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List of notable or famous scientists from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Ireland and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish 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 Ireland is included when available.

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Colm Ó hEocha

Colm Ó hEocha was an Irish scientist and educationalist, who served as president of University College Galway and Chairman of the New Ireland Forum. Ó hEocha was born in Dungarvan, County Waterford, in 1926. His father, Séamus Ó hEocha, known as An Fear Mór, was headmaster of the Irish-language college at An Rinn, and had become famous as a roving teacher of Irish for the Gaelic League. Ó hEocha enrolled at University College Galway in 1945, and obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry under the direction of Professor Thomas Dillon. He was subsequently awarded a scholarship which enabled him to continue his studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he obtained his Ph.D. He ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1926-1997)

Derek Ernest Gilmor Briggs is an Irish palaeontologist and taphonomist based at Yale University. Briggs is one of three palaeontologists, along with Harry Blackmore Whittington and Simon Conway Morris, who were key in the reinterpretation of the fossils of the Burgess Shale. He is the Yale University G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Geology and Geophysics; Director, Peabody Museum of Natural History; and Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Republic of Ireland

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Ellen Hutchins

Ellen Hutchins was an early Irish botanist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 30 (1785-1815)

Birthplace: County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Frederick G. Donnan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Ireland
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Frederick George Donnan CBE FRS was an Irish physical chemist who is known for his work on membrane equilibria, and commemorated in the Donnan equilibrium describing ionic transport in cells. He spent most of his career at University College London. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1870-1956)

Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

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