Scientist Authors

Cleveland Abbe
American Scientist
Cleveland Abbe was an American meteorologist and advocate of time zones. While director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Cincinnati, Ohio, he developed a system of telegraphic weather reports, daily weather maps, and weather forecasts. Wikipedia
Hal Abelson
American Scientist
Harold Abelson is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, a fellow of the IEEE, and is a founding director of both Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation. Wikipedia
Louis Agassiz
Swiss Scientist
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz was a Swiss paleontologist, glaciologist, geologist and a prominent innovator in the study of the Earth's natural history. He grew up in Switzerland and became a professor of natural history at University of Neuchâtel. Wikipedia
Peter Agre
American Scientist
Peter Agre is an American physician, professor, and molecular biologist who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of aquaporins. Aquaporins are water-channel proteins that move water molecules through the cell membrane. Wikipedia
Howard Aiken
American Scientist
Howard Hathaway Aiken was a pioneer in computing, being the original conceptual designer behind IBM's Harvard Mark I computer. Wikipedia
Hannes Alfven
Swedish Scientist
Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén was a Swedish electrical engineer, plasma physicist and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on magnetohydrodynamics . He described the class of MHD waves now known as Alfvén waves. Wikipedia
J Allard
American Scientist
J Allard was "Chief Experience Officer" and Chief Technology Officer for the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. Wikipedia
Ian Allison
Scientist
Ian Alistar Allison was a Canadian basketball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. His is the only Canadian basketball team to date to win a medal at the Olympics, a silver and also the last to win a team medal. Wikipedia
Eric Allman
American Scientist
Eric Paul Allman is an American computer programmer who developed sendmail and its precursor delivermail in the late 1970s and early 1980s at UC Berkeley. In 1998, Allman co-founded the company Sendmail, Inc. Wikipedia
Sidney Altman
Canadian Scientist
Sidney Altman is a Canadian American molecular biologist, who is the Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Chemistry at Yale University. In 1989 he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas R. Wikipedia
Carl D. Anderson
American Scientist
Carl David Anderson was an American physicist. He is best known for his discovery of the positron in 1932, an achievement for which he received the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics, and of the muon in 1936. Wikipedia
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
English Scientist
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD , was an English physician and feminist, the first Englishwoman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain, the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first dean of a British medical school,... Wikipedia
Philip Warren Anderson
American Scientist
Philip Warren Anderson is an American physicist and Nobel laureate. Wikipedia
Edward Appleton
English Scientist
Sir Edward Victor Appleton, GBE, KCB, FRS was an English physicist. Wikipedia
Mary Archer
British Scientist
Dame Mary Doreen Archer, Lady Archer of Weston-super-Mare, DBE is a British scientist specialising in solar power conversion. Wikipedia
Isaac Asimov
American Scientist
Isaac Asimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Wikipedia
Francis William Aston
British Scientist
Francis William Aston FRS was a British chemist and physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes, in a large number of non-radioactive elements, and for his enunciation of the... Wikipedia
John James Audubon
American Scientist
John James Audubon was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. Wikipedia
Robert H. Austin
Scientist
Edward Bach
English Scientist
Edward Bach was a British physician, homeopath, bacteriologist and spiritual writer, best known for developing a range of remedies called the Bach flower remedies, a form of alternative medicine inspired by classical homeopathic traditions. Wikipedia
John Backus
American Scientist
John Warner Backus was an American computer scientist. Wikipedia
Liberty Hyde Bailey
American Scientist
Liberty Hyde Bailey was an American horticulturist, botanist and cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Wikipedia
Robert T. Bakker
American Scientist
Robert Thomas Bakker is an American paleontologist who helped reshape modern theories about dinosaurs, particularly by adding support to the theory that some dinosaurs were endothermic . Wikipedia
Robert Ballard
American Scientist
Robert Duane Ballard is a former United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology: maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks. Wikipedia
David Baltimore
American Scientist
David Baltimore is an American biologist, university administrator, and Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine. He served as president of the California Institute of Technology from 1997 to 2006, and is currently the Robert A. Wikipedia
Benjamin Banneker
American Scientist
Benjamin Banneker was a free African-American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African-American woman and a former slave, Banneker had little formal education and was largely self-taught. Wikipedia
Robert Barany
Austrian Scientist
Róbert Bárány was an Austro-Hungarian otologist. For his work on the physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus of the ear he received the 1914 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Wikipedia
Julian Barbour
British Scientist
Julian Barbour is a British physicist with research interests in quantum gravity and the history of science. Wikipedia
John Bardeen
American Scientist
John Bardeen was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon N... Wikipedia
Christiaan Barnard
South African Scientist
Christiaan Neethling Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant. Wikipedia
Edward E. Barnard
American Scientist
Edward Emerson Barnard was an American astronomer. He was commonly known as E. E. Barnard, and was recognized as a gifted observational astronomer. He is best known for his discovery of Barnard's Star in 1916, which is named in his honor. Wikipedia
John D. Barrow
English Scientist
John David Barrow FRS is an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and mathematician. He is currently Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Wikipedia
Derek Harold Richard Barton
British Scientist
Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton FRS, FRSE was a British organic chemist and Nobel Prize laureate. Wikipedia
Marston Bates
American Scientist
Marston Bates was an American zoologist. Bates' studies on mosquitoes contributed to the understanding of the epidemiology of yellow fever in northern South America. Wikipedia
Gregory Bateson
British Scientist
Gregory Bateson was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many other fields. Wikipedia
Mary Catherine Bateson
American Scientist
Mary Catherine Bateson is an American writer and cultural anthropologist. Wikipedia
Michael Behe
American Scientist
Michael J. Behe is an American biochemist, author, and intelligent design advocate. Wikipedia
Brian Behlendorf
American Scientist
Brian Behlendorf is a technologist, computer programmer, and an important figure in the open-source software movement. Wikipedia
Ruth Benedict
American Scientist
Ruth Fulton Benedict was an American anthropologist and folklorist. Wikipedia
George Bentham
English Scientist
George Bentham CMG FRS was an English botanist, characterized by Duane Isely as "the premier systematic botanist of the nineteenth century". Wikipedia
Paul Berg
American Scientist
Paul Berg is an American biochemist and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980, along with Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger. Wikipedia
Hans Berger
German Scientist
Hans Berger is a German neurologist, best known as the inventor of electroencephalography in 1924, coining the name. and the discoverer of the alpha wave rhythm known as "Berger's wave". Wikipedia
John Desmond Bernal
Irish Scientist
John Desmond Bernal FRS was one of the United Kingdom's most well-known and controversial scientists. Known as "Sage" to friends, Bernal is considered a pioneer in X-ray crystallography in molecular biology. Wikipedia
Paul Bert
French Scientist
Paul Bert was a French zoologist, physiologist and politician. He is sometimes given the sobriquet "Father of Aviation Medicine". Wikipedia
Henry Bessemer
English Scientist
Sir Henry Bessemer was an English engineer, inventor, and businessman. Bessemer's name is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process for the manufacture of steel. Wikipedia
Hans Bethe
American Scientist
Hans Albrecht Bethe was a German and American nuclear physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics for his work on the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis. Wikipedia
Davidson Black
Canadian Scientist
Davidson Black, FRS was a Canadian paleoanthropologist, best known for his naming of Sinanthropus pekinensis . He was Chairman of the Geological Survey of China and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Wikipedia
James W. Black
Scottish Scientist
Sir James Whyte Black OM FRS FRSE FRCP was a Scottish doctor and pharmacologist. He spent his career both as researcher and as an academic at several universities. Wikipedia
Elizabeth Blackwell
American Scientist
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. Wikipedia
Felix Bloch
Swiss Scientist
Felix Bloch was a Swiss physicist, working mainly in the U.S. Wikipedia
Franz Boas
American Scientist
Franz Boas was a German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology who has been called the "Father of American Anthropology" and "the Father of Modern Anthropology". Wikipedia
Herman Boerhaave
Dutch Scientist
Herman Boerhaave was a Dutch botanist, humanist and physician of European fame. He is regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital. His main achievement was to demonstrate the relation of symptoms to lesions. Wikipedia
David Bohm
American Scientist
David Joseph Bohm FRS was an American theoretical physicist who contributed innovative and unorthodox ideas to quantum theory, philosophy of mind, and neuropsychology. Wikipedia
George Phillips Bond
American Scientist
George Phillips Bond was an American astronomer. He was the son of William Cranch Bond. Some sources give his year of birth as 1826. Wikipedia
Anita Borg
American Scientist
Anita Borg was an American computer scientist. She founded the Institute for Women and Technology and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. She was born Anita Borg Naffz in Chicago, Illinois. Wikipedia
Norman Borlaug
American Scientist
Norman Ernest Borlaug was an American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". Wikipedia
Thomas Bowdler
English Scientist
Thomas Bowdler was an English physician and philanthropist, best known for publishing The Family Shakspeare, an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare's work, edited by his sister Henrietta Maria Bowdler, intended to be more appropriate for 19th... Wikipedia
Paul D. Boyer
American Scientist
Paul Delos Boyer is an American biochemist, analytical chemist, and a professor of chemistry at University of California Los Angeles . Wikipedia
Tycho Brahe
Danish Scientist
Tycho Brahe  listen  , born Tyge Ottesen Brahe, was a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. He was born in Scania, then part of Denmark, now part of modern-day Sweden. Wikipedia
Wernher von Braun
German Scientist
Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun was a German rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and, subsequently, in the... Wikipedia
Sydney Brenner
British Scientist
Sydney Brenner, CH FRS is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate, shared with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston. Wikipedia
Jacob Bronowski
English Scientist
Jacob Bronowski was a Polish-Jewish British mathematician, biologist, historian of science, theatre author, poet and inventor. Wikipedia
Fred Brooks
American Scientist
Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr. Wikipedia
Thomas Browne
British Scientist
Sir Thomas Browne was an English author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including medicine, religion, science and the esoteric. Wikipedia
John Bulwer
English Scientist
John Bulwer was an English physician and early Baconian natural philosopher who wrote five works exploring the Body and human communication, particularly by gesture. Wikipedia
Vannevar Bush
American Scientist
Vannevar Bush was an American engineer, inventor and science administrator, whose most important contribution was as head of the U.S. Wikipedia
Robert Cailliau
Belgian Scientist
Robert Cailliau is a Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who, together with Tim Berners-Lee, developed the World Wide Web. Wikipedia
Mary Calderone
American Scientist
Mary Steichen Calderone was a physician and a public health advocate for sexual education. She served as president and co-founder of the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States from 1954 to 1982. Wikipedia
Melvin Calvin
American Scientist
Melvin Ellis Calvin was an American chemist most famed for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Wikipedia
John Cameron
Scientist
Mark L. Campbell
American Scientist
William Wallace Campbell
American Scientist
William Wallace Campbell was an American astronomer, and director of Lick Observatory from 1900 to 1930. He specialized in spectroscopy. Wikipedia
Annie Jump Cannon
American Scientist
Annie Jump Cannon was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. With Edward C. Wikipedia
Arthur Caplan
American Scientist
Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City. Wikipedia
Arvid Carlsson
Swedish Scientist
Arvid Carlsson is a Swedish scientist who is best known for his work with the neurotransmitter dopamine and its effects in Parkinson's disease. Wikipedia
John Carmack
American Scientist
John D. Carmack II is an American game programmer and the co-founder of id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Wikipedia
Alexis Carrel
French Scientist
Alexis Carrel was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques. He invented the first perfusion pump with Charles A. Wikipedia
Benjamin Carson
American Scientist
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. is an American neurosurgeon and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Wikipedia
Howard Carter
English Scientist
Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist known for discovering the tomb of 14th-century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun. Wikipedia
George Washington Carver
American Scientist
George Washington Carver , was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864. Wikipedia
Thomas R. Cech
American Scientist
Thomas Robert Cech is a chemist who shared the 1989 Nobel prize in chemistry with Sidney Altman, for their discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA. Wikipedia
Owen Chamberlain
American Scientist
Owen Chamberlain was an American physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics for his discovery, with collaborator Emilio Segrè, of antiprotons, a sub-atomic antiparticle. Wikipedia
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Indian Scientist
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS , was an Indian-American astrophysicist who, with William A. Fowler, won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for key discoveries that led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars. Wikipedia
Erwin Chargaff
Austrian Scientist
Erwin Chargaff was an Austrian biochemist who emigrated to the United States during the Nazi era and was a Professor of biochemistry at Columbia University medical school. Wikipedia
Steven Chu
American Scientist
Steven Chu is an American physicist who became the 12th United States Secretary of Energy in 2009. Wikipedia
Joe Clark
Canadian Scientist
Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark, PC CC AOE is a Canadian statesman, businessman, and university professor, and former journalist and politician. He served as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada, from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980. Wikipedia
Cyril Clarke
British Scientist
Sir Cyril Astley Clarke KBE, FRCP, FRCOG, FRC Path, FRS was a British physician, geneticist and lepidopterist. Wikipedia
Albert Claude
Belgian Scientist
Albert Claude was a Belgian biologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Christian de Duve and George Emil Palade. He studied engineering, and then medicine . Wikipedia
Bram Cohen
American Scientist
Bram Cohen is an American computer programmer, best known as the author of the peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol, as well as the first file sharing program to use the protocol, also known as BitTorrent. Wikipedia
Stanley Cohen
American Scientist
Barry Commoner
American Scientist
Barry Commoner was an American biologist, college professor, and politician. He was a leading ecologist and among the founders of the modern environmental movement. He ran for president of the United States in the 1980 U.S. Wikipedia
Arthur H. Compton
American Scientist
Arthur Holly Compton was an American physicist and Nobel laureate in physics for his discovery of the Compton effect. He served as Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis from 1945 to 1953. Wikipedia
Arthur Holly Compton
American Scientist
Arthur Holly Compton was an American physicist and Nobel laureate in physics for his discovery of the Compton effect. He served as Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis from 1945 to 1953. Wikipedia
James Bryant Conant
American Scientist
James Bryant Conant was an American chemist, a transformative President of Harvard University, and the first U.S. Ambassador to West Germany. Graduating from Harvard with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1916, Conant served in the U.S. Wikipedia
Nicolaus Copernicus
Polish Scientist
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center. Wikipedia
Piers Corbyn
English Scientist
Piers Richard Corbyn is the owner of the business Weather Action which makes weather forecasts up to a year in advance, and which he also used to bet on, before being barred for making too much profit. Wikipedia
Donald Cram
American Scientist
Donald James Cram was an American chemist who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jean-Marie Lehn and Charles J. Pedersen "for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity. Wikipedia
Uberto Crescenti
Italian Scientist
Francis Crick
English Scientist
Francis Harry Compton Crick, OM, FRS was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, and most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 together with James D. Watson. Wikipedia