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
Physicist

Lise MeitnerLise Meitner
07 November 1878
Physicist

Wolfgang PauliWolfgang Pauli
25 April 1900
Nobel Laureate in Physics

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844
Physicist

Konrad LorenzKonrad Lorenz
07 November 1903
Zoologist
Ernst MachErnst Mach
18 February 1838
Physicist

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Albert Szent-Györgyi
16 September 1893
Physiologist

Christian DopplerChristian Doppler
29 November 1803
Mathematician & Physicist

Karl von FrischKarl von Frisch
20 November 1886
Ethologist
Walter KohnWalter Kohn
09 March 1923
Physicist and Chemist

Róbert BárányRóbert Bárány
22 April 1876
Otologist
Karl HerzfeldKarl Herzfeld
24 February 1892
Physicist

Edmund HusserlEdmund Husserl
08 April 1859
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter
Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
19 September 1901
Biologist, University teacher

Viktor SchaubergerViktor Schauberger
30 June 1885
Forester, Inventor, Writer
Paul EhrenfestPaul Ehrenfest
18 January 1880
Physicist, Theoretical physicist, University

Otto Robert FrischOtto Robert Frisch
01 October 1904
Physicist, Nuclear scientist, University teacher

Heinz von FoersterHeinz von Foerster
13 November 1911
Scientist, Physicist, University teacher
Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi
29 October 1923
Chemist, Writer, University teacher, Science

Richard von MisesRichard von Mises
19 April 1883
Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher, Engineer,
Martin HairerMartin Hairer
14 November 1975
Mathematician

Anton ZeilingerAnton Zeilinger
20 May 1945
Physicist, Quantum physicist, Academic, University

Eduard SuessEduard Suess
20 August 1831
Paleontologist, Politician, University teacher,

Richard Adolf ZsigmondyRichard Adolf Zsigmondy
01 April 1865
Chemist
Fritz PreglFritz Pregl
03 September 1869
Austrian chemist
Johann PalisaJohann Palisa
06 December 1848
Austrian astronomer