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

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

Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958, American
Astrophysicist

Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
19 March 1982, Brazilian
Entrepreneur

Katherine JohnsonKatherine Johnson
26 August 1918, American
Mathematician
Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973, American, Russian
Computer scientist

Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
26 March 1941, British
Evolutionary Biologist

Juliane KoepckeJuliane Koepcke
10 October 1954, German, Peruvian
Lone Survivor of 1971 LANSA Plane Crash
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
16 March 1953, American
Software Programmer

Kary B. MullisKary B. Mullis
28 December 1944, American
Biochemist
Shigeru MiyamotoShigeru Miyamoto
16 November 1952, Japanese
Video Game Designer, Artist

Gabe NewellGabe Newell
03 November 1962, American
Entrepreneur

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
16 January 1932, Rwandan, American
Zoologist, Conservationist

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931, British
Mathematician

Terence TaoTerence Tao
17 July 1975, Australian, American
Mathematician
Grigori PerelmanGrigori Perelman
13 June 1966, Russian
Mathematician

James Harris SimonsJames Harris Simons
1938 AD, American
Mathematicians & Hedge Fund Manager

James WatsonJames Watson
06 April 1928, American
Molecular Biologist

Tom LehrerTom Lehrer
09 April 1928, American
American musician
Dennis RitchieDennis Ritchie
09 September 1941, American
Computer Scientist

Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
31 January 1956, Dutch
Programmer
Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
28 March 1928, Polish, American
Former Diplomat, Political Scientist

Donald KnuthDonald Knuth
10 January 1938, American
Computer Scientist

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

Robert BallardRobert Ballard
30 June 1942, American
Deep Sea Explorer
M. S. SwaminathanM. S. Swaminathan
07 August 1925, Indian
Agricultural Scientist

Kip ThorneKip Thorne
01 June 1940, American
Physicist

E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson
10 June 1929, American
Biologist
René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher

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Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
09 February 1960, American
Astronaut, Biochemist
Arthur D. LevinsonArthur D. Levinson
31 March 1950, American
Microbiologist

Steven ChuSteven Chu
28 February 1948, American
Former United States Secretary of Energy

Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann
15 September 1929, American
Physicist

Steven WeinbergSteven Weinberg
03 May 1933, American
 
Manjul BhargavaManjul Bhargava
08 August 1974, American
Mathematician
Alan KayAlan Kay
17 May 1940, American
Computer Scientist

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

Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah
22 April 1929, British
Mathematician

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall
30 September 1951, Australian
Australian physician
David BaltimoreDavid Baltimore
07 March 1938, American
Virologist

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

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

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

Richard LeakeyRichard Leakey
19 December 1944, Kenyan
Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist
Leon M. LedermanLeon M. Lederman
15 July 1922, American
Physicist

Gerard ’t HooftGerard ’t Hooft
05 July 1946, Dutch
Physicist
Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951, American
Computer Network Engineer

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933, Chinese, British, American
Electrical Engineer

Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950, Chinese, Costa Rican, American
Former NASA Astronaut
Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
24 November 1926, Chinese, American
Physicist

Mylswamy AnnaduraiMylswamy Annadurai
02 July 1958, Indian
Scientist
Arno Allan PenziasArno Allan Penzias
26 April 1933, American
Physicists

Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
13 January 1927, South African
Biologist

Ada YonathAda Yonath
22 June 1939, Israeli
Scientist

Sheldon Lee GlashowSheldon Lee Glashow
05 December 1932, American
Physicist

Mario J. MolinaMario J. Molina
19 March 1943, Mexican
Chemist
Elias James CoreyElias James Corey
12 July 1928, American
Organic Chemist

Ferid MuradFerid Murad
14 September 1936, American
Physician and Pharmacologist

Roald HoffmannRoald Hoffmann
18 July 1937, American
Theoretical Chemist

Paul BergPaul Berg
30 June 1926, American
Biochemist
Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman
24 January 1941, Israeli
 

Samuel Chao Chung TingSamuel C. C. Ting
07 January 1936, American
Physicist
Aaron KlugAaron Klug
11 August 1926, British
Chemist & Biophysicist

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
04 January 1940, British
Physicist

Philip Warren AndersonPhilip Warren Anderson
13 December 1923, American
Physicist
Louis J. IgnarroLouis J. Ignarro
31 May 1941, American
Pharmacologist

Paul J. CrutzenPaul J. Crutzen
03 December 1933, Dutch
Atmospheric Chemist
Robert Woodrow WilsonRobert Woodrow Wilson
10 January 1936, American
Physicist

Walter GilbertWalter Gilbert
21 March 1932, American
Biochemist, Physicist, Molecular Biologist

John Robert SchriefferJohn Robert Schrieffer
31 May 1931, American
Physicist
Zhores Ivanovich AlferovZhores Ivanovich Alferov
15 March 1930, Belarusian, Russian
Physicist

Ivar GiaeverIvar Giaever
05 April 1929, Norwegian, American
Physicist
Thomas Robert CechThomas Cech
08 December 1947, American
Chemist

Susumu TonegawaSusumu Tonegawa
06 September 1939, Japanese
Immunologist, Molecular Biologist

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

Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts
06 September 1943, British
Biochemist, Molecular Biologist
Jack SteinbergerJack Steinberger
25 May 1921, American
Physicist
Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician

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

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

Yuan T. LeeYuan T. Lee
19 November 1936, American
Chemist
John PolanyiJohn Polanyi
23 January 1929, Canadian
Chemist

Ian FrazerIan Frazer
06 January 1953, Australian
Australian scientist

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

Robert B. LaughlinRobert B. Laughlin
01 November 1950, American
Physicist

Leon N CooperLeon Cooper
28 February 1930, American
Physicist
Martinus J. G. VeltmanMartinus J. G. Veltman
27 June 1931, Dutch
Theoretical Physicist

William Daniel PhillipsWilliam Daniel Phillips
05 November 1948, American
Physicist
Gustav NossalGustav Nossal
04 June 1931, Australian
Immunologist

Robin WarrenRobin Warren
11 June 1937, Australian
Australian pathologist
Philip Allen SharpPhilip Allen Sharp
06 June 1944, American
Geneticist, Molecular Biologist
Nicolaas BloembergenNicolaas Bloembergen
11 March 1920, American
Physicist