Best Scientists In History


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21 Werner Heisenberg Werner Heisenberg Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics.

Developed quantum physics and the Uncertainty Principle. It was so complex and revolutionary even Einstein couldn't accept it.
(P.S. He won the Nobel Prize at 31, making him the 2nd-youngest person to win it. )

22 Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe.

Before the invention of telescope he set the theory of the solar system

23 James Clerk Maxwell James Clerk Maxwell

Maxwell's work was precursor for Einsteins derivations.

24 Otto Hahn
25 Mahmoud Hessaby

He knew what is humanity and devoted all his life for it.

A Scientist and a country developer!

26 Aristotle Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.

Even though he was wrong in more or less all his notions he still was the man behind empiric thinking ��" the principle of all modern science where you test your ideas through practical experiments or create theories judged upon experiences.

Simply put, scientists as we define them wouldn't exist without Aristotle.

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27 Rosalind Franklin
28 Dmitri Mendeleev Dmitri Mendeleev
29 Richard Feynman Richard Feynman Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed the more.

A brilliant mind who pioneered quantum computing and nanotechnology.

30 Wolfgang Pauli Wolfgang Pauli Wolfgang Ernst Pauli was an Austrian-born Swiss and American theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics.
31 Wright Brothers

Orville wright and Wilbur invented the aeroplane

32 Alec Jeffreys
33 Ricardo Morales
34 Robert E Kahn
35 Alessandro Volta
36 Robert Koch Robert Koch Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch (11 December 1843 – 27 May 1910) was a celebrated German physician and pioneering microbiologist. As the founder of modern bacteriology, he is known for his role in identifying the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax and for giving experimental more.
37 Niels Bohr Niels Bohr Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research.

Deserves as much acknowledgement as Einstein and Rutherford. After all, he created the atomic model we still base our chemistry on to this date.


Without him, science would not be as it is.

The greatest: the world is stochastic not deterministic

38 Bill Nye Bill Nye William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer.

Easiest decision that I have ever made.

They call him "the science guy" for a reason!

39 Michio Kaku Michio Kaku
40 Erwin Schrodinger Erwin Schrodinger Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger, sometimes written as Erwin Schrodinger or Erwin Schroedinger, was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics: he formulated the wave equation more.


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