Famous Scientists from Australia

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List of notable or famous scientists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Australia and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Australia is included when available.

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This historic scientists from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Australia?" These prominent scientists of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian scientists.

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    Adrianne Pope

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    • Profession: Scientist
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    Professor Aileen Joy Plant was a leading Australian infectious diseases epidemiologist. She was professor of international health at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Born in the Victorian country town of Warrigal, the fourth of eight children, her parents had a car dealership ...more

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    • Birthplace: Australia
    • Profession: Professor, Scientist
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    Alan Trounson, PhD, is a biologist and President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine California's $3 billion stem cell agency. He was previously Professor of Stem Cell Sciences and the Director of the Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories at Monash University, and retains the ...more

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    • Profession: Professor, Researcher, Scientist
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    Alex Fraser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Australia
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    Alex Fraser was a major innovator in the development of the computer modeling of population genetics and his work has stimulated many advances in genetic research over the past decades. His efforts in the 1950s and 1960s had a profound impact on the development of computational models of evolutionary ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1923-2002)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Computer scientist, Scientist
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    Allan Snyder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from Australia
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    Allan Whitenack Snyder is the director of the Centre for the Mind at the University of Sydney, Australia where he also holds the 150th Anniversary Chair of Science and the Mind. He is a co-founder of Emotiv Systems and winner of the International Australia Prize in 1997 and the Marconi Prize in 2001 for ...more

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    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Scientist
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    Amanda Sainsbury-Salis

    Amanda Sainsbury-Salis, PhD is an Australian medical researcher, educator and author. Her research interests are hypothalamic control of body weight, famine reaction, metabolism, body composition, anorexia, obesity, eating disorders. more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Australia
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Andrew Tompkins is the lead vocalist and bassist for the Australian doom metal band Paramaecium, which was considered to be the biggest Christian doom metal band. Andrew has a daughter named Enara. Tompkins has also written a book entitled "Within the Ancient Forest". The Paramaecium album of the same ...more

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    • Profession: Musician, Scientist, Singer
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    Arthur Henry Shakespeare Lucas

    Arthur Henry Shakespeare Lucas was an English-born schoolmaster and scientist who lived in Australia for over fifty years. more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1853-1936)
    • Profession: Scientist, Botanist
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