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.
Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
10 July 1856
Inventor, Father of Radio
Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger
12 August 1887
Physicist

Gregor MendelGregor Mendel
22 July 1822
 

Lise MeitnerLise Meitner
07 November 1878
Physicist

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844
Physicist

Wolfgang PauliWolfgang Pauli
25 April 1900
Nobel Laureate in Physics
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
Karl von FrischKarl von Frisch
20 November 1886
Ethologist

Christian DopplerChristian Doppler
29 November 1803
Mathematician & Physicist
Walter KohnWalter Kohn
09 March 1923
Physicist and Chemist

Róbert BárányRóbert Bárány
22 April 1876
Otologist

Karl HerzfeldKarl Herzfeld
24 February 1892
Physicist

Paul EhrenfestPaul Ehrenfest
18 January 1880
Physicist, Theoretical physicist, University

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter
Viktor SchaubergerViktor Schauberger
30 June 1885
Forester, Inventor, Writer

Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi
29 October 1923
Chemist, Writer, University teacher, Science

Hans SelyeHans Selye
26 January 1907
Endocrinologist

Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
19 September 1901
Biologist, University teacher
Richard von MisesRichard von Mises
19 April 1883
Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher, Engineer,

Oskar MorgensternOskar Morgenstern
24 January 1902
Economist
Heinz von FoersterHeinz von Foerster
13 November 1911
Scientist, Physicist, University teacher

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

Hans HassHans Hass
23 January 1919
Biologist
Emil ArtinEmil Artin
03 March 1898
Mathematician

Anton ZeilingerAnton Zeilinger
20 May 1945
Physicist, Quantum physicist, Academic, University
Martin KarplusMartin Karplus
15 March 1930
Chemist

Martin HairerMartin Hairer
14 November 1975
Mathematician

Victor WeisskopfVictor Weisskopf
19 September 1908
Physicist
Thomas GoldThomas Gold
22 May 1920
Professor

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Eduard SuessEduard Suess
20 August 1831
Paleontologist, Politician, University teacher,
Alexander ProkhorovAlexander Prokhorov
11 July 1916
Physicist

Hermann BondiHermann Bondi
01 November 1919
Mathematician

Walter MunkWalter Munk
19 October 1917
Oceanographer

Paul KammererPaul Kammerer
17 August 1880
Biologist
Georg Joachim RheticusGeorg Joachim Rheticus
16 February 1514
Mathematician
Richard Adolf ZsigmondyRichard Adolf Zsigmondy
01 April 1865
Chemist

Paul Alfred WeissPaul Alfred Weiss
21 March 1898
Biologist

Fritz PreglFritz Pregl
03 September 1869
Austrian chemist

Clemens von PirquetClemens von Pirquet
12 May 1874
Scientist
Gottlieb HaberlandtGottlieb Haberlandt
28 November 1854
Botanist

Erich von TschermakErich von Tschermak
15 November 1871
Agronomist

Georg von PeuerbachGeorg von Peuerbach
30 May 1423
Astronomer

Herman Francis MarkHerman Francis Mark
03 May 1895
Chemist

Wilhelm BlaschkeWilhelm Blaschke
13 September 1885
Mathematician
Johann PalisaJohann Palisa
06 December 1848
Austrian astronomer

Leopold AuenbruggerLeopold Auenbrugger
19 November 1722
Physician
Edwin Ernest SalpeterEdwin Ernest Salpeter
03 December 1924
Astrophysicist

Stephan EndlicherStephan Endlicher
24 June 1804
Botanist

Wilhelm von BielaWilhelm von Biela
19 March 1782
Military Officer
Alexander MeissnerAlexander Meissner
14 September 1883
Engineer

Friedrich PanethFriedrich Paneth
31 August 1887
Chemist
Claus Josef RiedelClaus Josef Riedel
19 February 1925
Glassmaker

Martin DeutschMartin Deutsch
29 January 1917
Professor

Beatrix Tugendhut GardnerBeatrix Tugendhut Gardner
13 July 1933
Zoologist

Cecil Edgar TilleyCecil Edgar Tilley
14 May 1894
Petrologist

Johann Georg HagenJohann Georg Hagen
06 March 1847
Priest
Friedrich Johann Karl BeckeFriedrich Johann Karl Becke
31 December 1855
Mineralogist

Karl TerzaghiKarl Terzaghi
02 October 1883
Mechanical engineer

Joseph LoschmidtJoseph Loschmidt
15 March 1821
Scientist

Ludwig von KöchelLudwig von Köchel
14 January 1800
Austrian musician
Joseph DieffenbachJoseph Dieffenbach
1796 AD
Gardener

Carl Auer, Freiherr von WelsbachCarl Auer, Freiherr von Welsbach
01 September 1858
Scientist