Think Thomas Alva Edison, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, and Sir Isaac Newton are the only superstars of science the world has ever produced? If yes, think again. Over the years, the world has produced a slew of curious men and women, who by virtue of their inquisitiveness and insatiable hunger for truth and knowledge has led the world to some trailblazing advancement that altered the way we think and operate today. Such an enlightened lot of people, whom the world reveres as scientists, have altered the course of human history with their groundbreaking inventions and discoveries. While nations like United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden rules the roost when it comes to producing the highest number of scientists, country like Australia with relatively small population hasn’t done too badly for itself, making a remarkable number of important inventions in the last 200 years. Not to forget, down south has given the world extraordinary scientists and inventors like Elizabeth Blackwell, Dorothy Hill, Graeme Clark, Frank Fenner and more. Read the biographies to learn all about the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of some of the most famous Australian scientists.
Terence TaoTerence Tao

17 July 1975

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall

30 September 1951

Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn

26 November 1948

Howard FloreyHoward Florey

24 September 1898

Douglas MawsonDouglas Mawson

05 May 1882

Mark OliphantMark Oliphant

08 October 1901

Ian FrazerIan Frazer

06 January 1953

Robin WarrenRobin Warren

11 June 1937

Frank Macfarlane BurnetFrank Macfarlane Burnet

03 September 1899

Gustav NossalGustav Nossal

04 June 1931

Frank FennerFrank Fenner

21 December 1914

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John CornforthJohn Cornforth

07 September 1917

David KarolyDavid Karoly

12 July 1955

Sir John Carew EcclesSir John Eccles

27 January 1903

Mary, Crown Princess of DenmarkMary, Crown Princess of Denmark

05 February 1972

Akshay VenkateshAkshay Venkatesh

21 November 1981

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Tim FlanneryTim Flannery

28 January 1956

Brian SchmidtBrian Schmidt

24 February 1967

Rodney BrooksRodney Brooks

30 December 1954

Ian PlimerIan Plimer

12 February 1946

Bill MollisonBill Mollison

04 May 1928

Raymond DartRaymond Dart

04 February 1893

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Andrew TridgellAndrew Tridgell

28 February 1967

William Lawrence BraggWilliam Lawrence Bragg

31 March 1890