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List of famous researchers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top researchers in the world? This includes the most prominent researchers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable researchers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic researchers 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 researchers.

This list features Robert Jarvik, Veljko Milković and more. Featuring historical researchers, celebrity researchers, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known researchers to the lesser known researchers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the researcher field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous researchers ever?" and "What are the names of famous researchers?" then you're in the right place. 
Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology.
Dian Fossey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Dian Fossey was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain ...more
Tim Berners-Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS, also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a ...more
Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Dame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE is an English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best ...more
Milton Friedman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic ...more
Charles R. Drew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Charles Richard Drew was an American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied ...more
Robert Jarvik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. is an American scientist, researcher and entrepreneur known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart.
Yukihiro Matsumoto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Yukihiro Matsumoto (松本行弘, Matsumoto Yukihiro, a.k.a. Matz, born 14 April 1965) is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer software programmer best known as the chief designer of ...more
Umberto Guidoni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Umberto Guidoni is an Italian astrophysicist, science writer and a former ESA astronaut. He is a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions. He was also a Member of the European Parliament from ...more
Jacob Appelbaum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Appelbaum is a Staff Research Scientist in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on computer security and privacy with a ...more
Yi So-Yeon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Yi So-yeon is a scientist who became the first Korean to fly in space.
George M. Church is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Researchers
George Church is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Computational Genetics. With degrees from Duke University in chemistry and zoology, he co-authored ...more
Veljko Milković is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Jim Gray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Researchers
James Nicholas "Jim" Gray was an American computer scientist who received the Turing Award in 1998 "for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and ...more
E. O. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson FMLS is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is ...more
Neal D. Barnard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Neal D. Barnard is an American doctor, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an international network of doctors, scientists, ...more
Virgil Griffith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Virgil Griffith, also known as Romanpoet, is an American software application writer, known for his creation of WikiScanner and the lawsuits filed against him by Blackboard Inc. in 2003. He has ...more
John Lapus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Jonathan Anthony Solis Lapus is a Filipino actor, host and comedian.
Mayim Bialik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Mayim Hoya Bialik is an American actress and neuroscientist. From early January 1991 to May 1995, she played the title character of NBC's Blossom. Since May 2010, she has played Dr. Amy Farrah ...more
Jan Tinbergen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Jan Tinbergen was a Dutch economist. He was awarded the first Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1969, which he shared with Ragnar Frisch for having developed ...more
Robert Conquest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Researchers
George Robert Acworth Conquest CMG, OBE, FBA, FAAAS, FRSL, FBIS is an Anglo-American historian and poet notable for his influential works of Soviet history which include The Great Terror: ...more
Naoko Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Naoko Yamazaki is a former Japanese astronaut at JAXA, the second Japanese woman to qualify. The first was Chiaki Mukai.
Jan Oort is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Jan Hendrik Oort ForMemRS was a Dutch astronomer who made significant contributions to the understanding of the Milky Way and who was a pioneer in the field of radio astronomy. His New York ...more
Florin-Teodor Tănăsescu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Florin-Teodor Tănăsescu, is a Romanian electrical engineer, professor at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. His father, Dumitru Tănăsescu, was a lawyer, being also known for his hobby of ...more
Ahmed Zewail is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Researchers
Ahmed Zewail
Ahmed Hassan Zewail is an Egyptian- American scientist, known as the "father of femtochemistry", he won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry and became the ...more