Father of Science & Technology

The following is a list of significant men and women known for being the mother / father of science and technology, or considered the founders mostly in Western societies in a field, listed by category. Such people are generally regarded to have made the first significant contributions to and/or delineation of that field; they may also be seen as “a” rather than “the” father or mother of the field. In most non-science fields, the title of being the “father” is debatable.

List of Father in Different Fields of Science and Technology:

Name of Field   

Name of Father
Father of AyurvedaDhanwantari
Father of AnatomyAndreas Vesalius
Father of Atom BombJ. Robert Oppenheimer
Father of AviationSir George Cayley
Father of BiologyAristotle
Father of BotanyTheophrastus
Father of ComputerCharles Babbage
Father of Computer ScienceGeorge Boole and Alan Turing
Father of EconomicsAdam Smith
Father of ElectricityBenjamin Franklin
Father of ElectronicsMichael Faraday
Father of EmailRay Tomlinson
Father of English PoetryGeoffrey Chaucer
Father of EvolutionCharles Darwin
Father of GeneticsGregor Mendel
Father of GeometryEuclid
Father of HumanismFrancesco Petrarca
Father of ImmunologyEdward Jenner
Father of InternetVint Cerf
Father of LaptopBill Moggridge
Father of MicrobiologyAntonie Philips Van Leeuwenhoek
Father of MicroscopyAntonie Philips Van Leeuwenhoek
Father of Mobile PhoneMartin Cooper
Father of Modern AstronomyNicolaus Copernicus
Father of Modern MedicineHippocrates
Father of Modern OlympicPierre De Coubertin
Father of Modern PhysicsGalileo Galilei
Father of NanotechnologyRichard Smalley
Father of New FranceSamuel de Champlain
Father of Nuclear ChemistryOtto Hahn
Father of Nuclear PhysicsErnest Rutherford
Father of Nuclear ScienceMarie Curie and Pierre Curie
Father of NumbersPythagoras
Father of Periodic TableDmitri Mendeleev
Father of PhilosophyRene Descartes
Father of Plastic SurgerySir Harold Gillies
Father of Political ScienceAristotle
Father of PsychologySigmund Freud
Father of Sanskrit GrammarPanini
Father of Scientific ManagementFrederick Winslow Taylor
Father of SociologyAuguste Comte
Father of SurgerySushruta
Father of TelephoneAlexander Graham Bell
Father of TelevisionPhilo Farnsworth
Father of the American ConstitutionJames Madison
Father of the Indian ConstitutionDr. B.R Ambedkar
Father of the Green RevolutionNorman Ernest Borlaug
Father of the Green Revolution in IndiaM. S. Swaminathan
Father of Western MedicineHippocrates

Father of Science and Technology – Question and Answers:

1. Who among the following is known as Father of Electronics?

  1. James Madison
  2. Galileo Galilei
  3. Michael Faraday
  4. Alexander Graham Bell


2. Euclid is known as Father of which of the following fields?

  1. Geometry
  2. Biology
  3. Surgery
  4. Microbiology


3. Who among the following is known as Father of Genetics?

  1. Charles Darwin
  2. Gregor Mendel
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. Hippocrates


4. Marie Curie and Pierre Curie are known as Father of which of the following fields?

  1. Modern Physics
  2. Computer Science
  3. Nuclear Chemistry
  4. Nuclear Science


5. Who among the following is known as Father of Surgery?

  1. Hippocrates
  2. Sushruta
  3. Sir Harold Gillies
  4. Antonie Philips Van Leeuwenhoek


Answers : 1(3), 2(1) ,3(2), 4(4), 5(2)

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