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TRENDING 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. Featuring historical researchers, celebrity researchers, and more, this list has it all. 

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. 
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Umberto Guidoni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Researchers
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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: 61

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Profession: Politician, Researcher, Astronaut

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Jacob Appelbaum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Researchers
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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: 32

Profession: Programmer, Researcher, Hacker

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Yi So-Yeon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Researchers
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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: 37

Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea

Profession: Researcher, Astronaut

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George M. Church is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Researchers
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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: 61

Birthplace: MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Geneticist, Chemist, Professor, Researcher

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Veljko Milković is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Researchers
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Age: 66

Birthplace: Subotica, Serbia

Profession: Researcher, Inventor

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Jim Gray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Researchers
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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 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Researchers
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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: 86

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Biologist, Professor, Researcher, Conservationist Scientist, + more

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Neal D. Barnard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Researchers
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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: 62

Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

Profession: Psychiatrist, Researcher, Author, Physician Writer

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