than an accumulation of facts, theories, and principles about the
natural world, science is also a compelling and deeply rewarding
profession. In this special collection – which covers the full spectrum
of scientific disciplines, from archaeology to zoology – you have an
opportunity to view up close and personal over 100 scientists, from the
pioneering sixteenth-century geoscientist Georgius Agricola to molecular
biologist Michael Zasloff, an expert in disease resistance among frogs.
Our collection features distinguished
Nobel laureates such as physicists Eugene Wigner (February 1986) and
Richard Feynman (August 1998), known for their exploration of the
frontiers of theoretical knowledge. It also highlights women scientists
who have made significant achievements in areas as diverse as rivers
(Ruth Patrick, September 1989), bees (Eva Crane, March 1993), the stars
(Maria Mitchell, March 1986), and computers (Grace Murray Hopper, August
For your convenience, we have
provided several methods of accessing the articles in this collection.
At right is a listing of the various scientific disciplines, within
which you will find articles on the relevant scientists. Below that are
buttons for the categories Nobel Laureates, Women Scientists, and All
Scientists. To discover new insights into both the life and legacy of
the great men and women of science, take a few moments to browse through
Scientists: Past and Present.