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

Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann

11 January 1906

Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli

08 February 1700

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli

27 December 1654

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli

06 August 1667

Felix BlochFelix Bloch

23 October 1905

Alexandre Émile John YersinAlexandre Yersin

22 September 1863

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst

14 August 1933

Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller

12 January 1899

Alfred WernerAlfred Werner

12 December 1866

Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer

06 June 1933

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Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog

23 July 1906

Werner ArberWerner Arber

03 June 1929

Paul BernaysPaul Bernays

17 October 1888

Rolf M. Zinkernagel Rolf M. Zinkernagel

06 January 1944

Albrecht von HallerAlbrecht von Haller

16 October 1708

K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller

20 April 1927

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Paul KarrerPaul Karrer

21 April 1889

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat

24 May 1743

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein

10 July 1930

Auguste PiccardAuguste Piccard

28 January 1884

Niklaus WirthNiklaus Wirth

15 February 1934

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Fritz ZwickyFritz Zwicky

14 February 1898

Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher

13 August 1844

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner

26 March 1516

Johann Ludwig BurckhardtJohann Ludwig Burckhardt

24 November 1784

Marie-Louise von FranzMarie-Louise von Franz

04 January 1915

Alfred KleinerAlfred Kleiner

24 April 1849

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Erich GammaErich Gamma

13 March 1961

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff

10 July 1866

Marcel GrossmannMarcel Grossmann

09 April 1878

Gabriel CramerGabriel Cramer

31 July 1704

Nicolas Fatio de DuillierNicolas Fatio de Duillier

16 February 1664

Kurt WüthrichKurt Wüthrich

04 October 1938

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Claude NicollierClaude Nicollier

02 September 1944

Richard WillstätterRichard Willstätter

13 August 1872

Jean PiccardJean Piccard

28 January 1884

Johann Jakob BalmerJohann Jakob Balmer

01 May 1825

Armand BorelArmand Borel

21 May 1923

Tadeus ReichsteinTadeus Reichstein

20 July 1897

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A. P. de CandolleA. P. de Candolle

04 February 1778

Johann BalmerJohann Balmer

01 May 1825

Ignacy MościckiIgnacy Mościcki

01 December 1867

Lavoslav RužičkaLavoslav Ružička

13 September 1887