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Great Scientist

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Great Scientist

Great Scientists are one of the types of Icon unitcommand activate great person.png Great People in Civilization VI. They have a variety of possible effects, but many are focused on the triggering of tech boosts or otherwise speeding scientific advancement. These tech boosts will not stack with the ones earned from normal play. This means, for example, that a player cannot get one boost on a tech from a Great Scientist for 50% its cost and then boost it with its normally available game trigger to complete it.

List of Great Scientists[edit | edit source]

Name Era Charges Activated Effect
Abdus Salam Information Era 1 Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for all technologies from the Information era.
Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi Medieval Era 1 Retire - Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for 1 random technology from the Medieval or Renaissance era.
Wounded units can heal +5 HP each turn.

Passive Effect - Bonus healing for the player's units within 1 tile.
Alan Turing Modern Era 1 Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for Computers and 1 random technology from the Modern era.
Albert Einstein Modern Era 1 Universities provide +4 Icon main science.png Science.
Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for 1 random technology from the Modern or Atomic era.
Alfred Nobel Modern Era 1 Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for 1 random technology from the Modern or Atomic era.
Applies 20 free Icon unitcommand activate great person.png Great People points towards recruiting all current and future Great People.
Aryabhata Classical Era 1 Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for 3 random technologies from the Classical or Medieval era.
Carl Sagan Information Era 1 Grants 3,000 Icon main production.png Production towards Space Race project construction.
Charles Darwin Industrial Era 1 Gain 500 Icon main science.png Science (on Standard speed) for each natural wonder tile here or adjacent.
Dmitri Mendeleev Industrial Era 1 Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for Chemistry and 1 random technology from the Industrial era.
Emilie du Chatelet Renaissance Era 1 Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for 3 random technologies from the Renaissance or Industrial era.
Erwin Schrödinger Atomic Era 1 Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for 3 random technologies from the Atomic or Information era.
Euclid Classical Era 1 Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for Mathematics and 1 random technology from the Medieval era.
Galileo Galilei Renaissance Era 1 Gain 250 Icon main science.png Science (on Standard speed) for each adjacent Mountain tile.
Hildegard of Bingen Medieval Era 1 This Holy Site district's Icon Faith.png Faith adjacency bonus provides Icon main science.png Science as well.
Gain 100 Icon Faith.png Faith.
Hypatia Classical Era 1 Instantly builds a Library in this district.
Libraries provide +1 Icon main science.png Science.
Isaac Newton Renaissance Era 1 Instantly builds a University and Library in this district.
Universities provide +2 Icon main science.png Science.
James Young Industrial Era 1 Reveals Icon resource oil.png Oil without the normal technology requirement. Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for 2 random technologies from the Industrial or Modern era.
Janaki Ammal Atomic Era 1 Gain 400 Icon main science.png Science for each Rainforest tile here or adjacent.
Mary Leakey Atomic Era 1 Great Work Artifact Artifacts in all your cities generate 300% of their normal Icon Tourism.png Tourism.
Gain 350 Icon main science.png Science for every Great Work Artifact Artifact in this city.
Omar Khayyam Medieval Era 1 Triggers the Civicboosted.png Eureka moment for 2 random technologies and the Techboosted.png Inspiration moment for 1 random civic from the Medieval or Renaissance era.
Stephanie Kwolek Information Era 1 +100% Icon main production.png Production towards Space Race projects.