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
Gregor MendelGregor Mendel
22 July 1822
 

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger
12 August 1887
Physicist

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844
Physicist

Lise MeitnerLise Meitner
07 November 1878
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

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

Paul EhrenfestPaul Ehrenfest
18 January 1880
Physicist, Theoretical physicist, University
Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter

Hans SelyeHans Selye
26 January 1907
Endocrinologist

Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
19 September 1901
Biologist, University teacher

Viktor SchaubergerViktor Schauberger
30 June 1885
Forester, Inventor, Writer
Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi
29 October 1923
Chemist, Writer, University teacher, Science

Anton ZeilingerAnton Zeilinger
20 May 1945
Physicist, Quantum physicist, Academic, University
Oskar MorgensternOskar Morgenstern
24 January 1902
Economist

Heinz von FoersterHeinz von Foerster
13 November 1911
Scientist, Physicist, University teacher

Walter MunkWalter Munk
19 October 1917
Oceanographer
Victor WeisskopfVictor Weisskopf
19 September 1908
Physicist

Martin HairerMartin Hairer
14 November 1975
Mathematician
Martin KarplusMartin Karplus
15 March 1930
Chemist

Thomas GoldThomas Gold
22 May 1920
Professor

Richard von MisesRichard von Mises
19 April 1883
Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher, Engineer,
Emil ArtinEmil Artin
03 March 1898
Mathematician

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Otto Robert FrischOtto Robert Frisch
01 October 1904
Physicist, Nuclear scientist, University teacher
Eduard SuessEduard Suess
20 August 1831
Paleontologist, Politician, University teacher,

Gottlieb HaberlandtGottlieb Haberlandt
28 November 1854
Botanist

Georg Joachim RheticusGeorg Joachim Rheticus
16 February 1514
Mathematician

Paul KammererPaul Kammerer
17 August 1880
Biologist
Paul Alfred WeissPaul Alfred Weiss
21 March 1898
Biologist
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

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

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