30 Noteworthy Space Scientists/Physicists – Who’s Who

(Last Updated On: August 19, 2019)

Science is advancing day by day and many scientists and explorers have made their exceptional contributions to make it what we ‘see‘ it today. But sometimes, they don’t get as much appreciation or notability as they deserve from the public for their work. If a list has to be compiled of such scientists, the list would be never-ending.

So, we have selected some scientists (Physicists) that have made unparallelable contributions for the drive humanity to a better future.

Most of these names we may know, while many of them we may not even have heard of. But there is no doubt that these scientists have made contributions to mankind no less than amazing. These scientists are selected from different fields and expertise.

Let’s have a look at Who’s Who infographics series, created by Indian Space Educator and Communicator Aakash Gautam – (Planet Aakash).


1. Tessy Thomas

Known For: Making India self-reliant in the field of missile technology

Tessy Thomas - Who's Who

2. Meghnad Saha

Known For: Saha ionization equation, Thermal ionization

Meghnad Saha - Who's Who

3. Michio Kaku

Known For: String field theory, Science outreach

Michio Kaku - Who's Who

4. Abhas Mitra

Known For: String field theory, Science outreach

Abhas Mitra - Who's Who

5. C.V. Raman

Known For: Raman Effect, Coherent anti-stokes Raman spectroscopy

C.V. Raman - Who's Who

6. Bill Nye

Known For: Science outreach

Bill Nye - Who's Who

7. A.S. Kiran Kumar

Known For: Development of key scientific contributions aboard the Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan, Former-ISRO chief

A.S. Kiran Kumar - Who's Who

8. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Known For: Astrophysics and Science Outreach

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Who's Who

9. Ritu Karidhal

Known For: Contributions to Mangalyaan, Chandrayaan-2

Ritu karidhal - Who's Who

10. Homi J. Bhabha

Known For: Bhaha scattering, Point particles, Cascade process of cosmic radiation, Theoratical prediction of Muon

Homi Bhabha - Who's Who

11. Rakesh Sharma

Known For: First Indian astronaut

Rakesh Sharma - Who's Who

12. Paul Dirac

Known For: Dirac equation

Paul Dirac - Who's Who

13. Satyendra Nath Bose

Known For: Bose-Einstein condensate, Boson, Bose gas

Satyendra Nath Bose - Who's Who

14. Venkatraman Radhakrishan

Known For: Unraveled mysteries surrounding pulsars, interstellar clouds, galaxy structures.

Venkatraman Radhakrishan - Who's Who

15. Jagadish Chandra Bose

Known For: investigation of radio and microwave optics, Crescograph

Jagadish Chandra Bose - Who's Who

16. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan

Known For: Former-ISRO chairman, Project director of Bhaskara-1 and 2.

Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan - Who's Who

17. Nandini Harinath

Known For: Deputy operation director of Mars Orbiter Mission

Nandini Harinath - Who's Who

18. Alyssa Carson

Known For: Space Outreach

Alyssa Carson - Who's Who

19. Mylswamy Annadurai

Known For: Contributions to Chandrayaan 1, Chandrayaan 2, Mars Orbiter Mission

Mylswamy Annadurai - Who's Who

20. Kalpana Chawla

Known For: NASA Astronaut

Kalpana Chawla (1) - Who's Who Kalpana Chawla (2) - Who's Who

21. Sarah Pearson

Known For: Space Outreach

Sarah Pearson - Who's Who

22. Minal  Rohit

Known For: Contributions of project engineer manager for Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan

Minal Rohot - Who's Who

23. G. Madhavan Nair

Known For: Contributions to multi-stage satellite launch vehicles, Former-ISRO Chairman

G. Madhavan Nair - Who's Who

24. Anil Bhardwaj

Known For: Unparalleled contributions in planetary exploration, Chandrayaan-1, Mangalyaan

Anil Bhardwaj - Who's Who

25. Majken Brahe

Known For: Space Outreach

Majken Brahe - Who's Who

26. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Known For: Developing ballistic missiles, Project director of India’s first satellite launch vehicle (SLV-3)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1) - Who's Who A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2) - Who's Who A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (3) - Who's Who

27. Moumita Dutta

Known For: Contributions to Mars Orbiter Mission/Mangalyaan

Moumita Dutta - Who's Who

28. Johannes Kepler

Known For: Kepler’s laws of Planetary motion, Kepler Conjecture

Johannes Kepler - Who's Who

29. Tycho Brahe

Known For: Kepler’s laws of Planetary motion, Kepler Conjecture

 Tycho Brahe - Who's Who

30. Rajan Roy Daniel

Known For: Contributions in the fields of Cosmic rays and Space physics

Rajan Roy Daniel - Who's Who


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Krishan Kumar

Krishan Kumar

A Physics Enthusiast, An Entrepreneur and A Motivational Speaker, Krishan Kumar, A multi-talented personality has been portraying the role of a Science Communicator for the past 4 years. He has the utmost passion for Physics. He is truly in fact, a physicist-in-process. He is also the Co-Founder of CosmosNow (India’s First Independent Astronomy Magazine) and Fastika (A Delivery System Startup).

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