommy FlowersTommy Flowers
22 December 1905
Technician, Engineer, Computer scientist

Desmond MorrisDesmond Morris
24 January 1928
Zoologist

Elias CanettiElias Canetti
25 July 1905
Writer, Aphorist, Playwright, Chemist, Essayist

Charles StrossCharles Stross
18 October 1964
Writer
Edgar F. CoddEdgar F. Codd
19 August 1923
Computer scientist
Martin ReesMartin Rees
23 June 1942
Cosmologist

Donald DaviesDonald Davies
07 June 1924
Computer Scientist

Marcus du SautoyMarcus du Sautoy
26 August 1965
Mathematician, Academic, University teacher,

Sophie WilsonSophie Wilson
1957 AD
computer scientist
Andre GeimAndre Geim
21 October 1958
Physicist

Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
09 February 1954
Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer

Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski
18 January 1908
Mathematician, Poet, Non-fiction writer

Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909
Ornithologist

Jeff MinterJeff Minter
22 April 1962
Programmer, Engineer, Computer scientist
John PolkinghorneJohn Polkinghorne
16 October 1930
Physicist, Theoretical physicist

Stuart J. RussellStuart J. Russell
1962 AD
scientist, computer scientist, engineer,
Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
06 February 1913
Paleoanthropologist

Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers
20 November 1963
Mathematician, University teacher
Peter HiltonPeter Hilton
07 April 1923
mathematician, topologist, university teacher
John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
06 February 1920
Mathematician