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Famous Scientists


  • Archimedes (ancient Greek mathematician, scientist and inventor)
  • Aristotle (ancient Greek philosopher and scientist)
  • Leo Baekeland (inventor of the first synthetic plastic called Bakelite)
  • John Logie Baird (inventor of the television)
  • Christiaan Barnard (first heart transplant surgeon)
  • Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone)
  • Daniel Bernoulli (mathematician and fluid movement physicist)
  • Clarence Birdseye (inventor of frozen food)
  • Lazlo and Georg Biro (inventors of the biro)
  • Aage Niels Bohr (studied atomic structure)
  • Tycho Brahe (astronomer who corrected much previous astronomical data)
  • Ferdinand Braun (inventor of the cathode ray tube)
  • Wallace Carothers (inventor of nylon)
  • Samuel Colt (inventor of repeating hand gun)
  • Nicolaus Copernicus (stated that the sun was the centre of our solar system)
  • Pierre and Marie Curie (discovered radioactive radium and plutonium)
  • Leonardo da Vinci (Florentine painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist)
  • Gottlieb Daimler (inventor of the petrol-powered motorcycle)
  • John Dalton (first stated that matter is composed of atoms)
  • Charles Darwin (Theory of Natural Selection)
  • Christian Doppler (discovered the Doppler Effect of the sound of moving objects)
  • Peter Durand (inventor of tinned food)
  • George Eastman (inventor of the Kodak camera)
  • Thomas Edison (American inventor of various devices)
  • Gustav Eiffel (designer of Eiffel Tower in Paris)
  • Albert Einstein (Theory of Relativity)
  • Gabriel Fahrenheit (inventor of the mercury thermometer)
  • Enrico Fermi (achieved the first controlled nuclear reaction)
  • Alexander Fleming (discovered penicillin)
  • Benjamin Franklin (American printer, philosopher and scientist who experimented with lightning conduction)
  • Galen (Ancient Roman physician)
  • Galileo Galilei (used a telescope to view the Moon, discovered pendulum laws)
  • Hans Geiger (inventor of the Geiger counter)
  • King Camp Gillette (inventor of the razor blade)
  • Lawrence Hargrave (Australian who experimented with box-kite style airplanes)
  • Gustav Hertz (studied effect of impact of electrons on atoms)
  • Lance Hill (Australian inventor of the Hills rotary clothesline)
  • Sir Robert Hooke (discovered cells)
  • Edwin Hubble (found new solar systems and galaxies)
  • Walter Hunt (inventor of the safety pin)
  • James Hutton (developed geology theory of uniformitarianism)
  • Edward Jenner (discovered the smallpox vaccine)
  • James Prescott Joule (studied electricity and thermodynamics)
  • Whitcombe Judson (inventor of the zip fastener)
  • Lord Kelvin (developed absolute temperature scale)
  • Johannes Kepler (discovered laws of planetary motion)
  • Edwin Land (inventor of the Polaroid camera)
  • Antoine Lavoisier (founder of modern chemistry)
  • Sir Charles Lyell (developed geology theory of uniformitarianism)
  • Guglielmo Marconi (inventor of the radio transmitter and receiver)
  • Gregor Mendel (founder of modern genetics)
  • Dmitri Mendeleev or Mendeleyev (Periodic Table of Elements)
  • Hippolyte Mege Mouries (inventor of margarine)
  • Sir Isaac Newton (studied gravity, light and optics, developed calculus)
  • Alfred Nobel (inventor of dynamite, founder of Nobel Prize)
  • Louis Pasteur (proved micro-organisms cause disease)
  • Max Planck (originator of the quantum theory)
  • Joseph Priestley (discovered oxygen)
  • Ptolemy (studied our solar system)
  • Wilhelm Rontgen (inventor of the X-ray machine)
  • Ernest Rutherford (atomic structure)
  • Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes (inventors of the LASER)
  • Igor Sikorsky (inventor of the modern helicopter)
  • Percy Spencer (inventor of the microwave oven)
  • Nikola Tesla (developed the first practical system to generate and transmit electricity)
  • Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (inventor of the microscope)
  • James Watson and Francis Crick (discovered DNA structure)
  • James Watt (modified the steam engine)
  • Alfred Wegener (Theory of Continental Drift)
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright (first manned flight in USA)