The 10 Most Prominent Scientists on the Web

Dr. Frank
Rest assured, you have read this entry’s title correctly. We felt it was time to class up this joint a little bit. While we apologize for none of our previous lists, even those replete with teen idols and/or hints of tawrdy sensationalism, we nonetheless felt that it was time to at least momentarily aspire to something greater.

It is our sincere hope that merely by association, this entry will make PeekYou appear deep. We index eggheads too, you see.

Well, maybe not that deep, as these are not necessarily the best or most respected living scientists. In fact, in some instances, we’re certain they are not. But they are the living, proper science-folks whose digital footprints (meaning, impact, presence, and influence in the online sphere) — as measured by our PeekScore scale — are largest.

Rank Picture Name Bio PeekScore

Stephen Hawking Probably the most famous living physicist 9.13 / 10.00

Richard Dawkins Known best for his outspoken views on evolution, God, and religion 9.03 / 10.00

Neil deGrasse Tyson Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City 8.96 / 10.00

Jane Goodall Has spent decades studying chimpanzee behavior 8.71 / 10.00

James Watson Co-discoverer of DNA’s structure 8.17 / 10.00

J. Craig Venter Best known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome 8.16 / 10.00

Brian Cox Physicist and TV host 8.15 / 10.00

Michio Kaku Theoretical physicist, and host of numerous TV programs 8.04 / 10.00

Brian Greene Theoretical physicist and string theorist 7.89 / 10.00

James Hansen Climate scientist and vocal proponent of climate change 7.83 / 10.00