Imagine life without Swiss inventions – no Velcro, no white chocolate, no muesli, no computer mouse, no cellophane, no nucleic acid, no diclofenac and no Swiss army knife! Switzerland may be world famous for its heavenly locations and unspoiled pristine beauty, but it has more to offer to the world than just scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes. The land of milk and honey has been the address of some of the most renowned scientists, who have given the world important inventions. So, it wouldn’t be entirely wrong to phrase Switzerland as the land of beauty and brains as well! Physics, medicine, chemistry, biology, economics, mathematics - Swiss scientists have made their worth count in all fields. Who can forget Daniel Bernoulli’s contribution to mathematics, or Heinrich Rohrer’s work as physicist or Walter Rudolf Hess’s role in medicine, or even Richard R. Ernst’s involvement and input in Chemistry? But the list does not end here. There have been legendary Swiss scientists whose work has laid the foundation for development in respective fields. And for this, most of them have been felicitated with Nobel Prize as well. Check this section and discover some unknown facts about the life and works of Swiss scientists.
Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
15 April 1707
Mathematician, Physicist
Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
11 January 1906
The First Person to Synthesize LSD

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743
Physician

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli
08 February 1700
Mathematician

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli
27 December 1654
Mathematician

Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin
22 September 1863
Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis
Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
06 August 1667
Mathematician

Felix BlochFelix Bloch
23 October 1905
Physicist

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer
Alfred WernerAlfred Werner
12 December 1866
Chemist

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst
14 August 1933
Chemist
Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller
12 January 1899
Chemist

Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog
23 July 1906
Chemist

Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer
06 June 1933
Physicist

Werner ArberWerner Arber
03 June 1929
Microbiologist & Geneticist

Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel
06 January 1944
Immunologist
Paul BernaysPaul Bernays
17 October 1888
Mathematician

Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller
16 October 1708
Anatomist

K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller
20 April 1927
Physicist

Charles Édouard GuillaumeCharles Édouard Guillaume
15 February 1861
Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar
Paul KarrerPaul Karrer
21 April 1889
Chemist

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930
Physicist, Engineer
Niklaus WirthNiklaus Wirth
15 February 1934
Computer Scientist

Auguste PiccardAuguste Piccard
28 January 1884
Physicist, Explorer, Balloonist, Privatdozent,

Fritz ZwickyFritz Zwicky
14 February 1898
Astronomer, Physicist, University teacher
Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
13 August 1844
Biologist, Biochemist, University teacher

Ignacy MościckiIgnacy Mościcki
01 December 1867
Polish chemist
Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
26 March 1516
Physician

Johann Ludwig BurckhardtJohann Ludwig Burckhardt
24 November 1784
Explorer, Writer, Art historian, Archaeologist

Marcel GrossmannMarcel Grossmann
09 April 1878
Mathematician
Marie-Louise von FranzMarie-Louise von Franz
04 January 1915
Psychologist, Scientist, Writer

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Alfred KleinerAlfred Kleiner
24 April 1849
Physicist
Nicolas Fatio de DuillierNicolas Fatio de Duillier
16 February 1664
astronomer, mathematician

Erich GammaErich Gamma
13 March 1961
Computer scientist, Engineer

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
10 July 1866
Surgeon, Immunologist, Gynaecologist

Alexander AgassizAlexander Agassiz
17 December 1835
Scientist
Gabriel CramerGabriel Cramer
31 July 1704
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher
Jacques DubochetJacques Dubochet
08 June 1942
Biophysicist

Gaspard BauhinGaspard Bauhin
17 January 1560
Botanist

Claude NicollierClaude Nicollier
02 September 1944
Astronaut

Christian Friedrich SchönbeinChristian Friedrich Schönbein
18 October 1799
Chemist
Jean PiccardJean Piccard
28 January 1884
American-Swiss chemist

Daniel VasellaDaniel Vasella
15 August 1953
Swiss medical doctor

Horace Bénédict de SaussureHorace Bénédict de Saussure
17 February 1740
Geologist

Paul ScherrerPaul Scherrer
03 February 1890
Physicist

Jakob SteinerJakob Steiner
18 March 1796
Mathematician
Kurt WüthrichKurt Wüthrich
04 October 1938
chemist

Richard WillstätterRichard Willstätter
13 August 1872
Chemist
Albert von KöllikerAlbert von Kölliker
06 July 1817
Anatomist

Armand BorelArmand Borel
21 May 1923
Swiss mathematician

Jean SenebierJean Senebier
06 May 1742
Pastor
Willy BurgdorferWilly Burgdorfer
27 June 1925
Scientist

Germain Henri HessGermain Henri Hess
07 August 1802
Chemist
Johann Jakob BalmerJohann Jakob Balmer
01 May 1825
Swiss mathematician

Carl NägeliCarl Nägeli
27 March 1817
Botanist

Auguste ForelAuguste Forel
01 September 1848
Psychiatrist

Jean LindenmannJean Lindenmann
18 September 1924
Virologist

A. P. de CandolleA. P. de Candolle
04 February 1778
Swiss botanist
Alfred NewtonAlfred Newton
11 June 1829
Ornithologist

Ferdinand BerthoudFerdinand Berthoud
18 March 1727
Scientist

Arnold Henry GuyotArnold Henry Guyot
28 September 1807
Geologist

Jean-André DelucJean-André Deluc
08 February 1727
Geologist
Jakob BernoulliJakob Bernoulli
01 January 1655
Mathematician

Abraham TrembleyAbraham Trembley
03 September 1710
Naturalist
Jean Charles Galissard de MarignacJean Charles Galissard de Marignac
24 April 1817
Chemist

Albert HeimAlbert Heim
12 April 1849
Geologist

Tadeus ReichsteinTadeus Reichstein
20 July 1897
Chemist
Johann BalmerJohann Balmer
01 May 1825
 

Lavoslav RužičkaLavoslav Ružička
13 September 1887
Croatian-Swiss scientist
Rudolf WolfRudolf Wolf
07 July 1816
Astronomer

Nicolas-Théodore de SaussureNicolas-Théodore de Saussure
14 October 1767
Chemist

Robert EmdenRobert Emden
04 March 1862
Astrophysicist
Werner KuhnWerner Kuhn
06 February 1899
Professor

Amanz GresslyAmanz Gressly
17 July 1814
Geologist
Paul NiggliPaul Niggli
26 June 1888
Crystallographer

Alphonse Pyrame de CandolleAlphonse Pyrame de Candolle
28 October 1806
Botanist

Hans Conrad Escher von der LinthHans Conrad Escher von der Linth
24 August 1767
Scientist

Maurice LugeonMaurice Lugeon
10 July 1870
Geologist
John EcclesJohn Eccles
27 January 1903
Neurophysiologist
Albert Frey-WysslingAlbert Frey-Wyssling
08 November 1900
Botanist

Joost BürgiJoost Bürgi
28 February 1552
Mathematician