10 Greatest Scientist Ever who completely Transformed the World

You probably know some scientist had their own extraordinary methods of experimentation and some others were thought as an idiot in their time. But those are some cases of misunderstood genius who changed the shape of the world. They have countless contribution in the advancement of human civilization. Many of them dedicated their whole life in research work. At present we are using their theory and basics in almost all kinds of technology we are using today. They are Brilliant people doing crazy thing which is out of scope for a normal person. After a huge analysis and manipulation I have made a list of Top 10 greatest Scientist Ever . Let’s have a look …

10. Guglielmo Marconi

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  • Born : 25 April 1874
  • Death : 20 July 1937
  • Known for : Radio

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian Scientist known for his great work on far distance radio transmission, Radio Telegraph and Marconi’s law. He had a huge interest in science and electronics. He was awarded with a Nobel prize for physics in 1909. Moreover, he is a founder of the wireless telegraph and signal company.

9. Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose

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  • Born : 30 November 1858
  • Death : 23 November 1937
  • Known for : Millimetre waves

Jagadish Chandra Bose was an Indian scientist known for his research on radio, microwave optics and plant science. He also invented Crescograph which is a device for measuring growth of plants. He was awarded with Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire, Companion of the Order of the Star of India and Knight Bachelor.

8. Francis Crick

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  • Born : 8 June 1916
  • Death : 28 July 2004
  • Known for : DNA Structure

His Full name was Francis Harry Compton Crick was British Scientist and known for discovering the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953. He was also awarded for a noble price for the medicine. He played a major role in research related to the genetic code.

7. Alfred Russel Wallace

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  • Born : 8 January 1823
  • Death : 7 November 1913
  • Known for : Natural Selection, Bio-geography

Alfred Russel Wallace was a British archaeologist and a biologist. He is the inventor of the theory of evolution through natural selection. He was also extremely interested in practicing spiritualist seances. He was awarded with the Order of Merit, Royal Society’s Royal Medal and Copley Medal.

6. Alessandro Volta

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  • Born : 18 January 1745
  • Death : 5 March 1827
  • Known for : Electric Cell, Voltmeter

His full name was Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta. He was an Italian Scientist  who known for his invention of  the Battery. He proved that there are two terminals positive and negative, in electricity and they can be stored for further use. He then worked on to develop electric Bulb.

5. Alexander Graham Bell

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  • Born : 3 March 1847
  • Death : 2 August 1922
  • Known for : Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell was a  Scottish scientist and known for inventing the first practical telephone. He left School at the age of 15. His main interest remained in science especially in biology. He is one of the founding members of National geographic society. He is also known for his major work in hydrofoils and optical telecommunications.

4. Stephen Hawking

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  • Born : 8 January 1942
  • Death : Alive
  • Known for : Singularity Theorems

Stephen Hawking is a British scientist and author and director of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in University of Cambridge. He is considered as a great scientist of the 20th century after Einstein. He is known for Hawking’s big bang theory, black hole theory and for his brief history of time.

3. Galileo Galilei

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  • Born : 15 Febuary 1564
  • Death : 8 January 1642
  • Known for : Kinematics, Dynamics

Galileo Galilei was an Italian scientist and has been called the father of modern physics and the father of modern science. He is best known for his development of the telescope and his observation and analysis of sunspots. He also invented an improved military compass and other related instruments.

2. Albert Einstein

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  • Born : 14 March 1879
  • Death : 18 April 1955
  • Known for : General and Special Relativity

We all know him, Albert Einstein was a great scientist of the 20th century. His major area was Physics. Well he is best known for his energy mass equivalence formula E=mc2 which is most famous equation in the world. He has a learning disability in childhood and can’t even read till 8 despite that he won the Nobel prize for physics. His theory of photoelectric effect, electromagnetic field, general theory of relativity, quantum theory, particle theory and motion of molecules has revolutionized the whole world.

1. Sir Isaac Newton

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  • Born : 25 December 1642
  • Death : 20 March 1727
  • Known for : Universal Gravitation

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Isaac Newton was Physicists and mathematician. He is the greatest Scientist in the world ever. We all know the 3 laws of motions given by Newton. He invented the concept of gravitation, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion and built the first reflecting telescope. He also developed the theory of color (visible spectrum).  Some other great things developed by him are

  • Empirical law of cooling
  • Speed of sound
  • Newton’s method for approximating the roots of a function
  • Power Series, binomial theorem
  • Removed doubts about the heliocentric model of the cosmos
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Varun Kumar

Varun Kumar is an experienced science and technology journalist interested in machines, AI, and space exploration. He received M.tech degree in computer science from Indraprastha University. To find out what his latest project is, feel free to directly email him at varunkmr09@gmail.com. 

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    • We know tesla revolutionized the world by his design on alternating current but the list can have 10 names only, based on their number of theories in various fields. Richard Feynman, Johannes Kepler, Michael Faraday, Plato, Marie Curie are also not included, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be here. It’s pretty hard to select.