Science has been a driving force behind the evolution of the modern world. The hard work and dedication of scientists have led to the evolution of sophisticated automobiles and better medical facilities. Scientists belonging to countries like Britain have made immense contributions in the fields of physics and biology. Charles Darwin is one such genius belonging to the nation who proposed the famous theory which tried to explore the reasons behind the birth and evolution of living organisms. British physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton revolutionized the field of science through his incredible discoveries such as the ‘Newton’s Laws of Motion’ and others. Compiling a list of British scientists and their contributions towards science would seem to be never ending. J.J Thompson, Michael Faraday, Malcolm Brenner and Ralph Benjamin are a few other prominent scientists produced by the country. Some of the discoveries and inventions of these scientists have even inspired many people to embrace science as a career. Many British scientists have been honored on quite a few occasions for their splendid work. We present to you a collection of biographies of popular scientists belonging to Britain. Discover their life stories, and interesting trivia & facts related to their lives in this section.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
17 January 1706
Founding Father of the United States

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
12 February 1809

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
10 December 1815
Countess of Lovelace
Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872

Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
26 March 1941
Evolutionary Biologist

Tim Berners-LeeTim Berners-Lee
08 June 1955
Inventor of the World Wide Web
Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Author, Mathematician and Photographer

Michael FaradayMichael Faraday
22 September 1791
Physicist & Chemist
Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
06 August 1881
Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage
26 December 1791
Father of the computer

Rosalind FranklinRosalind Franklin
25 July 1920

Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford
30 August 1871
Physicist, Chemist

Robert HookeRobert Hooke
28 July 1635
Paul DiracPaul Dirac
08 August 1902

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose
08 August 1931

John DaltonJohn Dalton
06 September 1766

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
18 December 1856
Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
George BooleGeorge Boole
02 November 1815
Mathematician, Philosopher and Logician

William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738
Astronomer, Composer
John DeeJohn Dee
13 July 1527
Mathematician, Philosopher

Francis CrickFrancis Crick
08 June 1916
Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA

G. H. HardyG. H. Hardy
07 February 1877
Joseph ListerJoseph Lister
05 April 1827
Surgeon and Scientist

Humphry DavyHumphry Davy
17 December 1778
Inventor of Davy Lamp
John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
13 August 1888

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace
08 January 1823
Naturalist, Explorer, Geographer, Anthropologist

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
25 January 1627
Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law
Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley
24 March 1733
Discoverer of Oxygen

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Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead
15 February 1861
Mathematician, Philosopher
James ChadwickJames Chadwick
20 October 1891
Discoverer of Neutron

Thomas Henry HuxleyThomas Henry Huxley
04 May 1825

Stamford RafflesStamford Raffles
06 July 1781
Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
08 November 1656
Chaim WeizmannChaim Weizmann
27 November 1874
Former President of Israel
Henry CavendishHenry Cavendish
10 October 1731

Frederick SangerFrederick Sanger
13 August 1918

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
28 December 1882

Joseph BanksJoseph Banks
24 February 1743
Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley
23 November 1887

Ronald RossRonald Ross
13 May 1857
Medical doctor

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists

Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin
12 May 1910

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer
James Prescott JouleJames Prescott Joule
24 December 1818

Charles LyellCharles Lyell
14 November 1797
Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

John TyndallJohn Tyndall
02 August 1820

Henry Fox TalbotHenry Fox Talbot
11 February 1800
Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah
22 April 1929

Maurice Hugh Frederick WilkinsMaurice Wilkins
15 December 1916
Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter

John VennJohn Venn
04 August 1834

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone
06 February 1802

Peter Brian Medwar Peter Medawar
28 February 1915

William RamsayWilliam Ramsay
02 October 1852
Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet
13 August 1819

William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg
02 July 1862
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Andrew Fielding HuxleyAndrew Huxley
22 November 1917
Physiologist & Biophysicist

Arthur CayleyArthur Cayley
16 August 1821
George Paget ThomsonGeorge Paget Thomson
03 May 1892

Aaron KlugAaron Klug
11 August 1926
Chemist & Biophysicist
John CockcroftJohn Cockcroft
27 May 1897

Charles Scott SherringtonCharles Scott Sherrington
27 November 1857

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist
Frederick SoddyFrederick Soddy
02 September 1877

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson
04 January 1940
Salvador MoncadaSalvador Moncada
03 December 1944
Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor

Max Ferdinand Perutz Max Perutz
19 May 1914
Molecular Biologist

Patrick BlackettPatrick Blackett
18 November 1897
Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877
Chemist & Physicist

Lor RayleighLord Rayleigh
12 November 1842
Discoverer of Argon
Henry Hallett DaleHenry Hallett Dale
09 June 1875
Physiologist & Pharmacologist

Antony HewishAntony Hewish
11 May 1924
Radio Astronomer

Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts
06 September 1943
Biochemist, Molecular Biologist

John CornforthJohn Cornforth
07 September 1917
Nobel Prize Winner Chemist
Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson
14 February 1869
Edward Victor AppletonEdward Victor Appleton
06 September 1892

Robert BrownRobert Brown
21 December 1773

Frederick Gowland HopkinsFrederick Gowland Hopkins
20 June 1861
English biochemist

Nevill Francis Mott Nevill Francis Mott
30 September 1905
Archibald HillArchibald Hill
26 September 1886

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
26 April 1879

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924

Martin RyleMartin Ryle
27 September 1918

John KendrewJohn Kendrew
24 March 1917
Biochemist and Crystallographer
Henry FauldsHenry Faulds
01 June 1843

Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne
14 February 1896
Derek Harold Richard BartonDerek Barton
08 September 1918

Norman HaworthNorman Haworth
19 March 1883
William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins
02 February 1793
Mathematician, Geologist
Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson
14 July 1921