Scientists: Inventors, Researchers, Engineers, Mathematicians
Scientists seem to spend so much time behind-the-scenes it's actually rare for someone to gain enough public aknoledgement to appear on a famous list. When this happens it's usually because their discoveries and inventions have made them wealthy businessmen (or women). If you check our business listings you'll see this. Meanwhile we do have some notable names including Alan Cox, Dr Evan Pierce, Herbert Stuart, John Ddu and of course mathematician Robert Recorde.
Conferred with Darwin (and Darwin with him) regarding evolution of species and acknowledged as theory co -founder by Darwin in his 'On the Origin of Species'.
Alan cox (born 1968) is a programmer heavily involved in the development of the linux kernel since its early days (1991). He then became one of the main developers and maintainers of the whole kernel. This is an extremly important contribution to the 'Open Source' software community.
Professor of genetics at the Galton Laboratory and University College, London.
Archie CochraneFounder of Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane library, Cochrane reviews. UK Cochrane Centre in Oxford.
Bill FrostWelsh carpenter who patented the aeroplane in 1894 and took to the skies in a powered flying machine the following year, eight years before the Wright brothers attempt at Kitty Hawk.
Brian JosephsonNobel prize winning physicist; gave his name to 'Josephson Effects'.
David BruntPioneer of modern meteorology; head of Meteorological Office, secretary of Royal Society.
- David Hughes, scientist with a Welsh connection!
- Donald Davies, scientist with a Welsh connection!
- Dr Evan Pierce, scientist (Queen Victoria, cholera,) with a connection to Wales (Denbigh, North Wales)
- Dr Lyn Evans, scientist (CERN) with a connection to Wales (Aberdare, South Wales)
- Dr Richard Pryce, scientist with a connection to Wales (South Wales)
- Dudson, scientist with a Welsh connection!