These goos are from the Science category, people famous for their work in physics, mathematics, or other scientific fields. Browse another way.

Alan Shepard

on the surface of the moon, anybody can hit a ball farther than Lee Trevino Go »

Albert Einstein

Not even an atom bomb could undo the relativity of this genius's work. Go »

Ardi

You better not ask her age, even if she is your relative. Go »

Ardi

She might be the root of everything! Go »

Arthur Eddington

This British astronomer had to go to Africa to prove Einstein right. Go »

B. F. Skinner

If the site tells you "Congratulations! Your guess was correct," you're only going to want to guess another goo. Go »

Biruté Galdikas

Louis thought she was the greatest of the apes. Go »

Buzz Aldrin

Being #2 isn't so bad if they name a cartoon action figure after you. Go »

C. V. Raman

What is the making of a goo, but the scattering of molecules and light? Go »

Carl Sagan

He made us want to reach out to the stars and touch someone. Go »

Charles Darwin

In theory, you could guess this goo by process of elimination. Go »

Curtis Ebbesmeyer

Who knew that studying ocean currents could be so much fun? Go »

Dolly

Who says cloning isn't safe? Go »

Edmond Halley

He mapped the southern constellations, put a window in a diving bell, and computed the orbit of a comet that still visits us every three quarters of a century. Go »

Edward Norton Lorenz

These butterflies look pretty out of control to this goo. Go »

Émile Durkheim

His theories about living life without social rules inspired a new scientific discipline for the 20th century. Go »

Eugene Cernan

Americans passionate about space exploration hope that he won't remain the last man on the Moon. Go »

Francesco Bellini

There are no peach-flavored cocktails among his many profitable patents. Go »

Frank Borman

igspay... in... acespay Go »

Freeman Dyson

comet sweet comet Go »

Galileo Galilei

This physicist set astronomy in motion when he dared suggest the Earth revolves around the Sun. Go »

George Boole

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Giorgio Tsoukalos

Aliens. The only bigger mystery is what this scientist's hair stylist is thinking. Go »

Giovanni Cassini

This 17th-century astronomer discovered four moons of Saturn and the gaps in Saturn's rings. However, he was not deliberately lowered into Saturn's crushing atmosphere because his batteries had run out. Go »

Gregor Mendel

Goo players would be as happy as peas in a pod to recognize this friar whose genetic imprint is all over biology. Go »

Henrietta Lacks

This celebrity, who remains the foremost participant in medical research the world over, is the first goo to begin life as one species and evolve into another. Go »

Howard Carter

Tut, tut, goo guesser. Be the first to discover this discoverer's name, and you'll have this round wrapped up! Go »

Jabir ibn Hayyan

Not even HCl could damage this alchemist's contribution to science. Go »

Jane Goodall

This woman goes bananas for conservationism, but she's all good. Go »

Jane Goodall

If this noted researcher got her way, we'd stop monkeying around and start conserving nature while we still can. Go »

John Glenn

This real-life space cowboy took time between his space missions to be a Senator from Ohio. Go »

John Grunsfeld

Who better to tell Stephen Colbert and other TV hosts about the Curiosity rover than a man who has been to space five times? Go »

John Nash

I can't figure out how to make this goo any more attractive. Go »

John Nash

game theory, paranoid schizophrenia, 2001 Best Picture Go »

John Stapp

In the sands of New Mexico, this rocket man tested the limits of human deceleration, and reached a conclusion faster than anyone on the planet. Go »

John von Neumann

This Martian genius with a computer for a brain influenced nearly every field of math and science. We definitely wouldn't have war games without him. Go »

Katherine Johnson

Hollywood is over the moon about this West Virginia-born mathematician and navigator. Go »

L.L. Zamenhof

Kiam li instruis la mondo al komuniki, oni diris al li ne. Go »

Laika

Irony aside, this heroic "muttnik" didn't survive being the first living passenger in orbit. Go »

Léon Foucault

French physicist known for dangling his invention over a pit in the floor Go »

Linus Pauling

His work with a Bond led to a quantum of solace (well, an award that's a synonym for solace). Go »

Lisa Nowak

In space, no one can hear the woman having an affair with your boyfriend scream. Go »

Lucy

She's been busy traveling across the U.S. in recent years, but she took time out of her busy schedule to make a cameo in the 2014 movie that shares her name. Go »

Mae Jemison

Whatever her accomplishments in science and education, she'll always be known as the first non-white woman in space. Go »

Margaret Fountaine

This lepidopterist is equally known for her extensive diary. Go »

Marie Curie

A lifetime shortened by radiation poisoning was her reward for discovering radium and polonium. Go »

Marie Curie and Irène Joliot-Curie

Famous mother-daughter chemists are about as common as radium and polonium. Go »

Mark and Scott Kelly

They're less famous for being a pair of astronaut twins than for one's wife surviving a shooting in the head. Go »

Nate Silver

All of the math in the entire world couldn't predict the winner of this round. Go »

Neil Armstrong

Too bad he wasn't the first person to kneel on the moon. Go »

Neil deGrasse Tyson

demoting Pluto got him promoted to late night comedy show guest Go »

Neil deGrasse Tyson

This astrophysicist wants to be your tour guide to the cosmos. Go »

Nicolaus Copernicus

Heliocentrism may be true, but don't call him Saint Nick. Go »

Norman Borlaug

Give a nation some wheat, save a life. Give them new varieties of the plant and modern production techniques, save a billion. Go »

Orlando Figueroa

Two months ago, this longtime Mars expert was re-hired by NASA to plan its next robotic expedition to the red planet. Go »

Peter Borwein

If you can't cook up the solution in x minutes, don't come whining to me. Go »

Phil Plait

I'm skeptical of the notion that you're bad at the game if you can't pinpoint this space expert. Go »

Philip Zimbardo

This Stanford professor is an expert on human psychology, especially when it comes to students being treated like prisoners. Go »

Richard Dawkins

His belief that we have an odd delusion about faith has never really evolved, and has become a selfish meme. Go »

Richard Feynman

Surely you're joking if you say this physicist wasn't a fine man. Go »

Robert Oppenheimer

Hinduism and Catholicism influenced this destroyer of worlds. Go »

Robert Recorde

Equals = Equals Go »

Sarah Butler

in Austin, paleontology is the name of the game Go »

Scott J. Horowitz

This mission commander kept his wits about him when visiting the International Space Station. Go »

Shirley Ann Jackson

Surely this physicist couldn't do more to advance her field. Go »

Solomon W. Golomb

Think this professor would know his way around Tetris? Go »

Stephen Hawking

A brief history of his life would mention ALS. Who's the king? Go »

Stephen Jay Gould

your reasoning had better evolve in fits and spurts Go »

Stephen Leatherman

He's the comparer of coastlines, the orderer of oceanfronts, and the scientist of sandiness. Go »

Sue

if you tried to steal these bones, you would probably get sued Go »

Sue Hendrickson

bony paleontologist Go »

Svante Pääbo

When most people want to map out their distant relatives, they don't have 3.2 billion pairs to write down. Go »

Sydney Brenner

You'll have this latest round all tied up if you can provide one elegant, simple answer. Go »

Thor Heyerdahl

This anthropologist had to go to the ends of the Earth -- from one, to another -- to prove his theories. Go »

Valentina Tereshkova

Она была первой чайкой, котор нужно лететь в космос. Go »

Vi Hart

You can hear in her voice how much she loves numbers, except 3.14. Go »