Think of Austria and the first thing that strikes the mind is the spectacular natural landscape that engulfs pretty much the entire country. From the incredibly beautiful alpine to the narrow backstreet of Vienna, the enchanting castles and palaces to the bustling nightlife, Austria has something to offer for people of all age groups. But this is not all it when it comes to Austria. The country is as popular for its architectural and natural beauty as it is for its exceptionally gifted citizens. Yes, Austria has been home to some of the most talented individuals of the world who with their extraordinary accomplishments and achievements helped the country stand tall in the world forum. And while talking about the talented nationals of Austria, its scientists and inventors top the list. They have, through their pioneering work in their field of study, made valuable contribution for mankind. Be it Gregor Mendel, father of modern genetics, and his revolutionary work that became instrumental in establishing the field of modern genetics or Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, and his influential work in psychology, Austrians have made their worth count in all aspects of science. Not many know that Austria is home to more than eighteen Nobel Prize winners in Physics, Chemistry and Physiology alone. Check out interesting trivia about the life and works of Austrian scientists.
Gregor MendelGregor Mendel

22 July 1822

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger

12 August 1887

Lise MeitnerLise Meitner

07 November 1878

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann

20 February 1844

Wolfgang PauliWolfgang Pauli

25 April 1900

Konrad LorenzKonrad Lorenz

07 November 1903

Ernst MachErnst Mach

18 February 1838

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Albert Szent-Györgyi

16 September 1893

Christian DopplerChristian Doppler

29 November 1803

Karl von FrischKarl von Frisch

20 November 1886

Walter KohnWalter Kohn

09 March 1923

Róbert BárányRóbert Bárány

22 April 1876

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Karl HerzfeldKarl Herzfeld

24 February 1892

Edmund HusserlEdmund Husserl

08 April 1859

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth

25 June 1894

Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy

19 September 1901

Paul EhrenfestPaul Ehrenfest

18 January 1880

Viktor SchaubergerViktor Schauberger

30 June 1885

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Heinz von FoersterHeinz von Foerster

13 November 1911

Martin HairerMartin Hairer

14 November 1975

Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi

29 October 1923

Richard von MisesRichard von Mises

19 April 1883

Otto Robert FrischOtto Robert Frisch

01 October 1904

Anton ZeilingerAnton Zeilinger

20 May 1945

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Eduard SuessEduard Suess

20 August 1831

Richard Adolf ZsigmondyRichard Adolf Zsigmondy

01 April 1865

Fritz PreglFritz Pregl

03 September 1869

Johann PalisaJohann Palisa

06 December 1848