Science Communicators

Here is a list of individuals recognized as thought leaders in the field of science communication and popularization.

  1. Neil deGrasse Tyson – An American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator, Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.
  2. Bill Nye – Known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” he is a mechanical engineer, science communicator, and television presenter who has made science accessible and fun for children and adults alike.
  3. Carl Zimmer – An award-winning popular science writer and blogger, particularly on the topics of evolution and parasites.
  4. Ira Flatow – The long-time host of the Public Radio International’s program Science Friday, Flatow has been a TV journalist and host for over 40 years.
  5. Emily Calandrelli – An American science communicator and host of the Netflix show “Emily’s Wonder Lab.” She is also known for her work on “Xploration Outer Space.”
  6. Brian Cox – A particle physicist, Royal Society professor, and BBC presenter, Cox is known for presenting a number of science programs for the BBC and for his books on physics.
  7. Alice Roberts – An English biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter and author, primarily known for her role on BBC’s series including “The Incredible Human Journey” and “Digging for Britain.”
  8. Vsauce (Michael Stevens) – Michael Stevens is the creator and host of Vsauce, an educational YouTube channel that touches on many scientific topics.
  9. Adam Rutherford – A British geneticist, author, and broadcaster, Rutherford hosts the BBC Radio 4 program “Inside Science.”
  10. Amy Mainzer – An American astronomer, specializing in astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy. She is the host of the PBS Kids series “Ready Jet Go!”
  11. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell (Philipp Dettmer) – Philipp Dettmer is the founder of the YouTube channel Kurzgesagt, which is known for its distinctive animated videos that explain complex scientific concepts in simple terms.
  12. Hank Green – Co-creator of the YouTube channels Vlogbrothers, Crash Course, and SciShow, Green is a prominent figure in using online video for science education.
  13. Richard Dawkins – An ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author, Dawkins is known for his popularization of science and for his advocacy of atheism.
  14. Michio Kaku – A theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science, Kaku has written several books about physics and related topics and has appeared on many radio and television programs.
  15. Jane Goodall – Known for her long-term research on wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, Goodall is a British primatologist and anthropologist. She is a major figure in science communication, particularly in relation to conservation and animal behavior.
  16. David Borlace – Just Have A Think Youtube Channel
  17. Martin Rees – UK Astronomer Royal, futurist
  18. Jim Al-Khalili – Iraqi-British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He is professor of theoretical physics