List of famous historian of sciences, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top historian of sciences in the world? This includes the most prominent historian of sciences, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable historian of sciences is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic historian of sciences 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 historian of sciences.
This list has everything from Horace Freeland Judson to Robert Root-Bernstein.From reputable, prominent, and well known historian of sciences to the lesser known historian of sciences of today, these are some of the best professionals in the historian of science field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous historian of sciences ever?" and "What are the names of famous historian of sciences?" then you're in the right place. (26 items)
Laura Otis is an American historian of science, and Professor of English, at Emory University. She graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 1983, and from the University of California at San Francisco with an M.A. in Neuroscience in 1988, and from Cornell University with a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 1991. She is a guest scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. ...more
Margaret W. Rossiter
Margaret W. Rossiter is an American historian of science, and Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science, at Cornell University. Rossiter coined the term Matilda effect for the systematic repression and denial of the contribution of women scientists in research, whose work is often attributed to their male colleagues. ...more
George Sarton was a Belgian-American chemist and historian who is considered the founder of the discipline of history of science. He has a significant importance in the history of science and his most influential work was the Introduction to the History of Science, which consists of three volumes and 4,296 pages. Sarton's ultimate goal was to achieve an integrated philosophy of science that provided a connection between the sciences and the humanities, which he referred to as "the new humanism". ...moresee more on George Sarton
Elizabeth Janet Browne is a British historian of science, known especially for her work on the history of 19th century biology. She taught at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College, London, before returning to Harvard. She is currently Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. ...moresee more on Janet Browne