It is rightly said that teaching is the creator of all professions. It is indeed the teachers who are responsible for changing the world, be it with their path breaking discoveries or through the achievements of their pupils. Here are some of the most eminent professors whose contribution to this world is unparalleled.

Albert Einstein

One of the pillars of modern physics and the creator of the theory of relativity[1], Albert Einstein is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant minds to have ever walked the earth. He was a professor in a number of universities including the University of Bern, Charles-Ferdinand University, Berlin Academy of Sciences etc.

Marie Curie

Not only was she the first woman to win a Nobel prize, she was also the first person ever to win two, in physics and chemistry! A pioneer in the field of radioactive studies Madame Curie was also woman to become a professor at the University of Paris.

Alexander Graham Bell

In every sense he is the father of modern telecommunication. His invention, the telephone, brought the entire world closer and brought forth connectivity. But what is barely known about this brilliant mind is that he was also a professor of Vocal Physiology and Elocution at the Boston University’s School of Oratory.

Neil Armstrong

The first human to walk on the surface of the moon and eminent astronaut, Neil Armstrong was a brilliant mind who forged the history of mankind with his own hands. After he resigned from NASA he dedicated himself to sharing his valuable knowledge with the new generation of space scientists and hence took up the job of teaching Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

Toni Morrison

Professor emeritus at the Princeton University Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize winning author who loves to teach young bright minds and mould them into future leaders.

Amartya Sen

Nobel winning Economist of Indian origin Amartya Sen is well known for his immense contributions to the fields of welfare economics, economic and social justice, social choice theory, economic theories behind famines. When not working on one of his brilliant papers[2] this genius is usually found nurturing the bright minds at the Harvard University and Harvard Law School.

Judith Butler

FBA (born February 24, 1956) is an Eminent philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler’s work has influenced various fields ranging from political philosophy and ethics to the politics of third wave feminism, queer activism and literary theory. She is a professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory in the University of California, Berkeley.

Barrack Obama

We all know that the election of the 44th US President to the office was a major win for the rights of people of colour but what many people don’t know is that he is also highly revered in his legal field. Before venturing into politics this Harvard Law School, where he was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review graduate civil rights attorney was a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Indian scholar, feminist critic, and literary theorist, Spivak has changed the face of subaltern studies with her brilliant and relentless work. A holder of 11 honourary doctorates, she is currently engaged as a professor at Columbia University.

Jack Ma

With a net worth of more than $25 billion, Jack Ma is an inspiration for many. His achievements are unbelievable considering his humble belongings. He was not a good student and failed multiple times in school. He struggled because of a number of reasons and, the chosen institution played an important role in the development, but the times have changed. Now, if you are not satisfied with the studies in a particular institution, you can look for an emergency transfer[3] and be happy with it. With Jack Ma, it was not an option, but he managed to do great things and keep his optimism to rise above the rest.

These brilliant professors have indeed changed the course of human history!