Who is your favourite scientist? That’s the question film-maker Brady Haran has posed to leading researchers at Nottingham Trent University. They came up with an assortment of men and women from the past and present ranging from household names to unsung heroes.

The nominations have then been filmed and animated as short YouTube videos on the My Favourite Scientist website.

Favourite Scientist

This site would be very useful for introducing the story of real scientists, and how science works, into the curriculum.

It’s a fun site, check it out at www.favscientist.com