List of Famous Researchers People

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.

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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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    Robert Conquest
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    George Robert Acworth Conquest CMG, OBE, FBA, FAAAS, FRSL, FBIS is an Anglo-American historian and poet notable for his influential works of Soviet history which include The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s. He is currently a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.more

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    • Age: age 98
    • Birthplace: Malvern, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Historian, Researcher, Writer
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    Naoko Yamazaki
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    Naoko Yamazaki is a former Japanese astronaut at JAXA, the second Japanese woman to qualify. The first was Chiaki Mukai.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Matsudo, Japan
    • Profession: Researcher, Astronaut, Engineer
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    Jan Hendrik Oort ForMemRS was a Dutch astronomer who made significant contributions to the understanding of the Milky Way and who was a pioneer in the field of radio astronomy. His New York Times obituary called him “one of the century's foremost explorers of the universe;” the European Space Agency ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1900-1992)
    • Birthplace: Franeker, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Astronomer
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    Florin-Teodor Tănăsescu, is a Romanian electrical engineer, professor at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. His father, Dumitru Tănăsescu, was a lawyer, being also known for his hobby of apiculturist. His mother Cecilia Tănăsescumore

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Bârlad, Romania
    • Profession: Professor, Researcher, Inventor, Electrical engineer
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    Ahmed Zewail
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    Ahmed Hassan Zewail is an Egyptian- American scientist, known as the "father of femtochemistry", he won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry and became the first Egyptian scientist to win a Nobel Prize in a scientific field. He is the Linus Pauling Chair Professor Chemistry, ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Damanhur, Egypt
    • Profession: Chemist, Professor, Researcher, Scientist
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    Andrew Michael Mattison was a medical psychologist and researcher. He performed influential research in both clinical and social aspects of sexology, as well as drug use. He spent the majority of his career as a professor, practicing psychotherapist, and research scientist at the University of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1948-2005)
    • Profession: Researcher, Psychologist
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    John M. Gottman
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    John Mordecai Gottman is a professor emeritus in psychology known for his work on marital stability and relationship analysis through scientific direct observations, many of which were published in peer-reviewed literature. The lessons derived from this work represent a partial basis for the ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Profession: Professor, Researcher, Psychologist, Author
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    Tom Davis
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    Sir Thomas "Tom" Robert Alexander Harries Davis, KBE was a Prime Minister of the Cook Islands and a medical researcher.more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1917-2007)
    • Birthplace: Rarotonga, Cook Islands
    • Profession: Politician, Researcher
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    Jael de Pardo is an American television actress born in Colombia. At the age of two, her family moved to New York. She began her modeling career at age four with the Ford Modeling Agency. Jael attended the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology where she majored in exhibit design and multimedia ...more

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    • Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Profession: Television producer, Researcher, Actor, Writer, Presenter
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    Chia-Tung Lee
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    Chia-Tung Lee is a researcher, writer, and university professor.more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: China, Shanghai, Eurasia
    • Profession: Professor, Researcher, Computer scientist, Writer, Engineer
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    Mario Capecchi
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    Mario Ramberg Capecchi is an Italian-born American molecular geneticist and a co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering a method to create mice in which a specific gene is turned off, known as knockout mice. He shared the prize with Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies. He ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Verona, Italy
    • Profession: Geneticist, Researcher, Scientist, Molecular Geneticist
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    Willis Harman was an American engineer, social scientist, academic, futurist, writer, and visionary. He is best remembered for his work with SRI International, for being president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California, and for his work in raising consciousness within the international ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1918-1997)
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Researcher, Electrical engineer, Engineer
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    Peter Charles Doherty AC is an Australian veterinary surgeon and researcher in the field of medicine. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1995, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with Rolf M. Zinkernagel in 1996 and was named Australian of the Year in 1997.more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
    • Profession: Veterinarian, Researcher, Scientist, Immunologist
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    Allen Newell
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    Allen Newell was a researcher in computer science and cognitive psychology at the RAND Corporation and at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, Tepper School of Business, and Department of Psychology. He contributed to the Information Processing Language and two of the earliest AI ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1927-1992)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Researcher, Computer scientist
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    Muntassir Mamoon

    Muntassir Mamoon is a Bangladeshi author, historian, scholar, translator and professor of University of Dhaka.more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Profession: Professor, Researcher, Author, Writer
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    Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr., or Mila Rechcigl, is a trained biochemist, nutritionist and cancer researcher, writer, editor, historian, bibliographer and genealogist. He was one of the founders and past President for many years of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences.more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Biochemist, Chemist, Historian, Researcher, Nutritionist, + more
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    Christine Lee is an English medical researcher. She is Emeritus Professor of Haemophilia in the University of London, and founding Editor of Haemophilia. She trained in medicine at the University of Oxford, where she was awarded First Class Honours and was the first female scholar of the University of ...more

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    • Profession: Editor, Biologist, Educator, Researcher
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    David A. Wagner is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a well-known researcher in cryptography and computer security. He is a member of the Election Assistance Commission's Technical Guidelines Development Committee, tasked with assisting the EAC in drafting the ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Profession: Professor, Researcher, Computer scientist, Cryptographer
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    Professor Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN is an Australian-American biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome. Blackburn co-discovered telomerase, the enzyme that ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
    • Profession: Biochemist, Biologist, Molecular Biologist, Professor, Researcher, + more
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    Javad Mojabi is an Iranian poet, writer, researcher, and literary and art critic.more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Qazvin, Iran
    • Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Novelist, Researcher, Writer
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