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

List includes Ernest Rutherford, Alan MacDiarmid and more.

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

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Alan MacDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from New Zealand
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Alan Graham MacDiarmid, ONZ was a New Zealand-born American chemist, and one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 80 (1927-2007)

Birthplace: Masterton, New Zealand

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August H. "Augie" Auer Jr was an atmospheric scientist and meteorologist in New Zealand. As a boy growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Auer was reportedly fascinated by weather. After a freak winter storm caused havoc in his home town, he decided to become a meteorologist. He studied meteorology at Colorado State University before getting a job at the University of Wyoming. Auer was a Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Wyoming for 22 years. A land use typing method to classify land as urban or rural, based on work he published in 1978, is used by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and by the Jamaican National Environment and Planning Agency. His most ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1940-2007)

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Brian Harold Mason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from New Zealand
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Brian Harold Mason was a New Zealand geochemist and mineralogist who was one of the pioneers in the study of meteorites. Mason played a leading part in understanding the nature of the solar system through his studies of meteorites and lunar rocks. He also examined and classified thousands of meteorites collected from Antarctica. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 92 (1917-2009)

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Port Chalmers, Oceania, New Zealand

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Charles Andrew Cotton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from New Zealand
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Sir Charles Andrew Cotton KBE was a New Zealand geologist and geomorphologist. Cotton attended highschool in Christchurch at Christchurch Boys' High School, where he lost the sight in his left eye because of a schoolmate's prank. In 1908 Cotton graduated from the University of Otago with an MSc, with first-class honours in geology. Cotton was then director of the Coromandel School of Mines from 1908 to 1909, and geology lecturer Victoria University College from 1909 to 1920, when he was appointed to the newly created chair of geology. He retired in 1953. Cotton was a leading New Zealand scientist, and became an international authority on geomorphology through the publication of his books and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 85 (1885-1970)

Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand

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