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List of physicists

Many famous physicists of the 20th and 21st century are found on the list of recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics.

Famous early physicists:

  • Democritus - Abdera (circa 460 BC - 360 BC)
  • Archimedes - Syracuse (circa 287 BC - 212 BC)
  • Lucretius - Rome (98?-55 BC)
  • William Gilbert - England (1544-1603)
  • Galileo Galilei - Italy (1564-1642)
  • Willebrord Snell - Netherlands (1580-1626)
  • René Descartes - France (1596-1650)
  • Evangelista Torricelli - Italy (1608-1647)
  • Blaise Pascal - France (1623-1662)
  • Robert Boyle - England (1627-1691)
  • Christian Huygens, (1629-1695)
  • Robert Hooke - England (1635-1703)
  • Isaac Newton - England (1642-1727)

Famous physicists of the 18th century:

  • Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Poland, England, Netherlands(1686-1736)
  • Daniel Bernoulli - Switzerland (1700-1782)
  • Benjamin Franklin, USA (1706-1790)
  • Leonard Euler, (1707-1783)
  • Rudjer Josip Boscovich - Dubrovnik (1711-1787)
  • Jean Le Rond d'Alembert - France (1717-1783)
  • Henry Cavendish - Britain (1731-1810)
  • Charles Augustin de Coulomb, (1736-1806)
  • Joseph-Louis Lagrange, (1736-1813)
  • James Watt Scotland (1736-1819)

Famous physicists of the 19th century:

  • Alessandro Volta - Italy (1745-1827)
  • Ernst Chladni - Germany (1756-1827)
  • John Dalton - England (1766-1844)
  • Joseph Fourier, (1768-1830)
  • Thomas Young - England (1773-1829)
  • Jean-Baptist Biot, (1774-1862)
  • Andre Marie Ampere, (1775-1836)
  • Amedeo Avogadro - Italy (1776-1856)
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss - Germany (1777-1855)
  • Hans Christian Řrsted - Denmark (1777-1851)
  • Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac - France (1778-1850)
  • David Brewster - Scotland (1781-1868)
  • William Prout - England (1785-1850)
  • Joseph von Fraunhofer Germany (1787-1826)
  • Augustin-Jean Fresnel - France (1788-1827)
  • Georg Ohm - Germany (1789-1854)
  • Michael Faraday - Britain (1791-1867)
  • Felix Savart - France (1791-1841)
  • Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot - France (1796-1832)
  • Joseph Henry - USA (1797-1878)
  • Christian Doppler - Austria (1803-1853)
  • Wilhelm Weber, (1804-1891)
  • William Hamilton - Ireland (1805-1865)
  • Anders Jonas Ĺngström, - Sweden(1814-1874)
  • James Prescott Joule - Britain (1818-1889)
  • Hippolyte Fizeau - France (1819-1896)
  • Léon Focault - France (1819-1868)
  • George Gabriel Stokes - Britain (1819-1903)
  • Hermann von Helmholtz - Germany (1821-1894)
  • Rudolf Clausius - Germany (1822-1888)
  • Gustav Robert Kirchhoff, (1824 - 1887)
  • Johann Jakob Balmer - Switzerland (1825-1898)
  • William Thomson - (Lord Kelvin) England (1824-1907)
  • Joseph Wilson Swan, (1828-1914)
  • James Clerk Maxwell - Britain (1831-1879)
  • Jožef Stefan - Austria-Hungary, Slovenia (1835-1893)
  • Ernst Mach - Austria (1838-1916)
  • Josiah Gibbs, (1839-1903)
  • Ernst Abbe - Germany (1840-1905)
  • Marie Alfred Cornu, (1841-1902)
  • James Dewar - Britain (1842-1923)
  • Osborne Reynolds - Britain (1842-1912)
  • Ludwig Boltzmann - Austria (1844-1906)
  • Roland Eötvös - Hungary (1848-1919)
  • Oliver Heaviside - Britain (1850-1925)
  • George Francis FitzGerald - Ireland (1851-1901)
  • John Henry Poynting - Britain (1852-1914)
  • Henri Poincaré, (1854-1912)
  • Janne Rydberg, Sweden (1854-1919)
  • Edwin Hall - USA (1855-1938)
  • Joseph John Thomson, England (1856-1940)
  • Heinrich Rudolf Hertz - Germany (1857-1894)
  • Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov - Imperial Russia (1857-1918)

Famous physicists of the 20th century:

  • Hannes Alfven - Sweden (1908-1995)
  • Henri Becquerel - France (1852-1908)
  • John Stewart Bell - Britain (1928-1990)
  • Felix Bloch - Switzerland (1905-1983)
  • Niels Bohr - Denmark (1885-1962)
  • Max Born - Germany, Britain (1882-1970)
  • Satyendra Nath Bose - India (1894-1974)
  • Louis-Victor de Broglie - France (1892-1987)
  • Thomas Townsend Brown - American (1905 - 1985)
  • Marie Curie - Poland (1867-1934)
  • Fritjof Capra - Austria, USA (1939- )
  • Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov - Imperial Russia, Soviet union (1904-1990)
  • Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac - Britain (1902-1984)
  • Freeman Dyson - Britain, USA (1923- )
  • Paul Ehrenfest - Austria (1880-1933)
  • Albert Einstein - Germany, USA (1879-1955)
  • Enrico Fermi - Italy (1901-1954)
  • Richard Feynman - USA (1918-1988)
  • Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock - Imperial Russia, Soviet union (1898-1974)
  • Murray Gell-Mann - USA (1929- )
  • Werner Karl Heisenberg - Germany (1901-1976)
  • Stephen Hawking - England (1942- )
  • Edwin Jaynes - USA (1922-1998)
  • Lev Davidovich Landau - Imperial Russia, Soviet union (1908-1968)
  • Irving Langmuir - USA (1851-1957)
  • Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam - Imperial Russia, Soviet union (1879-1944)
  • John von Neumann - Austria-Hungary, USA (1903-1957)
  • Robert Oppenheimer - USA (1904-1967)
  • Wolfgang Ernst Pauli - Austria (1900-1958)
  • Max Planck - Germany (1858-1947)
  • John Polkinghorne - Britain (1930- )
  • Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen - Germany (1845-1923)
  • Ernest Rutherford - New Zealand, England (1871-1937)
  • Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov - Soviet Union (1929-1989)
  • Erwin Schrödinger, (1887-1961)
  • Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm - Imperial Russia, Soviet union (1895-1971)
  • Nikola Tesla - Austria-Hungary, USA (1856-1943)
  • Steven Weinberg - USA (1933- )
  • Arthur Wightman - USA
  • Eugene Wigner - Austria-Hungary, USA (1902-1993)
  • Victor Frederick Weisskopf - Austria, USA (1908-2002)

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