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Who is the most successful cosmologist of all time?

Who is the most successful cosmologist of all time?

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Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

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E. Good

E. Good

Answered Nov 27, 2018

That is a difficult question because some cosmologists were successful long ago during ancient history. It is difficult to evaluate their contributions based upon what they had access to. Aristotle was a cosmologist but people sometimes forget him because his contributions although significant were so long ago. Today, it would have to be Stephen Hawking. He gathered and analyzed data and information in order to make accurate predictions. His theories have been deemed brilliant to the...Read More
 

M. Parker

M. Parker, Internet Researcher, Houston

Answered Jun 22, 2018

I think this will have to be Stephen Hawking because he had the vision, not just to construct brilliant theories and seek to prove them, but to popularise his theories. It is relatively rare for scientists in the genius category to bother about whether everyman has any conception of the studies and findings he is making. Hawking had that vision, and the fact that his well constructed and accessible books have been so widely read must be regarded as true success, not just success in terms of...Read More
 

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