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

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

Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958, American
Astrophysicist

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

Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
19 March 1982, Brazilian
Entrepreneur
Katherine JohnsonKatherine Johnson
26 August 1918, American
Mathematician

Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
26 March 1941, British
Evolutionary Biologist

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

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

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

Gabe NewellGabe Newell
03 November 1962, American
Entrepreneur
James WatsonJames Watson
06 April 1928, American
Molecular Biologist

Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
31 January 1956, Dutch
Programmer
Tom LehrerTom Lehrer
09 April 1928, American
American musician

Jared DiamondJared Diamond
10 September 1937, American
Scientist & Author

Ken ThompsonKen Thompson
04 February 1943, American
Computer Scientist
Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
28 March 1928, Polish, American
Former Diplomat, Political Scientist

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD, Indian, British, American
Structural biologist
Kip ThorneKip Thorne
01 June 1940, American
Physicist

Robert BallardRobert Ballard
30 June 1942, American
Deep Sea Explorer

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

E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson
10 June 1929, American
Biologist
Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950, Chinese, Costa Rican, American
Former NASA Astronaut
Arthur D. LevinsonArthur D. Levinson
31 March 1950, American
Microbiologist

René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher

Alan KayAlan Kay
17 May 1940, American
Computer Scientist

Manjul BhargavaManjul Bhargava
08 August 1974, American
Mathematician
Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann
15 September 1929, American
Physicist

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

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

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall
30 September 1951, Australian
Australian physician

Steven WeinbergSteven Weinberg
03 May 1933, American
 
Peggy WhitsonPeggy Whitson
09 February 1960, American
Astronaut, Biochemist

James Harris SimonsJames Harris Simons
1938 AD, American
Mathematicians & Hedge Fund Manager
Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn
26 November 1948, Australian, American
American-Australian researcher

David BaltimoreDavid Baltimore
07 March 1938, American
Virologist

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940, British
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter
Richard LeakeyRichard Leakey
19 December 1944, Kenyan
Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist

Ivar GiaeverIvar Giaever
05 April 1929, Norwegian, American
Physicist
Leon M. LedermanLeon M. Lederman
15 July 1922, American
Physicist

Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951, American
Computer Network Engineer

John Robert SchriefferJohn Robert Schrieffer
31 May 1931, American
Physicist

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

Aaron KlugAaron Klug
11 August 1926, British
Chemist & Biophysicist
Philip Warren AndersonPhilip Warren Anderson
13 December 1923, American
Physicist

Roald HoffmannRoald Hoffmann
18 July 1937, American
Theoretical Chemist

Paul BergPaul Berg
30 June 1926, American
Biochemist

Ferid MuradFerid Murad
14 September 1936, American
Physician and Pharmacologist
Elias James CoreyElias James Corey
12 July 1928, American
Organic Chemist

Sheldon Lee GlashowSheldon Lee Glashow
05 December 1932, American
Physicist
Ada YonathAda Yonath
22 June 1939, Israeli
Scientist

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

Arno Allan PenziasArno Allan Penzias
26 April 1933, American
Physicists
Susumu TonegawaSusumu Tonegawa
06 September 1939, Japanese
Immunologist, Molecular Biologist

Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman
24 January 1941, Israeli
 
Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician

Jack SteinbergerJack Steinberger
25 May 1921, American
Physicist

Robert Woodrow WilsonRobert Woodrow Wilson
10 January 1936, American
Physicist
Carlo Rubbia Carlo Rubbia
31 March 1934, Italian
Physicist

Walter GilbertWalter Gilbert
21 March 1932, American
Biochemist, Physicist, Molecular Biologist
Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924, Swedish
Neurophysiologist

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

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

Thomas Robert CechThomas Cech
08 December 1947, American
Chemist
Joseph L. GoldsteinJoseph L. Goldstein
18 April 1940, American
Molecular Geneticist
Rudolph A. MarcusRudolph A. Marcus
21 July 1923, Canadian
Chemist

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

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
04 January 1940, British
Physicist

Richard AxelRichard Axel
02 July 1946, American
Researcher
Robin WarrenRobin Warren
11 June 1937, Australian
Australian pathologist

Yuan T. LeeYuan T. Lee
19 November 1936, American
Chemist

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

Burton RichterBurton Richter
22 March 1931, American
Physicist

Nicolaas BloembergenNicolaas Bloembergen
11 March 1920, American
Physicist
Leon N CooperLeon Cooper
28 February 1930, American
Physicist

Dudley Robert HerschbachDudley R. Herschbach
18 June 1932, American
Chemist
Chen Ning YangChen Ning Yang
01 October 1922, American
Physicist

Werner ArberWerner Arber
03 June 1929, Swiss
Microbiologist & Geneticist

Hamilton Othanel SmithHamilton O. Smith
23 August 1931, American
Microbiologist
Claude Cohen-TannoudjiClaude Cohen-Tannoudji
01 April 1933, French
Physicist

Robert B. LaughlinRobert B. Laughlin
01 November 1950, American
Physicist
Gerd Binnig Gerd Binnig
20 July 1947, German
Physicist

Roger GuilleminRoger Guillemin
11 January 1924, French
Physiologist

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

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
14 August 1933, Swiss
Chemist
Martinus J. G. VeltmanMartinus J. G. Veltman
27 June 1931, Dutch
Theoretical Physicist

Eric Francis WieschausEric F. Wieschaus
08 June 1947, American
Development Biologist
William Daniel PhillipsWilliam Daniel Phillips
05 November 1948, American
Physicist

Antony HewishAntony Hewish
11 May 1924, British
Radio Astronomer
Erwin NeherErwin Neher
20 March 1944, German
Biophysicist

John PolanyiJohn Polanyi
23 January 1929, Canadian
Chemist
John E. WalkerJohn E. Walker
07 January 1941, British
Chemist