Top Ten Famous Scientists and Mathematicians Who May Have Been on the Autism Spectrum

The Top Ten

1 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

Love how you changed the whole meaning of my list admin. And if you can't tell that I'm being sarcastic, that scares me.
This was a list of Scientists and Mathematicians who are, or were, on the Autism Spectrum. People who had traits of autism and so could be considered gifted in their areas.
So now my list could have literally any scientist on here, and given how people will interpret this list, they will undoubtedly think I am mocking people for their conditions and will encourage others to do the same.
Stay classy admin, because I knew what I was doing when I made this list. - PositronWildhawk

Great list sorry that admin changed it but how do we know for sure that these people were autistic if they died before there was such a diagnosis?

It was only logical of admin to change it to "may have been ".
The origin of this thought, for the very people on this list came only from questions which led to these speculations and allegations.
...because they were a little different from others when it came to routines or their lifestyle, or because they were brilliant or anti social..but that doesn't mean they were on the autistic spectrum.
There are no proofs, no facts at all.
..Sharing 1 or 2 traits doesn't make them autistic ( if you go by that It'd mean almost everyone's autistic)
Not something one should base their assumption on.
A guy with stutter, or a girl who refuses to be friends with many or a man who's a little sensitive to light or to human touch - these are all normal human traits.
Assumptions are too baseless to make a list on, let alone giving a title " who are / were on autistic spectrum " when it's not proven in the first place. - Ananya

2 Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution.
3 Paul Dirac
4 Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system, X rays, Radio, Remote Control, Laser, and Electric motors. Tesla developed and used ...read more.

Nope, He wasn't autistic at all. - Ananya

5 Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.
6 Henry Cavendish
7 Alan Turing Alan Mathison Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.
8 Paul Erdős
9 Temple Grandin
10 Barbara McClintock

The Contenders

11 Archimedes Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.
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