Mormon Scientists

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.
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  • A Japanese computer scientist and software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language
  • Henry Eyring
    Dec. at 80 (1901-1981)
    Former professor of chemistry at Princeton University and the University of Utah
  • William Clayton
    Dec. at 65 (1814-1879)
    Inventor of the "roadometer", an early version of the modern odometer
  • Val A. Browning
    Dec. at 98 (1895-1994)
    Gun designer and son of John Moses Browning
  • Alvino Rey
    Dec. at 95 (1908-2004)
  • Orson Pratt
    Dec. at 70 (1811-1881)
    Mathematician and astronomer. Aided in the invention of the "roadometer."