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List of Famous Researchers

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List of famous researchers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top researchers in the world? This includes the most prominent researchers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable researchers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic researchers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned researchers.

This list features Robert Jarvik, Veljko Milković and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known researchers to the lesser known researchers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the researcher field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous researchers ever?" and "What are the names of famous researchers?" then you're in the right place. (763 items)

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    Alfred Kinsey
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    Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is best known for writing Sexual Behavior in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1894-1956)
    • Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Biologist, Professor, Researcher, Psychologist, Scientist
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    Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by anthropologist Louis Leakey. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1932-1985)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Anthropologist, Researcher, Scientist, Zoologist
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    Tim Berners-Lee
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    Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS, also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more
    • Profession: Professor, Researcher, Inventor, Computer scientist, Scientist
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    Jane Goodall
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    Dame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE is an English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, ...more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Anthropologist, Researcher, Primatologist, Ethologist
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    Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization ...more

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1912-2006)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Researcher, Scientist, Essayist, Economist, Writer, + more
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    Charles R. Drew
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    Charles Richard Drew was an American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1904-1950)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Researcher, Physician, Surgeon
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    Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. is an American scientist, researcher and entrepreneur known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart.more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Midland, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Researcher, Inventor, Scientist
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    Yukihiro Matsumoto
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    Yukihiro Matsumoto (松本行弘, Matsumoto Yukihiro, a.k.a. Matz, born 14 April 1965) is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language. He was born in Osaka Prefecture, in westernHonshū. According to an interview ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
    • Profession: Programmer, Researcher, Computer scientist, Author
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    Umberto Guidoni
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    Umberto Guidoni is an Italian astrophysicist, science writer and a former ESA astronaut. He is a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions. He was also a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Politician, Researcher, Astronaut
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    Jacob Appelbaum
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    Appelbaum is a Staff Research Scientist in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on computer security and privacy with a specific focus in anonymity, censorship resistance, and network filtering.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Profession: Programmer, Researcher, Hacker
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    Yi So-Yeon
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    Yi So-yeon is a scientist who became the first Korean to fly in space.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
    • Profession: Researcher, Astronaut
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    George M. Church
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    George Church is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Computational Genetics. With degrees from Duke University in chemistry and zoology, he co-authored research on 3D-software and RNA structure with Sung-Hou Kim. His Ph.D. from Harvard in biochemistry and ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Geneticist, Chemist, Professor, Researcher
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    Veljko Milković
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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Subotica, Serbia
    • Profession: Researcher, Inventor
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    James Nicholas "Jim" Gray was an American computer scientist who received the Turing Award in 1998 "for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation."more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1944-2012)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Researcher, Computer scientist, Engineer
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    E. O. Wilson
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    Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson FMLS is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading expert. Wilson is known for his scientific career, his role as "the father of ...more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Biologist, Professor, Researcher, Conservationist, Scientist, + more
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    Neal D. Barnard
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    Neal D. Barnard is an American doctor, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an international network of doctors, scientists, and laypeople who promote preventive medicine, conduct clinical research, and promote higher standards in ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Researcher, Author, Physician, Writer
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    Virgil Griffith
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    Virgil Griffith, also known as Romanpoet, is an American software application writer, known for his creation of WikiScanner and the lawsuits filed against him by Blackboard Inc. in 2003. He has published papers on artificial life and integrated information theory In developing WikiScanner Griffith ...more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Researcher, Hacker
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    Jonathan Anthony Solis Lapus is a Filipino actor, host and comedian.more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Profession: Comedian, Researcher, Actor, Presenter
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    Mayim Hoya Bialik is an American actress and neuroscientist. From early January 1991 to May 1995, she played the title character of NBC's Blossom. Since May 2010, she has played Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS's The Big Bang Theory, a role for which she has been nominated three times for the Primetime Emmy ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego
    • Profession: Researcher, Author, Actor, Voice acting
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    Jan Tinbergen was a Dutch economist. He was awarded the first Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1969, which he shared with Ragnar Frisch for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes. Tinbergen was a founding trustee of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1903-1994)
    • Birthplace: Netherlands, South Holland, The Hague, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Economist
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