Template:Infobox Scientist/doc

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Template:Template doc page viewed directly An Infobox Scientist may be used to summarize information about a person who is either a scientist, an engineer, or a mathematician.


This infobox may be added by copy-pasting the template as shown below into an article.

{{Infobox Scientist
|name              = 
|box_width         =
|image             = 
|image_width       = 
|caption           = 
|birth_date        = 
|birth_place       = 
|death_date        = 
|death_place       = 
|residence         = 
|citizenship       = 
|nationality       = 
|ethnicity         = 
|field             = 
|work_institutions = 
|alma_mater        = 
|doctoral_advisor  = 
|doctoral_students = 
|known_for         = 
|author_abbrev_bot = 
|author_abbrev_zoo = 
|prizes            = 
|religion          = 
|signature         =
|footnotes         = 


Parameter Explanation
name Insert name of scientist, mathematician or engineer.
box_width Set (optional) width of infobox; defaults to: 26em.
image Insert *.jpg image, preferably at 225px.
image_width Insert image width (defaults to 225x250px if empty).
caption Insert photograph caption. Try to include date of photo and the photographer.
birth_date Insert date of birth: month, day, year.
birth_place Insert place of birth: town, city, country.
death_date Insert date of death: month, day, year.
death_place Insert place of death: town, city, country.
residence Insert countries where scientist has lived. If some are minor, select key countries.
citizenship Insert citizenship of scientist.
nationality Insert nationality of scientist, if different from citizenship.
ethnicity Insert ethnicity. Use this field sparingly or where relevant.
field State if he/she is a physicist, chemist, biologist, mathematician, engineer, etc.
work_institutions Insert key companies and/or universities where he/she is/was employed.
alma_mater Insert universities where he/she obtained their degrees
doctoral_advisor Insert doctoral advisor. If no PhD, can put in equivalent accepted mentors, then use footnote to explain.
doctoral_students If any, insert their key doctoral or notable students. Does not have to be exhaustive.
known_for Insert key topics/areas of science that made him/her famous.
author_abbrev_bot Insert botanical author abbreviation here, if he/she is the author of a botanical species name.
author_abbrev_zoo Insert zoological author abbreviation here, if he/she is the author of a zoological species name.
prizes Insert most notable prizes and medals.
religion Insert religious belief system/affiliation. The consensus is to use this field sparingly.
signature Insert image of signature
footnotes Insert any extra details here, especially notable parents and/or children and their associated articles.


The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583). Be cautious about using these if the person is still living, per WP:DOB.

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.