Find out more about the greatest 21st Century Scientists, including Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Larry Page, Richard Dawkins and Sergey Brin.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942, British
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden
21 June 1983, American
Computer Professional, Former CIA Employee

Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973, American
Co-founder of Google

Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
19 March 1982, Brazilian
Entrepreneur

Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973, Russian, American
Computer scientist

Katherine JohnsonKatherine Johnson
26 August 1918, American
Mathematician
Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958, American
Astrophysicist

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

Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
26 March 1941, British
Evolutionary Biologist

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
16 January 1932, Rwandan, American
Zoologist, Conservationist
Juliane KoepckeJuliane Koepcke
10 October 1954, German, Peruvian
Lone Survivor of 1971 LANSA Plane Crash

Shigeru MiyamotoShigeru Miyamoto
16 November 1952, Japanese
Video Game Designer, Artist
Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann
15 September 1929, American
Physicist

Jared DiamondJared Diamond
10 September 1937, American
Scientist & Author

Gabe NewellGabe Newell
03 November 1962, American
Entrepreneur
James Harris SimonsJames Harris Simons
1938 AD, American
Mathematicians & Hedge Fund Manager

Terence TaoTerence Tao
17 July 1975, Australian, American
Mathematician
James WatsonJames Watson
06 April 1928, American
Molecular Biologist

Tom LehrerTom Lehrer
09 April 1928, American
American musician

Grigori PerelmanGrigori Perelman
13 June 1966, Russian
Mathematician
Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
31 January 1956, Dutch
Programmer

Kip ThorneKip Thorne
01 June 1940, American
Physicist
Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
28 March 1928, Polish, American
Former Diplomat, Political Scientist

Robert BallardRobert Ballard
30 June 1942, American
Deep Sea Explorer

M. S. SwaminathanM. S. Swaminathan
07 August 1925, Indian
Agricultural Scientist

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD, Indian, British, American
Structural biologist
E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson
10 June 1929, American
Biologist
Steven ChuSteven Chu
28 February 1948, American
Former United States Secretary of Energy

Manjul BhargavaManjul Bhargava
08 August 1974, American
Mathematician

Alan KayAlan Kay
17 May 1940, American
Computer Scientist

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall
30 September 1951, Australian
Australian physician
Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
09 February 1960, American
Astronaut, Biochemist

Steven WeinbergSteven Weinberg
03 May 1933, American
 

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

Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn
26 November 1948, Australian, American
American-Australian researcher

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Richard LeakeyRichard Leakey
19 December 1944, Kenyan
Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist
David BaltimoreDavid Baltimore
07 March 1938, American
Virologist

Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950, Chinese, Costa Rican, American
Former NASA Astronaut
Ivar GiaeverIvar Giaever
05 April 1929, Norwegian, American
Physicist

Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
24 November 1926, Chinese, American
Physicist

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina
19 March 1943, Mexican
Chemist
Sheldon Lee GlashowSheldon Lee Glashow
05 December 1932, American
Physicist

Philip Warren AndersonPhilip Warren Anderson
13 December 1923, American
Physicist
Ada YonathAda Yonath
22 June 1939, Israeli
Scientist

Ferid MuradFerid Murad
14 September 1936, American
Physician and Pharmacologist

Elias James CoreyElias James Corey
12 July 1928, American
Organic Chemist

Roald HoffmannRoald Hoffmann
18 July 1937, American
Theoretical Chemist

Leon M. LedermanLeon M. Lederman
15 July 1922, American
Physicist
Arno Allan PenziasArno Allan Penzias
26 April 1933, American
Physicists

Aaron KlugAaron Klug
11 August 1926, British
Chemist & Biophysicist

Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman
24 January 1941, Israeli
 

Paul BergPaul Berg
30 June 1926, American
Biochemist
Robert Woodrow WilsonRobert Woodrow Wilson
10 January 1936, American
Physicist

Samuel Chao Chung TingSamuel C. C. Ting
07 January 1936, American
Physicist
Yuan T. LeeYuan T. Lee
19 November 1936, American
Chemist

Carlo Rubbia Carlo Rubbia
31 March 1934, Italian
Physicist

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
04 January 1940, British
Physicist
Susumu TonegawaSusumu Tonegawa
06 September 1939, Japanese
Immunologist, Molecular Biologist

Walter GilbertWalter Gilbert
21 March 1932, American
Biochemist, Physicist, Molecular Biologist
Christiane Nüsslein-VolhardChristiane Nüsslein-Volhard
20 October 1942, German
Researcher

Antony HewishAntony Hewish
11 May 1924, British
Radio Astronomer

Jack SteinbergerJack Steinberger
25 May 1921, American
Physicist
Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924, Swedish
Neurophysiologist
Robin WarrenRobin Warren
11 June 1937, Australian
Australian pathologist

Richard AxelRichard Axel
02 July 1946, American
Researcher

Stanley B. PrusinerStanley B. Prusiner
28 May 1942, American
Neurologist and Biochemist

Chen Ning YangChen Ning Yang
01 October 1922, American
Physicist
Ian FrazerIan Frazer
06 January 1953, Australian
Australian scientist
Manfred EigenManfred Eigen
09 May 1927, German
Biophysical Chemist

Claude Cohen-TannoudjiClaude Cohen-Tannoudji
01 April 1933, French
Physicist

Leon N CooperLeon Cooper
28 February 1930, American
Physicist

Rudolph A. MarcusRudolph A. Marcus
21 July 1923, Canadian
Chemist
Thomas Robert CechThomas Cech
08 December 1947, American
Chemist

Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts
06 September 1943, British
Biochemist, Molecular Biologist

Paul J. CrutzenPaul J. Crutzen
03 December 1933, Dutch
Atmospheric Chemist

William Daniel PhillipsWilliam Daniel Phillips
05 November 1948, American
Physicist

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
14 August 1933, Swiss
Chemist
Robert B. LaughlinRobert B. Laughlin
01 November 1950, American
Physicist

Gerd Binnig Gerd Binnig
20 July 1947, German
Physicist
Salvador MoncadaSalvador Moncada
03 December 1944, Honduran, British
Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor

Joseph L. GoldsteinJoseph L. Goldstein
18 April 1940, American
Molecular Geneticist

Sidney AltmanSidney Altman
07 May 1939, Canadian, American
Molecular Biologist
Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
29 March 1941, American
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Gustav NossalGustav Nossal
04 June 1931, Australian
Immunologist
John PolanyiJohn Polanyi
23 January 1929, Canadian
Chemist

Burton RichterBurton Richter
22 March 1931, American
Physicist

John Robert SchriefferJohn Robert Schrieffer
31 May 1931, American
Physicist

Nicolaas BloembergenNicolaas Bloembergen
11 March 1920, American
Physicist
Werner ArberWerner Arber
03 June 1929, Swiss
Microbiologist & Geneticist

Herbert KroemerHerbert Kroemer
25 August 1928, German
Physicist
Richard Edward Taylor Richard E. Taylor
02 November 1929, Canadian
Physicist

Jerome Isaac FriedmanJerome Isaac Friedman
28 March 1930, American
Physicist

Robert HuberRobert Huber
20 February 1937, German
Biochemist

Jean-Marie LehnJean-Marie Lehn
30 September 1939, French
Chemist
Hamilton Othanel SmithHamilton O. Smith
23 August 1931, American
Microbiologist