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

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931, British
Mathematician

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

Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
19 March 1982, Brazilian
Entrepreneur
Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958, American
Astrophysicist

Katherine JohnsonKatherine Johnson
26 August 1918, American
Mathematician

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

Shigeru MiyamotoShigeru Miyamoto
16 November 1952, Japanese
Video Game Designer, Artist
Juliane KoepckeJuliane Koepcke
10 October 1954, German, Peruvian
Lone Survivor of 1971 LANSA Plane Crash

Tom LehrerTom Lehrer
09 April 1928, American
American musician

Gabe NewellGabe Newell
03 November 1962, American
Entrepreneur

Grigori PerelmanGrigori Perelman
13 June 1966, Russian
Mathematician

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
16 March 1953, American
Software Programmer
Terence TaoTerence Tao
17 July 1975, Australian, American
Mathematician

Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
31 January 1956, Dutch
Programmer

Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
28 March 1928, Polish, American
Former Diplomat, Political Scientist

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
16 January 1932, Rwandan, American
Zoologist, Conservationist
Dennis RitchieDennis Ritchie
09 September 1941, American
Computer Scientist

James WatsonJames Watson
06 April 1928, American
Molecular Biologist
Donald KnuthDonald Knuth
10 January 1938, American
Computer Scientist

Kip ThorneKip Thorne
01 June 1940, American
Physicist

Ken ThompsonKen Thompson
04 February 1943, American
Computer Scientist
Jared DiamondJared Diamond
10 September 1937, American
Scientist & Author

M. S. SwaminathanM. S. Swaminathan
07 August 1925, Indian
Agricultural Scientist
Arthur D. LevinsonArthur D. Levinson
31 March 1950, American
Microbiologist

E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson
10 June 1929, American
Biologist

Robert BallardRobert Ballard
30 June 1942, American
Deep Sea Explorer
René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher

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Alan KayAlan Kay
17 May 1940, American
Computer Scientist
Steven WeinbergSteven Weinberg
03 May 1933, American
 

Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
09 February 1960, American
Astronaut, Biochemist

Manjul BhargavaManjul Bhargava
08 August 1974, American
Mathematician

Steven ChuSteven Chu
28 February 1948, American
Former United States Secretary of Energy
Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950, Chinese, Costa Rican, American
Former NASA Astronaut
Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann
15 September 1929, American
Physicist

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina
19 March 1943, Mexican
Chemist

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall
30 September 1951, Australian
Australian physician

James Harris SimonsJames Harris Simons
1938 AD, American
Mathematicians & Hedge Fund Manager
Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933, Chinese, British, American
Electrical Engineer

David BaltimoreDavid Baltimore
07 March 1938, American
Virologist

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD, Indian, British, American
Structural biologist

Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah
22 April 1929, British
Mathematician

Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn
26 November 1948, Australian, American
American-Australian researcher
Richard LeakeyRichard Leakey
19 December 1944, Kenyan
Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940, British
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter
Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician

Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951, American
Computer Network Engineer

Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
24 November 1926, Chinese, American
Physicist
Mylswamy AnnaduraiMylswamy Annadurai
02 July 1958, Indian
Scientist

Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
13 January 1927, South African
Biologist
Ada YonathAda Yonath
22 June 1939, Israeli
Scientist

Samuel Chao Chung TingSamuel C. C. Ting
07 January 1936, American
Physicist

Robert Woodrow WilsonRobert Woodrow Wilson
10 January 1936, American
Physicist

Arno Allan PenziasArno Allan Penzias
26 April 1933, American
Physicists

Roald HoffmannRoald Hoffmann
18 July 1937, American
Theoretical Chemist
Paul BergPaul Berg
30 June 1926, American
Biochemist

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

Leon M. LedermanLeon M. Lederman
15 July 1922, American
Physicist

Thomas Robert CechThomas Cech
08 December 1947, American
Chemist
Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman
24 January 1941, Israeli
 

Sheldon Lee GlashowSheldon Lee Glashow
05 December 1932, American
Physicist
Aaron KlugAaron Klug
11 August 1926, British
Chemist & Biophysicist

Ferid MuradFerid Murad
14 September 1936, American
Physician and Pharmacologist

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
04 January 1940, British
Physicist
Walter GilbertWalter Gilbert
21 March 1932, American
Biochemist, Physicist, Molecular Biologist

Yuan T. LeeYuan T. Lee
19 November 1936, American
Chemist
Susumu TonegawaSusumu Tonegawa
06 September 1939, Japanese
Immunologist, Molecular Biologist

Christiane Nüsslein-VolhardChristiane Nüsslein-Volhard
20 October 1942, German
Researcher

John Robert SchriefferJohn Robert Schrieffer
31 May 1931, American
Physicist
Ivar GiaeverIvar Giaever
05 April 1929, Norwegian, American
Physicist

Robert B. LaughlinRobert B. Laughlin
01 November 1950, American
Physicist
Salvador MoncadaSalvador Moncada
03 December 1944, Honduran, British
Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor

Jack SteinbergerJack Steinberger
25 May 1921, American
Physicist

Carlo Rubbia Carlo Rubbia
31 March 1934, Italian
Physicist

Paul J. CrutzenPaul J. Crutzen
03 December 1933, Dutch
Atmospheric Chemist
Leon N CooperLeon Cooper
28 February 1930, American
Physicist
Claude Cohen-TannoudjiClaude Cohen-Tannoudji
01 April 1933, French
Physicist

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924, Swedish
Neurophysiologist

Gerd Binnig Gerd Binnig
20 July 1947, German
Physicist

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
14 August 1933, Swiss
Chemist
Robin WarrenRobin Warren
11 June 1937, Australian
Australian pathologist

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

Richard AxelRichard Axel
02 July 1946, American
Researcher

Chen Ning YangChen Ning Yang
01 October 1922, Chinese, American
Physicist

Rudolph A. MarcusRudolph A. Marcus
21 July 1923, Canadian
Chemist
Philip Warren AndersonPhilip Warren Anderson
13 December 1923, American
Physicist

Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts
06 September 1943, British
Biochemist, Molecular Biologist
John PolanyiJohn Polanyi
23 January 1929, Canadian
Chemist

Antony HewishAntony Hewish
11 May 1924, British
Radio Astronomer
William Daniel PhillipsWilliam Daniel Phillips
05 November 1948, American
Physicist
Ian FrazerIan Frazer
06 January 1953, Australian
Australian scientist