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
Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann
11 January 1906
The First Person to Synthesize LSD

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli
08 February 1700

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli
27 December 1654

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

Felix BlochFelix Bloch
23 October 1905

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

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

Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer
06 June 1933

Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog
23 July 1906

Werner ArberWerner Arber
03 June 1929
Microbiologist & Geneticist

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

Charles Édouard GuillaumeCharles Édouard Guillaume
15 February 1861
Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar

K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller
20 April 1927

Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller
16 October 1708
Paul KarrerPaul Karrer
21 April 1889

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

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
26 March 1516
Linguist, Zoologist, Mountaineer, Physician,
Marie-Louise von FranzMarie-Louise von Franz
04 January 1915
Psychologist, Scientist, Writer

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

Alexander AgassizAlexander Agassiz
17 December 1835
Erich GammaErich Gamma
13 March 1961
Computer scientist, Engineer

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

Jacques DubochetJacques Dubochet
08 June 1942

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
10 July 1866
Surgeon, Immunologist, Gynaecologist

Marcel GrossmannMarcel Grossmann
09 April 1878
Gaspard BauhinGaspard Bauhin
17 January 1560
Albert von KöllikerAlbert von Kölliker
06 July 1817

Gabriel CramerGabriel Cramer
31 July 1704
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher

Daniel VasellaDaniel Vasella
15 August 1953
Swiss medical doctor

Kurt WüthrichKurt Wüthrich
04 October 1938
Jean PiccardJean Piccard
28 January 1884
American-Swiss chemist

Claude NicollierClaude Nicollier
02 September 1944

Jakob SteinerJakob Steiner
18 March 1796

Paul ScherrerPaul Scherrer
03 February 1890

Richard WillstätterRichard Willstätter
13 August 1872
Willy BurgdorferWilly Burgdorfer
27 June 1925

Christian Friedrich SchönbeinChristian Friedrich Schönbein
18 October 1799
Auguste ForelAuguste Forel
01 September 1848

Armand BorelArmand Borel
21 May 1923
Swiss mathematician

Johann Jakob BalmerJohann Jakob Balmer
01 May 1825
Swiss mathematician
Jakob BernoulliJakob Bernoulli
01 January 1655

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

A. P. de CandolleA. P. de Candolle
04 February 1778
Swiss botanist

Joost BürgiJoost Bürgi
28 February 1552

Ignacy MościckiIgnacy Mościcki
01 December 1867
Polish chemist

Lavoslav RužičkaLavoslav Ružička
13 September 1887
Croatian-Swiss scientist