Did you know that the Dutch are at the top of the trade when it comes to inventions and discoveries? While some of you may agree, for those who wane off the fact here are some eye-opening facts for you. The modernized mercury thermometer that you use today for checking temperature was invented by a Dutch scientist, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. While making a chocolate cake/muffin, what is that one inevitable ingredient that you cannot do away with? Cocoa powder, isn’t it? Yet again a Dutch finding which laid the foundation for the modern day chocolate industry! The bulls and the bears of the stock exchange often determine our assets and liabilities. But did you where did it all begun? Yes, Amsterdam it is. The Dutch merchants are credited for founding the first official, fully-fledged stock exchange. Do you know Vic Hayes, the father of WiFi was a Dutch? The central banking system that has become an inseparable part of our lives was first conceptualized and brought into practice in Netherland. And for music lovers, the hardcore techno that is one of the significant subgenres of electronic dance music was initially designed in Netherlands. However, these are just a handful of the numerous inventions made by Dutch scientists. Check this section and find out in details about the life and works of famous Dutch scientists.
Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
31 January 1956
Programmer
Antonie van LeeuwenhoekAntonie van Leeuwenhoek
24 October 1632
Scientist

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens
14 April 1629
Mathematician

Hendrik LorentzHendrik Lorentz
18 July 1853
Physicist

Nikolaas TinbergenNikolaas Tinbergen
15 April 1907
Ornithologist

Heike Kamerlingh OnnesHeike Kamerlingh Onnes
21 September 1853
Physicist
Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike
16 July 1888
Physicist

Pieter ZeemanPieter Zeeman
25 May 1865
Discovered the 'Zeeman Effect'

Christiaan EijkmanChristiaan Eijkman
11 August 1858
Physician

Paul J. CrutzenPaul J. Crutzen
03 December 1933
Atmospheric Chemist
Martinus J. G. VeltmanMartinus J. G. Veltman
27 June 1931
Theoretical Physicist

Simon van der MeerSimon van der Meer
24 November 1925
Physicist
Willebrord SnellWillebrord Snell
13 June 1580
Astronomer & Mathematician

Johannes Diderik van der WaalsJohannes van der Waals
23 November 1837
Theoretical Physicist

Gerard ’t HooftGerard ’t Hooft
05 July 1946
Physicist
Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra
11 May 1930
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,

Simon StevinSimon Stevin
1548 AD
mathematician, engineer, military personnel
Hugo de VriesHugo de Vries
16 February 1848
Botanist, Biologist, Geneticist, University

Max EuweMax Euwe
20 May 1901
Chess player, Mathematician, Chess official,

Jan OortJan Oort
28 April 1900
Astronomer, Scientist, University teacher
Willebrord SnelliusWillebrord Snellius
13 June 1580
Astronomer

Jan IngenhouszJan Ingenhousz
08 December 1730
Botanist, Physician, Physicist
Tjalling KoopmansTjalling Koopmans
28 August 1910
Economist, Mathematician

Coenraad Jacob TemminckCoenraad Jacob Temminck
31 March 1778
Zoologist

Luitzen Egbertus Jan BrouwerLuitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer
27 February 1881
Mathematician

Gerard P. KuiperGerard P. Kuiper
07 December 1905
 
Heike Kamerlingh-OnnesHeike Kamerlingh-Onnes
21 September 1853