1. Brian Cox – Physicist
Physics, the BBC and 90’s Pop Rock, Brian Cox has become Britain’s scientific sweetheart in recent years – and for good reason. Working at CERN – the largest particle physics lab in the world – Cox has had an active role in research as well as his time in the limelight.
2. Bill Nye – Mechanical Engineer and Science Guy
Bill Nye The Science Guy lives up to his name – he inspired the minds of millions of children with his legendary show. Even better, his mother was an enigma code breaker in World War 2, plus Nye is an avid swing dancer!
3. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Director of Hayden planetarium and Astrophysicist
As director of the Hayden Planetarium, astrophysicist and charismatic host of his show Star-Talk, NdGT became the gentle giant of science. But don’t think he’s a pushover, as the undefeated captain of Harvard’s wrestling team!
4. Richard Dawkins – Evolutionary Biologist and Grumpy Old Man
Somewhere between omniscience and the Grinch, you’ll find Richard Dawkins. He doesn’t mess around when debating life, religion or dipping his toes into politics. One of the most quoted scientific authors of all time with his best sellers The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, Dawkins took his place in the scientific hall of fame as a public educator and intellectual.
5. Salman Khan – Creator of Khan Academy
Creating over six thousand videos for Khan Academy, Salman Khan has racked up over a billion views, and been one of Time’s top 100 most influential people. From teaching his cousin to lecturing the world, Khan is king.
6. ASAP Science – YouTube Science Animator and Teacher
Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, more commonly known as AsapSCIENCE, are the duo that debunk and explain popular scientific theories and questions. AsapSCIENCE shows that the only thing you need to inspire people is a whiteboard and pen.
7. Veritasium – Derek Muller
Derek Muller (A.K.A Veritasium) goes to the public and fixes scientific misconceptions. He also uses an anti-gravity wheel, holds the world’s roundest object and visits highly radioactive places – basically he eats, sleeps and breathes science (not scientifically accurate).
8. SciShow – Michael Aranda and Hank Green
Founded by Hank Green of the Vlog-Brothers, SciShow explains everything from economics to chemistry. Helped by a range of hosts and a team of researchers, SciShow will leave you ranting to parents and friends for days.
9. Smarter Every Day – Destin Sandlin
Father of four, Destin started his channel using his children’s college funds. Having regained the money and the trust of his wife, Destin produces visually stunning videos and travels the world creating audio maps of famous places. He also worked for NASA as a rocket engineer and has one of the best slow motion cameras you can buy – so pretty boring.