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List of notable or famous Mormon scientists. These scholars and science professionals, working in a variety of disciplines and industries, are all members in good standing of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and are considered practicing Mormons. They include a number of important researchers, theorists and inventors from US history, such as Philo Farnsworth, inventor of the cathode ray televison, and Alvino Rey, investor of the pedal steel guitar. There have even been Mormon astronauts!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (sometimes known simply as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church) is the largest denomination in the "Latter Day Saint Movement" inspired by the message of Joseph Smith. The church currently claims 14.1 million adherents around the world, with 50,000 missionaries currently serving worldwide. The church models its teachings and organizations on Joseph Smith's original Church of Christ, founded in 1830.

Yukihiro Matsumoto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mormon Scientists
Yukihiro Matsumoto age 52 - A Japanese computer scientist and software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language

Henry Eyring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mormon Scientists
Henry Eyring Died at 80 (1901-1981) - Former professor of chemistry at Princeton University and the University of Utah

William Clayton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mormon Scientists
William Clayton Died at 65 (1814-1879) - Inventor of the "roadometer", an early version of the modern odometer

Val A. Browning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mormon Scientists
Val A. Browning Died at 99 (1895-1994) - Gun designer and son of John Moses Browning

Alvino Rey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mormon Scientists
Alvino Rey Died at 96 (1908-2004)

Orson Pratt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mormon Scientists
Orson Pratt Died at 70 (1811-1881) - Mathematician and astronomer. Aided in the invention of the "roadometer."

James E. Talmage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mormon Scientists
James E. Talmage Died at 71 (1862-1933) - Scholar, scientist, and elected to life membership in several learned societies

Jonathan Browning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mormon Scientists
Jonathan Browning age 58 - Gunsmith, inventor, and father of John Moses Browning

James LeVoy Sorenson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mormon Scientists
James LeVoy Sorenson Died at 87 (1921-2008) - Co-inventor of real-time computerized heart monitor and 40 other medical patents

Robert B. Ingebretsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mormon Scientists
Robert B. Ingebretsen Died at 55 (1948-2003) - Developer of the first practical digital audio recording system with Thomas Stockham; received an Academy award in 1999

John Moses Browning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mormon Scientists
John Moses Browning A notable gun designer. Many of his designs are still in production today

Philo T. Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mormon Scientists
Philo T. Farnsworth Inventor of the Cathode Ray television

H. Tracy Hall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mormon Scientists
H. Tracy Hall Invented synthetic diamonds

Don Leslie Lind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mormon Scientists
Don Leslie Lind Astronaut

David H. Bailey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mormon Scientists
David H. Bailey Co-author of a noted algorithm about pi