Inventors | Scientists

An inventor is a person who creates a new design, object or method. These new creations are called inventions and they are often considered necessary for societal advancement. An inventor can work across a range of disciplines. Everything you see that is human made has been invented by someone at some point. Important medical inventions are made by scientists, who are looking to find treatments for diseases and improve medical facilities and services. Entrepreneurs are often inventors of business; they look for opportunities to forward new innovation.

How do you become an inventor?

The various skills are needed to become an inventor including good timing, problem-solving abilities, and innovative ideas. An inventor must be witty and spend time researching products that consumers need, are not already in the market, and that will be used in everyday life.

What does a scientist do?

A scientist is in charge of gathering and performing research to increase knowledge in a particular area or subject of study. Scientists can make hypotheses and test them through different methods to form conclusions based on the evidence they gathered during their research trials.

What is the scientific method?

The scientific method is the technique used by scientists to gain knowledge, test research, and has helped the development of science since the 17th century. The scientific method is broken up into research, creating a hypothesis, testing with experiment, analyzing of data, and creating a conclusion based on the data found and observations.

Inventors | Scientists Guides
Browse through our curated Inventors | Scientists Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Inventors | Scientists. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.

Inventors | Scientists

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 14, 1879
Albert Einstein
173.000
1879.00
281000
3D
Albert Einstein
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 3, 1847
Alexander Graham Bell
173.000
1847.00
67000
3D
Alexander Graham Bell
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 17, 1706
Benjamin Franklin
175.000
1706.00
171000
3D
Benjamin Franklin
6’0” | 1.83 m (Estimated)
February 12, 1809
Charles Darwin
183.000
1809.00
104000
3D
Charles Darwin
6’1” | 1.85 m
Back to the Future (1985)
Doc Brown
185.000
1985.00
25700
3D
Doc Brown
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 30, 1863
Henry Ford
178.000
1863.00
119000
3D
Henry Ford
5’6” | 1.68 m
January 4, 1643
Isaac Newton
168.000
1643.00
129000
3D
Isaac Newton
5’8” | 1.73 m (Estimated)
April 15, 1452
Leonardo da Vinci
173.000
1452.00
232000
3D
Leonardo da Vinci
6’2” | 1.88 m
October 5, 1958
Neil deGrasse Tyson
188.000
1958.00
281000
3D
Neil deGrasse Tyson
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 10, 1856
Nikola Tesla
188.000
1856.00
219000
3D
Nikola Tesla
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 8, 1942
Stephen Hawking
170.000
1942.00
423000
3D
Stephen Hawking
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 11, 1847
Thomas Edison
178.000
1847.00
153000
3D
Thomas Edison
5’11” | 1.80 m
Breaking Bad (2008)
Walter White
180.000
2008.00
86000
3D
Walter White
Albert Einstein
Height comparison diagram of Albert Einstein compared to other scientists

Albert Einstein was a German-American physicist known for developing the theory of relativity, which discusses the law of gravitation and his mass-energy formula E=mc². Born in 1879, Einstein grew up excelling at both math and physics, starting at an early age teaching himself various mathematical levels and theorems. He found recognition as a leading scientist upon his graduation from schooling in Zurich and later received the 1921 Nobel Prize for his discovery and explanation of the photoelectric effect. Albert Einstein’s large amount of intellectual achievements led him to be considered as one of the most influential physicists in history.

Albert Einstein had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Albert Einstein with overall height
Albert Einstein was a German-American physicist known for developing the theory of relativity, which discusses the law of gravitation and his mass-energy formula E=mc². Albert Einstein’s large amount of intellectual achievements led him to be one of the most influential physicists in history.

Albert Einstein had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Albert Einstein with overall height
Albert Einstein
Height:
5’8” | 1.73 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: German

Fields: Physics, philosophy

Death: April 18, 1955 (76)

Given Name
Birthday
March 14, 1879

Drawings include:
Albert Einstein elevations (assorted)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Doc Brown | Emmett Brown
Size comparison drawings of Doc Brown (Emmett Brown) comparing the heights of other related scientists

Emmett 'Doc' Brown is the fictional scientist that is featured in the film series, Back to the Future, and is also the inventor of the time machine. Doc Brown is also a physicist and blacksmith. He produced the time machine from a 1981 DeLorean sports car. Doc Brown’s appearance and mannerisms are influenced by Leopold Stokowski and Albert Einstein and is characterized by his loud personality, and facial expressions. Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Edison are among his favorite scientists and theorists. One of his most famous lines is, “Great Scott!”

Doc Brown (Emmett Brown) has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Doc Brown (Emmett Brown) with height measurements
Emmett 'Doc' Brown is the fictional scientist that is featured in the film series, Back to the Future, and is also the inventor of the time machine. Doc Brown is also a physicist and blacksmith. He produced the time machine from a 1981 DeLorean sports car.

Doc Brown (Emmett Brown) has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Doc Brown (Emmett Brown) with height measurements
Doc Brown | Emmett Brown
Height:
6’1” | 1.85 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Fields: Physics, smithing

Portrayed by: Christopher Lloyd

Given Name
Emmett Lathrop Brown
Birthday
Back to the Future (1985)

Drawings include:
Doc Brown (Emmett Brown) elevations (assorted)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Thomas Edison
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Thomas Edison in relation to other scientists

Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman that is acknowledged as the United States’ greatest inventor. Thomas Edison is credited with developing many devices within various fields that include electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. Thomas Edison developed hearing problems and deafness at the age of 12 which impacted his work ethic and inventions. Most famously, he created the early versions of the electric light bulb that changed the modern industrialized world. Thomas Edison held a record number of 1,903 patents in total. Thomas Edison died on October 18, 1931 at the age of 84.

Thomas Edison had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Thomas Edison labeled with overall height
Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman that is acknowledged as the United States’ greatest inventor. Thomas Edison is credited with developing many devices within various fields that include electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.

Thomas Edison had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Thomas Edison labeled with overall height
Thomas Edison
Height:
5’10” | 1.78 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: United States

Fields: Engineering

Death: October 18, 1931 (84)

Given Name
Birthday
February 11, 1847

Drawings include:
Thomas Edison elevations (assorted)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Benjamin Franklin
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Benjamin Franklin in relation to other inventors

One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was a respected, leading inventor, scientist, writer, philosopher, and diplomat who also served as President of the United States in 1769. One of his major political contributions was his help in drafting the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. In science, his contributions and pursuits included exploring electricity for which he created the lightning rod. He is especially noted for his experiment of flying a kite during a storm in order to provide that lightning is electricity. Benjamin Franklin also ventured into music, playing, composing, and ultimately inventing the glass harmonica.

Benjamin Franklin had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Benjamin Franklin labeled with overall height
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was a respected, leading inventor, scientist, writer, philosopher, and diplomat who also served as President of the United States in 1769. Franklin helped in drafting the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Benjamin Franklin had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Benjamin Franklin labeled with overall height
Benjamin Franklin
Height:
5’9” | 1.75 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: United States

Death: April 17, 1790 (84)

Given Name
Birthday
January 17, 1706

Drawings include:
Benjamin Franklin elevations (assorted)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Neil deGrasse Tyson in relation to other scientists

Considered one of America’s most well-known scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, planetary scientist, and author who frequently makes public appearances educating, sharing, and encouraging all things space and science. Tyson is specifically noted for his ability to communicate complex concepts in an accessible manner. Born in 1958, Neil deGrasse Tyson found his passion for space exploration after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History where he would later work after graduating from Harvard. He was catapulted into popular television serving as a host for NOVA ScienceNow on PBS.

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Neil deGrasse Tyson labeled with overall height
Considered one of America’s most well-known scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, planetary scientist, and author who frequently makes public appearances educating, sharing, and encouraging all things space and science. Tyson is specifically noted for his ability to explain concepts.

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Neil deGrasse Tyson labeled with overall height
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Height:
6’2” | 1.88 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: United States

Fields: Astrophysics

Given Name
Birthday
October 5, 1958

Drawings include:
Neil deGrasse Tyson elevations (assorted)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Related Pop Culture Collections
Pop Culture