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The Great Scientist is a civilian unit in Civilization VI, a GreatPerson6 Great Person specialized in Civ6Science Science. It appears once enough Scientist6 Great Scientist points are earned (and can be rushed with Civ6Gold Gold or Civ6Faith Faith through Patronage).

Great ScientistsEdit

Name Era Bonus
Aryabhata Classical Triggers the Eureka6 Eureka moment for three random technologies from the Classical or Medieval eras
Euclid Classical Triggers the Eureka6 Eureka moment for Mathematics and 1 random technology from the Medieval era.
Hypatia Classical Libraries provide +1 Civ6Science Science, instantly builds a Library in this district
Abu Al-Qasim Al-Zahrawi Medieval Active: Triggers the Eureka6 Eureka moment for one random Medieval or Renaissance era technology. Wounded units can heal +5 HP per turn

Passive: +20 HP Healing for all units within one tile

Hildegard of Bingen Medieval Gain 100 Civ6Faith Faith, this Holy Site's adjacency bonuses gain an additional Civ6Science Science bonus
Omar Khayyam Medieval Triggers the Eureka6 Eureka moment for two technologies and the Inspiration for one Civic from the Medieval or Renaissance era
Emilie Du Chatelet Renaissance Triggers the Eureka6 Eureka moment for three random technologies from the Renaissance or Industrial eras
Galileo Galilei Renaissance Gain 250 Civ6Science Science for each adjacent Mountain tile
Isaac Newton Renaissance Instantly builds a Library and a University in this district. Universities provide +2 Civ6Science Science
Charles Darwin Industrial Gain 500 Civ6Science Science for each adjacent Natural Wonder
Dmitri Mendeleev Industrial Triggers the Eureka6 Eureka moment for Chemistry and 1 random technology from the Industrial era
James Young Industrial Triggers the Eureka6 Eureka moment for 2 random technologies from the Industrial or Modern era. Reveals Oil (Civ6) Oil without the normal tech requirement.
Alan Turing Modern Triggers the Eureka6 Eureka moment for Computers and one random technology from the Modern Era.
Albert Einstein Modern Triggers a random Modern Eureka6 Eureka moment and provides +4 Civ6Science Science to Universities
Alfred Nobel Modern Triggers one random Eureka6 Eureka for a technology from the Modern or Atomic era, applies 20 free GreatPerson6 Great People points towards recruiting all current and future Great People
Erwin Schrödinger Atomic Triggers 3 random Eureka6 Eureka for Atomic/Information technologies
Janaki Ammal Atomic Gain 400 Civ6Science Science for each rainforest tile here or adjacent.
Mary Leakey Atomic Gain 350 Civ6Science Science for every Artifact6 Artifact in this city. Artifact6 Artifacts in all your cities generate 300% of their normal Tourism6 Tourism.
Carl Sagan Information Provides 3000 Civ6Production Production towards the Space Race construction project.
Stephanie Kwolek Information +100% Civ6Production Production towards Space Race projects
Abdus Salam Information Triggers the Eureka6 Eureka moment for all technologies from the Information era.


Unsurprisingly, Great Scientists' abilities are focused primarily on technological advancement. Most of them trigger Eureka6 Eureka moments for technologies from their respective era and/or the next one. Some, however, improve the working of Civ6Science Science-related buildings, and/or build these instantly (so, try to use them in Campuses which don't yet have the relevant buildings). Furthermore, some Great Scientists provide lump sums of Civ6Science Science when activated next to certain terrain features, requiring you to explore the world and physically bring the Scientist there!

End-game Great Scientists help rush Space Race projects - an invaluable help towards achieving a Science Victory.

Civilopedia entryEdit

Great scientists try to offer innovative and insightful notions of how the world does work … as opposed to philosophers and prophets who offer thoughts on how the world should work. In some cases, the lines between these – especially as the notion of directed mutagenesis, quantum physics, asymptotic math, and other theoretical constructs take hold – can be very thin indeed. One of mankind’s best, or worst, attributes is curiosity, and this is something great scientists have in plenty. They pry into everything natural and unnatural, and the results of their “scientific method” can be a boon or a curse, and often both, to their fellows. Despite the academic arcade that issues advanced degrees in every scientific cul-de-sac possible and the monolithic corporate research institutes (for these days science is a lucrative business), there is still room for the occasional great scientist to come along and change everything yet again.

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