## John Carew Eccles (1903 – 1997) – Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

John Carew Eccles was born in Melbourne, Australia, on January 27, 1903. He was a prominent researcher in the field of neurophysiology. He won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1963 for his research on synapse. His research work contributed to understanding...

## Kurt Friedrich Gödel – A logician with a Mathematical Proof of God (1906 – 1978)

Kurt Friedrich Gödel is one of the most outstanding mathematical logicians of the twentieth century, best known for his Incompleteness Theorem. Kurt Gödel’s seminal works include the completeness of first-order logic, the consistency of the axiom of choice and of the...

## Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Mathematical Mystic (1887 – 1920)

Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. He was the second Indian to become a Fellow of the Royal Society. Ramanujan was an untutored genius who produced mathematics of extraordinary quality. He made substantial contributions to...

## Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) – A Pioneer in Synthesis of Science and Spirituality

Rudolf Joseph Steiner (1861–1925), one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, was an Austrian philosopher, natural scientist, educationist, and social reformer. He founded anthroposophy, which he also called ‘spiritual science’. He is also well known as the...

## Max Planck (1858-1947) – The Ambassador of Science and Religion

Max Planck, one of the most important physicists of the 20th century, is widely known as the originator of the quantum theory. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918 for the quantum theory of radiation, which revolutionized the understanding of the subatomic...

## Louis Pasteur – A man of science and faith

Louis Pasteur, one of the giants of modern science, was a French chemist and microbiologist. Along with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, he is the main founder of bacteriology and is also known as “the father of microbiology". His legacy is felt every day in the modern...

## Michael Faraday (1791 – 1867) and his special links between religion and science

He sees in Nature's laws a code divine, A living Presence he must first adore, Ere he the sacred mysteries explore, Where Cosmos is his temple, Earth his shrine. Among great scientists with profound religious convictions, Michael Faraday – the famous British physicist...

## Georg Cantor (1845-1918) – A Mathematician with a Divine Mission

Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor (1845-1918), the German mathematician is best known as the founder of set theory. His marvelous work on transfinite numbers sparked a profound revolution in mathematical and philosophical thought. Georg Cantor was born on March 3,...

## Robert Boyle (1626–1691): a scientist and theologian

Robert Boyle (1626–1691), the ‘father of modern chemistry’, was a prominent scientist of the 17th century, from Ireland. He devoted his life to exploring the mysteries of nature and its lawmaker. In the words of Gilbert Burnet, “Boyle, like several other scientists of...

## Erwin Schrödinger (1887 – 1961): Founder of quantum theory

Erwin Schrödinger, one of the fathers of quantum mechanics, is widely known for the wave equation and the Schrödinger's cat paradox. His contribution in various fields of physics include: statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, physics of dielectrics, color theory,...

## Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931 –2015): the Missile Man of India

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931 - 2015), an eminent scientist, is well known as a visionary for India 2020. His rich personality and manifold skills as a scientist, philosopher, leader and wonderful teacher are an inspiration for millions of young minds. He is also...

## Leonhard Euler – a giant mathematician of the 18th century

Leonhard Euler, a most prolific mathematician born in 1707 in Switzerland, is considered one of the founders of pure mathematics and analysis. He made significant contributions to nearly every branch of mathematics – geometry, calculus, trigonometry, algebra, number...