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1 Albert Einstein — Germany, Italy, Switzerland, USA (1879–1955) Nobel laureate 42876
2 Stephen Hawking — UK (1942–) Wolf laureate 32897
3 Benjamin Franklin — USA (1706–1790) 27943
4 Aristotle — Athens, Greece (384–322 BC) 24202
5 Galileo Galilei — Italy (1564–1642) 22868
6 Nikola Tesla — Serbia, USA (1856–1943) 17521
7 Thomas Edison — US (1847–1931) 17032
8 Marie Curie — Poland, France (1867–1934) Nobel laureate 12668
9 Alexander Graham Bell — UK (1847–1922) 10045
10 Archimedes — Syracuse, Greece (ca. 287–212 BC) 10007
11 Niels Bohr - Denmark (1885–1962) Nobel laureate 9564
12 John Dalton — UK (1766–1844) 9515
13 J. J. Thomson — UK (1856–1940) 7861
14 Ernest Rutherford — New Zealand, UK (1871–1937) 7722
15 Blaise Pascal — France (1623–1662) 6999
16 Democritus — Abdera (circa 460–360 BC) 6865
17 Richard Feynman — USA (1918–1988) Nobel laureate 6453
18 Johannes Kepler — Germany (1571–1630) 5772
19 Robert Hooke — England (1635–1703) 5563
20 Michael Faraday — UK (1791–1867) 5415
21 Brian May — UK (1947–) 4957
22 Brian Cox — UK (1968–) 4822
23 Carl Friedrich Gauss — Germany (1777–1855) 4697
24 Leonhard Euler — Switzerland (1707–1783) 4497
25 James Clerk Maxwell — UK (1831–1879) 4274
26 Werner Karl Heisenberg — Germany (1901–1976) 4080
27 Max Planck — Germany (1858–1947) 3708
28 John von Neumann — Austria-Hungary, USA (1903–1957) 3431
29 James Watt — UK (1736–1819) 3381
30 Avicenna -- Persian (980-1037) 3270
31 Michio Kaku — USA (1947–) 3172
32 James Chadwick — UK (1891–1974) 2761
33 Enrico Fermi — Italy (1901–1954) 2748
34 Guglielmo Marconi — Italy (1874–1937) 2727
35 Rosalind Franklin — UK (1920–1958) 2678
36 Robert Boyle — Ireland, England (1627–1691) 2461
37 Paul Dirac — UK (1902–1984) 2320
38 William Lawrence Bragg — Australia (1890–1971) Nobel laureate 2107
39 Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov — Soviet Union (1929–1989) 2058
40 Alessandro Volta — Italy (1745–1827) 1934
41 William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) — UK (1824–1907) 1788
42 Steven Chu — USA (1948–) 1650
43 Edward Teller — Austria-Hungary, USA (1908–2003) 1626
44 Neil deGrasse Tyson — USA (1958–) 1597
45 Roger Penrose — UK (1931–) Wolf laureate 1411
46 Pierre Curie — France (1859–1906) Nobel laureate 1400
47 Hermann von Helmholtz — Germany (1821–1894) 1394
48 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar — India, USA (1910–1995) Nobel laureate 1391
49 Edward Witten — USA (1951–) 1374
50 Henry Moseley — UK (1887–1915) 1360
51 Christiaan Huygens — Netherlands (1629–1695) 1307
52 Joseph-Louis Lagrange — France (1736–1813) 1300
53 Henri Becquerel — France (1852–1908) Nobel laureate 1299
54 James Prescott Joule — UK (1818–1889) 1258
55 Chen Ning Yang — China (1922–) 1231
56 Homi J. Bhabha — India (1909–1966) 1197
57 Amedeo Avogadro — Italy (1776–1856) 1186
58 Bob Lazar - USA (1959–) 1182
59 Daniel Bernoulli — Switzerland (1700–1782) 1177
60 Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin — Serbia/USA (1858–1935) 1175
61 Freeman Dyson — UK, USA (1923–) Wolf laureate 1164
62 Abdul Qadeer Khan — Pakistan (1936–) 1153
63 Ludwig Boltzmann — Austria (1844–1906) 1150
64 Abdus Salam — Pakistan, UK (1926–1996) Nobel Laureate (1979) 1143
65 Georg Ohm — Germany (1789–1854) 1140
66 Max Born — Germany, UK (1882–1970) Nobel laureate 1139
67 William Bradford Shockley — USA (1910–1989) 1133
68 List of mathematicians 1126
69 Tsung-Dao Lee — China, USA (1926–) 1122
70 George Smoot — USA (1945–) 1052
71 Steven Weinberg — USA (1933–) 1030
72 Henry Cavendish — UK (1731–1810) 1022
73 Stephen Wolfram — UK (1959–) 1018
74 Luis Walter Alvarez — USA (1911–1988) Nobel laureate 1014
75 Murray Gell-Mann — USA (1929–) Nobel laureate 1012
76 John Bardeen — USA (1908–1991) double Nobel laureate 1010
77 Jack St. Clair Kilby — USA (1923–2005) 1004
78 Lucretius — Rome (98?–55 BC) 979
79 Louis Slotin — USA (1910–1946) 916
80 Joseph Fourier — France (1768–1830) 904
81 Jagadish Chandra Bose — India (1858–1937) 903
82 Aristarchus of Samos — Samos, Greece (310 – ca. 230 BC) 890
83 Dennis Gabor — Hungary (1900–1979) 889
84 Lise Meitner — Austria (1878–1968) 887
85 Brian David Josephson — UK (1940–) 876
86 William Rowan Hamilton — Ireland (1805–1865) 845
87 Hendrik Lorentz — Netherlands (1853–1928) 831
88 Sir Arthur Eddington — UK (1882–1944) 827
89 Brian Greene — USA (1963–) 826
90 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb — France (1736–1806) 808
91 Thomas Young — UK (1773–1829) 807
92 Leonard Susskind — USA (1940–) 801
93 Otto Hahn — Germany (1879–1968) 783
94 Joseph Rotblat — Poland, UK (1908–2005) 779
95 Hans Bethe — Germany, USA (1906–2005) 759
96 Luigi Galvani — Italy (1737–1798) 756
97 Ilya Prigogine — Belgium (1917–2003) 743
98 Emmy Noether — Germany (1882–1935) 739
99 Gustav Robert Kirchhoff — Germany (1824–1887) 725
100 David Bohm — USA (1917–1992) 716
101 Georges Charpak — France (1924–) Nobel laureate 711
102 Evangelista Torricelli — Italy (1608–1647) 691
103 Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac — France (1778–1850) 661
104 Sir Fred Hoyle — UK (1915–2001) 654
105 Mozi — China (ca. 450 BC) 653
106 John Archibald Wheeler — USA (1911–2008) 642
107 Eugene Wigner — Austria-Hungary, USA (1902–1993) 639
108 Daniel Chee Tsui — China, USA (1939–) 613
109 Satyendra Nath Bose — India (1894–1974) 610
110 Yoichiro Nambu — Japan, USA (1921–) 603
111 Martin John Rees — UK (1942–) 600
112 Aage Bohr — Denmark (1922–2009) Nobel laureate 597
113 Yakov Lvovich Alpert — Russia, USA (1911–2010) 591
114 Jean le Rond d'Alembert — France (1717–1783) 587
115 Albert Abraham Michelson — USA (1852–1931) 586
116 Julian Schwinger — USA (1918–1994) 564
117 Samuel Chao Chung Ting — USA (1936–) 537
118 Vikram Sarabhai — India (1919–1971) 526
119 George Gamow — Russia, USA (1904–1968) 525
120 Arnold Sommerfeld — Germany (1868–1951) 497
121 William Henry Bragg — UK (1862–1942) Nobel laureate 489
122 Irving Langmuir — USA (1881–1957) 486
123 Joseph Wilson Swan — UK (1828–1914) 481
124 Hideki Yukawa — Japan (1907–1981) 480
125 Arthur Compton — USA (1892–1962) 458
126 Oliver Heaviside — UK (1850–1925) 458
127 Roy Jay Glauber — USA (1925–) 451
128 Shen Kuo — China (1031–1095) 451
129 Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov — Soviet Union/Russia (1928–) Nobel Prize 2003 450
130 Joseph Henry — USA (1797–1878) 449
131 Ernst Mach — Austria-Hungary (1838–1916) 446
132 Felix Bloch — Switzerland (1905–1983) 440
133 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji — France (1933–) 432
134 Max von Laue — Germany (1879–1960) 429
135 Maria Goeppert-Mayer — Germany, USA (1906–1972) 416
136 Ernest Walton — Ireland (1903–1995) 415
137 Walter Houser Brattain — USA (1902–1987) 413
138 Ernst August Friedrich Ruska — Germany (1906–1988) 413
139 Philipp Lenard — Hungary, Germany (1862–1947) 412
140 Otto Stern — Germany (1888–1969) 411
141 Isidor Isaac Rabi — Austria, USA (1898–1988) 409
142 John Polkinghorne — UK (1930–) 407
143 David Gross — USA (1941–) 404
144 Peter Debije — Netherlands (1884–1966) 404
145 Johannes Diderik van der Waals — Netherlands (1837–1923) 403
146 Lisa Randall — USA (1962–) 402
147 Eric Allin Cornell — USA (1961–) Nobel laureate 400
148 Arno Allan Penzias — USA (1933–) 394
149 Chien-Shiung Wu — USA (1912–1997) 391
150 Stanislaw Ulam — Poland (1909–1984) 390
151 Leon Max Lederman — USA (1922–) 388
152 Karl Ferdinand Braun — Germany (1850–1918) 387
153 John Cromwell Mather — USA (1946–) 385
154 Edward Mills Purcell — USA (1912–1997) 384
155 Frank J. Tipler — USA (1947–) 384
156 Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg — Soviet Union/Russia (1916–) 382
157 Sheldon Lee Glashow — USA (1932–) 381
158 Paul Davies — Australia (1946–) 370
159 John Tyndall — UK (1820–1893) 363
160 Robert Hofstadter — USA (1915–1990) 361
161 Frank Wilczek — USA (1951–) 361
162 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes — Netherlands (1853–1926) 355
163 Ernest Lawrence — USA (1901–1958) 347
164 Ernst Chladni — Germany (1756–1827) 344
165 Augustin-Jean Fresnel — France (1788–1827) 339
166 Albert Fert — France (1938–) 339
167 Jayant Narlikar — India (1938–) 338
168 Toshihide Maskawa — Japan (1940–) 334
169 Carl Wieman — USA (1951–) 332
170 Walter Lewin — Netherlands, USA 332
171 William Gilbert — England (1544–1603) 331
172 Rudolf Clausius — Germany (1822–1888) 324
173 Leo Esaki — Japan (1925–) 322
174 Douglas Dean Osheroff — USA (1945–) 322
175 Makoto Kobayashi — Japan (1944–) 322
176 Lars Onsager — Norway (1903–1976) 314
177 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes — France (1932–2007) 311
178 Antony Hewish — UK (1924–) 311
179 John Cockcroft — UK (1897–1967) 303
180 Christian Doppler — Austria (1803–1853) 299
181 Sin-Itiro Tomonaga — Japan (1906–1979) 298
182 Philip Warren Anderson — USA (1923–) Nobel laureate 294
183 Lee Smolin — USA (1955–) 294
184 Kenneth Geddes Wilson — USA (1936–) 294
185 James Franck — Germany, USA (1882–1964) 293
186 Robert Woodrow Wilson — USA (1936–) 290
187 Bertram Brockhouse — Canada (1918–2003) 289
188 Anthony James Leggett — UK, USA (1938–) 283
189 Carlo Rubbia — Italy (1934–) 283
190 Pieter Zeeman — Netherlands (1865–1943) 280
191 Masatoshi Koshiba — Japan (1926–) 275
192 Robert Betts Laughlin — USA (1950–) 273
193 Nima Arkani-Hamed — USA (1972–) 273
194 Leon Cooper — USA (1930–) Nobel laureate 269
195 Robert S. Mulliken — USA (1896–1986) 268
196 Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. — USA (1915–) 265
197 David Lee — USA (1931–) 263
198 Riccardo Giacconi — Italy, USA (1931–) 262
199 Ben Roy Mottelson — Denmark, USA (1926–) 261
200 John Robert Schrieffer — USA (1931–) 260
201 Wilhelm Wien — Germany (1864–1928) 259
202 Johannes Stark — Germany (1874–1957) 259
203 Klaus von Klitzing — Germany (1943–) 258
204 James Dewar — UK (1842–1923) 257
205 Gerardus 't Hooft — Netherlands (1946–) 256
206 Friedrich Hund — Germany (1896–1997) 252

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