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100 Notable Geniuses from the Second Half of the 20th Century
25.12.2022 Hillel Trabelsi
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In the second half of the 20th century, the world saw the emergence of a diverse range of geniuses who made significant contributions to a wide variety of fields. From science and technology to the arts and humanities, these individuals pushed the boundaries of human knowledge and made lasting impacts on the world around us.

To celebrate the achievements of these brilliant minds, we have compiled a list of 100 notable geniuses from the second half of the 20th century. From renowned scientists like Stephen Hawking and Marie Curie to groundbreaking artists like David Bowie and Salvador Dali, this list represents a diverse range of geniuses who have left a lasting legacy.Stephen Hawking: Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author

  1. Steve Jobs: Co-founder of Apple Inc. and pioneer in computer technology
  2. Bill Gates: Co-founder of Microsoft and pioneer in the personal computer industry
  3. Marie Curie: Scientist and pioneering researcher in the fields of radioactivity and chemistry
  4. Albert Einstein: Theoretical physicist and mathematician, known for his theory of relativity and other contributions to science
  5. Neil Armstrong: Astronaut and the first person to walk on the moon
  6. John F. Kennedy: President of the United States, known for his leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis and for his commitment to civil rights and space exploration
  7. Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil rights leader and activist, known for his role in the civil rights movement and his work to promote racial equality
  8. Mahatma Gandhi: Leader of the Indian independence movement, known for his philosophy of nonviolence and civil disobedience
  9. Nelson Mandela: Anti-apartheid revolutionary and statesman, known for his role in the struggle against racial segregation in South Africa and his efforts to promote democracy and reconciliation in the country
  10. Rosa Parks: Civil rights activist, known for her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and her efforts to promote racial equality
  11. John D. Rockefeller: Industrialist, philanthropist, and co-founder of Standard Oil
  12. Warren Buffett: Investor, business magnate, and philanthropist
  13. Elon Musk: Entrepreneur and engineer, known for his work in the fields of electric vehicles, space exploration, and renewable energy
  14. Jeff Bezos: Founder and CEO of Amazon, known for his innovative leadership and business strategies
  15. Steve Wozniak: Co-founder of Apple Inc. and pioneer in computer technology
  16. Tim Berners-Lee: Computer scientist and inventor, known for his development of the World Wide Web
  17. James D. Watson: Molecular biologist, geneticist, and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
  18. Francis Crick: Molecular biologist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
  19. Isaac Asimov: Author and biochemist, known for his science fiction novels and his contributions to science
  20. Carl Sagan: Astronomer, astrophysicist, and science communicator, known for his popular science books and television programs
  21. Richard Feynman: Theoretical physicist, known for his work in quantum mechanics and his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb
  22. Roger Penrose: Mathematician and physicist, known for his contributions to the fields of general relativity and cosmology
  23. Murray Gell-Mann: Theoretical physicist, known for his work on the theory of elementary particles and his contributions to the development of the Standard Model
  24. Freeman Dyson: Theoretical physicist and mathematician, known for his contributions to the fields of quantum electrodynamics and nuclear engineering
  25. Paul Dirac: Theoretical physicist, known for his contributions to the
  26. Enrico Fermi: Physicist, known for his work on nuclear reactions and his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb
  27. Robert Oppenheimer: Physicist, known for his role in the development of the atomic bomb and his contributions to theoretical physics
  28. Edward Teller: Physicist, known for his work on nuclear weapons and his contributions to the development of the hydrogen bomb
  29. John Bardeen: Engineer and physicist, known for his contributions to the development of the transistor and his work on superconductivity
  30. Wolfgang Pauli: Theoretical physicist, known for his contributions to the development of quantum mechanics and his work on the exclusion principle
  31. John von Neumann: Mathematician and computer scientist, known for his contributions to the development of computer science and game theory
  32. George Boole: Mathematician, known for his contributions to the development of Boolean algebra and the foundations of computer science
  33. Alan Turing: Computer scientist and mathematician, known for his contributions to the development of computer science and his work on the Enigma machine during World War II
  34. Claude Shannon: Engineer and mathematician, known for his contributions to the development of information theory and digital circuits
  35. Norbert Wiener: Mathematician and engineer, known for his contributions to the development of cybernetics and information theory
  36. John Horton Conway: Mathematician, known for his work on recreational mathematics and his contributions to the field of combinatorial game theory
  37. Paul Erdős: Mathematician, known for his contributions to the fields of combinatorics and number theory
  38. Benoit Mandelbrot: Mathematician and scientist, known for his contributions to the field of fractal geometry
  39. Vladimir Arnold: Mathematician, known for his contributions to the fields of dynamical systems and differential equations
  40. Grigori Perelman: Mathematician, known for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture
  41. Andrew Wiles: Mathematician, known for his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem
  42. Srinivasa Ramanujan: Mathematician, known for his contributions to number theory and his pioneering work on elliptic functions and modular forms
  43. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac: Theoretical physicist, known for his contributions to the development of quantum mechanics and his prediction of antimatter
  44. Ennio de Giorgi: Mathematician, known for his contributions to the fields of calculus of variations and partial differential equations
  45. Alexander Grothendieck: Mathematician, known for his contributions to the fields of algebraic geometry and category theory
  46. Joseph-Louis Lagrange: Mathematician, known for his contributions to the fields of classical mechanics and mathematics
  47. Pierre-Simon Laplace: Mathematician and astronomer, known for his contributions to the fields of celestial mechanics and probability theory
  48. Leonard Euler: Mathematician, known for his contributions to the fields of calculus and topology
  49. David Hilbert: Mathematician, known for his contributions to the fields of geometry and functional analysis
  50. Henri Poincaré: Mathematician and physicist, known for his contributions to the fields of mathematics and physics
  51. Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier: Mathematician and physicist, known for his contributions to the fields of mathematics and physics
  52. Carl Friedrich Gauss: Mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, known for his contributions to the fields of mathematics, physics, and astronomy
  53. Johann Bernoulli: Mathematician and physicist, known for his contributions to the fields of mathematics and physics
  54. Leonhard Euler: Mathematician and physicist, known for his contributions to the fields of mathematics and physics
  55. Isaac Newton: Mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, known for his contributions to the fields of mathematics, physics, and astronomy
  56. Albert Camus: Philosopher, writer, and journalist, known for his contributions to the philosophy of absurdism and his work on the human condition
  57. Jean-Paul Sartre: Philosopher and writer, known for his contributions to existentialism and his political activism
  58. Michel Foucault: Philosopher, historian, and social theorist, known for his work on power, knowledge, and identity
  59. Jean-François Lyotard: Philosopher and writer, known for his contributions to postmodernism and his work on the concept of the "postmodern condition"
  60. Jacques Derrida: Philosopher and writer, known for his contributions to deconstruction and his work on the concept of "différance"
  61. Gilles Deleuze: Philosopher and writer, known for his contributions to poststructuralism and his work on the concept of desire
  62. Félix Guattari: Psychoanalyst, philosopher, and activist, known for his contributions to schizoanalysis and his work on the concept of desire
  63. Pierre-Félix Guattari: Psychoanalyst and philosopher, known for his contributions to schizoanalysis and his work on the concept of desire
  64. Jean-Luc Godard: Filmmaker, known for his contributions to the French New Wave movement and his innovative approach to cinema
  65. Federico Fellini: Filmmaker, known for his surrealist and expressive films
  66. Akira Kurosawa: Filmmaker, known for his samurai films and his influence on western cinema
  67. Ingmar Bergman: Filmmaker, known for his psychological dramas and his contributions to the Swedish film industry
  68. Stanley Kubrick: Filmmaker, known for his innovative and thought-provoking films
  69. Orson Welles: Filmmaker, actor, and writer, known for his contributions to the film industry and his innovative use of radio
  70. Woody Allen: Filmmaker, actor, and comedian, known for his neurotic and intellectual characters and his contributions to the film industry
  71. George Lucas: Filmmaker and producer, known for his work on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises
  72. Steven Spielberg: Filmmaker and producer, known for his work on blockbuster films such as Jaws, E.T., and Jurassic Park
  73. Martin Scorsese: Filmmaker, known for his contributions to the New Hollywood movement and his work on films such as Taxi Driver
  74. Francis Ford Coppola: Filmmaker and producer, known for his work on the Godfather films and his contributions to the New Hollywood movement
  75. Oliver Stone: Filmmaker, known for his political films and his controversial approach to storytelling
  76. Spike Lee: Filmmaker, known for his socially conscious films and his contributions to African-American cinema
  77. David Lynch: Filmmaker, known for his surrealist and enigmatic films
  78. Quentin Tarantino: Filmmaker, known for his unconventional storytelling style and his work on films such as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill
  79. James Cameron: Filmmaker, known for his work on blockbuster films such as Titanic and Avatar
  80. Christopher Nolan: Filmmaker, known for his innovative and thought-provoking films such as Memento and Inception
  81. Tim Burton: Filmmaker, known for his distinctive visual style and his work on films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Batman
  82. Guillermo del Toro: Filmmaker, known for his work on fantasy and horror films such as Pan's Labyrinth and The Shape of Water
  83. Wes Anderson: Filmmaker, known for his quirky and unconventional films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom
  84. Darren Aronofsky: Filmmaker, known for his provocative and visually striking films such as Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream
  85. Paul Thomas Anderson: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood
  86. Sofia Coppola: Filmmaker, known for her work on films such as The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation
  87. Joel and Ethan Coen: Filmmakers, known for their work on films such as Fargo and The Big Lebowski
  88. Terrence Malick: Filmmaker, known for his visually stunning and philosophical films such as The Thin Red Line and The Tree of Life
  89. David Fincher: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as Fight Club and The Social Network
  90. Paul Greengrass: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as United 93 and the Bourne series
  91. Alejandro G. Iñárritu: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as Birdman and The Revenant
  92. Ang Lee: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Life of Pi
  93. Danny Boyle: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire
  94. Christopher McQuarrie: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as The Usual Suspects
  95. Kathryn Bigelow: Filmmaker, known for her work on films such as The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty
  96. Michael Mann: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as Heat and Collateral
  97. Sam Mendes: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as American Beauty and Skyfall
  98. M. Night Shyamalan: Filmmaker, known for his work on films such as The Sixth Sense and Split.
  99. Prince: Musician, known for his contributions to the development of funk and soul music and his impact on popular culture
  100. J.K. Rowling: Author, known for her work on the Harry Potter series
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