Find the world’s greatest living scientists in our Superstars of Science league table below. All scientists are awarded a score based on their academic achievements as well as their popularity.
You can browse the scientists listed below in order of their overall scores, or you can search for scientists that you’re specifically interested in using the box below to search by name, institution, discipline, country and keyword.
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Sir Harold Kroto
H. Robert Horvitz
(Nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans)
Eric R. Kandel
Leland H. Hartwell
Dr. Irun Cohen
Sir Paul M. Nurse
(Cell cycle regulation by cyclin and cyclin dependent kinases)
(Ion channels in cells)
Sir Peter Mansfield
(Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
George A. Olah
Linda B. Buck
(Physiology and Biophysics)