List of physicists


List of physicists

Below is a list of famous physicists. Many of these from the 20th and 21st centuries are found on the list of recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics.

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A

*Ernst Karl Abbe — Germany (1840–1905)
*Derek Abbott — Australia (1960- )
*Marek Artur Abramowicz - Poland (1945- )
*Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov — Soviet Union/Russia (1928- )
*Robert Adler — USA (1913-2007)
*Zhores Ivanovich Alferov — Russia (1930- )
*Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén — Sweden (1908–1995)
*Jim Al-Khalili — UK (1962- )
*William Allis — USA (1901-1999)
*Samuel King Allison — USA (1900-1965)
*P.M. van Alphen — Netherlands (1906-1967)
*Ralph Asher Alpher — USA (1921–2007)
*Luis Walter Alvarez — USA (1911–1988)
*Herbert L. Anderson – USA (1914–1988)
*André-Marie Ampère — France (1775–1836)
*Anders Jonas Ångström — Sweden (1814–1874)
*Hans Henrik Andersen — Denmark (1937- )
*Carl David Anderson — USA (1905-1991)
*Philip Warren Anderson — USA (1923– )
*Edward Victor Appleton — UK (1892-1965)
*François Jean Dominique Arago - France (1786-1853)
*Archimedes — Syracuse (ca. 287–212 BC)
*Manfred von Ardenne — Germany (1907-1997)
*Aristarchus of Samos — Samos (310 – ca. 230 BC)
*Aristotle — Athens, Greece (384–322 BC)
*Nima Arkani-Hamed — USA (1972- )
*Amedeo Avogadro — Italy (1776-1856)

B

*Tom Baehr-Jones — USA (1980- )
*Aiyalam Parameswaran Balachandran — India (1938- )
*Johann Jakob Balmer — Switzerland (1825–1898)
*John Bardeen — USA (1908–1991)
*Charles Glover Barkla — UK (1877-1944)
*Boyd Bartlett — USA (1897- )
*Heinz Barwich — Germany (1911-1966)
*Laura Maria Caterina Bassi — Italy (1711-1778)
*Nikolay Basov — Russia (1922-2001)
*Zoltán Lajos Bay — Hungary (1900–1992)
*Karl Bechert — Germany (1901-1981)
*Karl Becker — Germany (1887-1955)
*Henri Becquerel — France (1852–1908)
*Johannes Georg Bednorz — Germany (1950- )
*Isaac Beeckman — Netherlands (1588-1637)
*John Stewart Bell — UK (1928–1990)
*Carl M. Bender — USA
*Abraham Bennet — England(1749-1799)
*Daniel Bernoulli — Switzerland (1700–1782)
*Hans Bethe — Germany, USA (1906–2005)
*Homi J. Bhabha — India (1909–1966)
*Gerd Binnig — Germany (1947- )
*Jean-Baptiste Biot — France (1774–1862)
*Raymond T. Birge — USA (1887–1980)
*Vilhelm Bjerknes — Norway (1862–1951)
*James Bjorken — USA (1934– )
*Patrick Blackett — UK (1897–1947)
*Felix Bloch — Switzerland (1905–1983)
*Nicolaas Bloembergen — Netherlands, USA (1920- )
*David Bohm — USA (1917-1992)
*Aage Niels Bohr — Denmark (1922– )
*Nikolay Bogolyubov — Soviet Union/Russia (1909–1992)
*Niels Bohr — Denmark (1885–1962)
*Ludwig Boltzmann — Austria (1844–1906)
*Eugene T. Booth – USA (1912–2004)
*Max Born — Germany, UK (1882–1970)
*Rudjer Josip BoscovichDubrovnik (1711–1787)
*Jagadish Chandra Bose — India (1858-1937)
*Satyendra Nath Bose — India (1894–1974)
*Johannes Bosscha — Netherlands (1831-1911)
*Walther Bothe — Germany (1891-1957)
*Robert Boyle — Ireland, England (1627–1691)
*William Henry Bragg — UK (1862-1942)
*William Lawrence Bragg — Australia (1890-1971)
*Walter Houser Brattain — USA (1902-1987)
*Karl Ferdinand Braun — Germany (1850-1918)
*David Brewster — UK (1781–1868)
*Percy Williams Bridgman — USA (1882-1961)
*Léon Nicolas Brillouin — France (1889-1969)
*Marcel Brillouin — France (1854—1948)
*Bertram Brockhouse — Canada (1918-2003)
*Louis-Victor de Broglie — France (1892–1987)
*Thomas Townsend Brown — USA (1905–1985)
*Ernst Brüche — Germany (1900-1985)
*Hermann Brück — Germany (1905-2000)
*Johannes Martinus Burgers — Netherlands (1895-1981)
*W.G. Burgers — Netherlands
*Friedrich Burmeister — Germany (1890-1969)
*Christophorus Buys Ballot — Netherlands (1817-1890)

C

*Nicolás Cabrera — Spain (1913–1989)
*Fritjof Capra — Austria, USA (1939– )
*Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot — France (1796–1832)
*David Carroll - USA (1963-)
*Hendrik Casimir — Netherlands (1909-2000)
*Henry Cavendish — UK (1731–1810)
*James Chadwick — UK (1891-1974)
*Owen Chamberlain — USA (1920–2006)
*Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar — India, USA (1910–1995)
*Georges Charpak — France (1924- )
*Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov — Imperial Russia, Soviet Union (1904–1990)
*Geoffrey Chew — USA (1924–)
*Ernst Chladni — Germany (1756–1827)
*Steven Chu — USA (1948– )
*Giovanni Ciccotti — Italy (1943– )
*Benoît Clapeyron — France (1799-1864)
*Rudolf Clausius — Germany (1822–1888)
*Jacob Clay — Netherlands (1882-1955)
*John Cockcroft — UK (1897-1967)
*Claude Cohen-Tannoudji — France (1933- )
*Arthur Compton — USA (1892-1962)
*Edward Condon — USA (1902-1974)
*Leon Cooper — USA (1930- )
*Allan McLeod Cormack — South Africa, USA (1924-1998)
*Eric Allin Cornell — USA (1961- )
*Marie Alfred Cornu — France (1841–1902)
*Charles-Augustin de Coulomb — France (1736–1806)
*Ernest Courant — USA (1920– )
*Brian Cox — UK (1968- )
*James Cronin — USA (1931- )
*Sir William Crookes
*Marie Curie — Poland, France (1867–1934)
*Pierre Curie — France (1859–1906)

D

*Jean le Rond d'Alembert — France (1717–1783)
*Gustaf Dalén — Sweden (1869-1937)
*Richard Dalitz — UK, USA (1925–2006)
*John Dalton — UK (1766–1844)
*Charles Galton Darwin — UK (1887–1962)
*Paul Davies — Australia (1946– )
*Raymond Davis Jr. — USA (1914-2006)
*Clinton Davisson — USA (1881-1958)
*Peter Debije — Netherlands (1884-1966)
*Hans Georg Dehmelt — Germany, USA (1922- )
*Max Delbrück — Germany, USA (1906-1981)
*Democritus — Abdera ("circa" 460–360 BC)
*David M. Dennison — USA (1900-1976)
*James Dewar — UK (1842–1923)
*Robbert Dijkgraaf — Netherlands (1960- )
*Savas Dimopoulos - USA
*Paul Dirac — UK (1902–1984)
*Revaz Dogonadze — Soviet Union, Georgia (1931–1985)
*Christian Doppler — Austria (1803–1853)
*Henk Dorgelo — Netherlands (1894-1961)
*Robert Döpel — Germany (1895-1982)
*Friedrich Ernst Dorn — Germany (1848-1916)
*Michael R. Douglas — USA (1961–)
*Sidney Drell — USA (1926–)
*Paul Drude — Germany (1863-1906)
*Freeman Dyson — UK, USA (1923– )

E

*Joseph H. Eberly — USA (1935 — )
*William Eccles — UK (1875–1966)
*Carl Eckart — USA (1902-1973)
*Sir Arthur Eddington — UK (1882–1944)
*Paul Ehrenfest — Austria-Hungary, Netherlands (1880–1933)
*Felix Ehrenhaft — Austria-Hungary, USA (1879–1952)
*Manfred Eigen — Germany (1927- )
*Albert Einstein — Germany, Italy, Switzerland, USA (1879–1955)
*Arpad Elo — Hungary (1903-1992)
*David Enskog — Sweden (1884–1947)
*Loránd Eötvös — Austria-Hungary (1848–1919)
*Leo Esaki — Japan (1925- )
*Ernest Esclangon — France (1876–1954)
*Louis Essen — UK (1908–1997)
*Leonhard Euler — Switzerland (1707–1783)
*Denis Evans — Australia (1951– )
*Paul Peter Ewald — Germany, USA (1888-1985)
*James Alfred Ewing — UK (1855–1935)
*Franz S. Exner — Austria (1849-1926)

F

*Ludvig Faddeev — Russia (1934-)
*Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit — (1686–1736)
*Kazimierz Fajans — Poland, USA (1887-1975)
*Michael Faraday — UK (1791–1867)
*Eugene Feenberg — USA (1906–1977)
*Mitchell Feigenbaum — USA (1944– )
*Gerald Feinberg — USA (1933–192)
*Enrico Fermi — Italy (1901–1954)
*Albert Fert — France (1938– )
*Herman Feshbach — USA (1917-2000)
*Richard Feynman — USA (1918–1988)
*Wolfgang Finkelnburg — Germany (1905-1967)
*David Finkelstein — USA (1929- )
*Johannes Fischer — Germany (1987- )
*Val Logsdon Fitch — USA (1923- )
*George Francis FitzGerald — Ireland (1851–1901)
*Hippolyte Fizeau — France (1819–1896)
*Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock — Imperial Russia, Soviet Union (1898–1974)
*Adriaan Fokker — Netherlands (1887–1972)
*James David Forbes — UK (1809–1868)
*Léon Foucault — France (1819–1868)
*Joseph Fourier — France (1768–1830)
*Ralph H. Fowler — UK (1889–1944)
*William Alfred Fowler — USA (1911-1995)
*James Franck — Germany, USA (1882-1964)
*Ilya Frank — Soviet Union (1908-1990)
*Benjamin Franklin — USA (1706–1790)
*Rosalind Franklin — UK (1920-1958)
*Walter Franz — Germany (1911-1992)
*Joseph von Fraunhofer — Germany (1787–1826)
*Steven Frautschi — USA (1933– )
*Augustin-Jean Fresnel — France (1788–1827)
*Alexander Friedman — Imperial Russia, Soviet Union (1888–1925)
*Daniel Friedan — USA
*B. Roy Frieden — USA (1936– )
*Jerome Isaac Friedman — USA (1930- )
*Otto Frisch — Austria, UK (1904-1979)
*Erwin Fues — Germany (1893-1970)
*Harald Fuchs — Germany (1951-)

G

*Dennis Gabor — Hungary (1900-1979)
*Galileo Galilei — Italy (1564-1642)
*Luigi Galvani — Italy (1737–1798)
*George Gamow — Russia, USA (1904-1968)
*Sylvester James Gates — USA (1950- )
*Carl Friedrich Gauss — Germany (1777-1855)
*Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac — France (1778-1850)
*Murray Gell-Mann — USA (1929- )
*Pierre-Gilles de Gennes — France (1932-2007)
*Howard Georgi — USA (1947- )
*Walter Gerlach — Germany (1889-1979)
*Christian Gerthsen — Denmark, Germany (1894-1956)
*Riccardo Giacconi — Italy, USA (1931- )
*Ivar Giaever — Norway, USA (1929- )
*Josiah Willard Gibbs — USA (1839-1903)
*William Gilbert — England (1544-1603)
*Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg — Soviet Union/Russia (1916- )
*Donald Arthur Glaser — USA (1926- )
*Sheldon Lee Glashow — USA (1932- )
*G. N. Glasoe – USA (1902– )
*Roy Jay Glauber — USA (1925- )
*Ferdinando Gliozzi
*Karl Glitscher — Germany (1886-1945)
*Marvin Leonard Goldberger — USA (1922–)
*Lev Gor'kov — USA (1929- )
*Samuel Goudsmit — Netherlands, USA (1902-1978)
*Leo Graetz — Germany (1856-1941)
*Willem 's Gravesande — Netherlands (1688-1742)
*Brian Greene — USA (1963- )
*John Gribbin — UK (1946- )
*David Gross — USA (1941- )
*Frederick Grover — USA (1876-1973)
*Peter Grünberg — Germany (1939- )
*Charles Édouard Guillaume — Switzerland (1861-1931)
*Feza Gürsey — Turkey (1921-1992)
*Alan Guth - USA (1947- )
*Martin Gutzwiller — Switzerland (1925- )

H

*Rudolf Haag — Germany (1922– )
*Wander Johannes de Haas — Netherlands (1878-1960)
*Otto Hahn — Germany (1879-1968)
*Edwin Hall — USA (1855–1938)
*John Lewis Hall — USA (1934- )
*Viktor Hambardzumyan — Armenia, Russia (1908-1996)
*William Rowan Hamilton — Ireland (1805–1865)
*Theodor Wolfgang Hänsch — Germany (1941- )
*Peter Andreas Hansen — Denmark (1795–1874)
*W.W. Hansen — USA (1909–1949)
*Paul Harteck — Germany (1902-1985)
*Douglas Hartree — UK (1897–1958)
*Friedrich Hasenöhrl — Austria,Hungary (1874-1915)
*Stephen Hawking — UK (1942– )
*Ibn al-Haytham — Iraq (965-1039)
*Oliver Heaviside — UK (1850–1925)
*Werner Karl Heisenberg — Germany (1901–1976)
*Walter Heitler — Germany/Ireland (1904-1981)
*Hermann von Helmholtz — Germany (1821–1894)
*Charles H. Henry — USA (1937- )
*Joseph Henry — USA (1797–1878)
*John Herapath — UK (1790–1868)
*Carl Hermann — Germany (1898–1961)
*Heinrich Rudolf Hertz — Germany (1857–1894)
*Karl Herzfeld — Austria, USA (1892-1978)
*Victor Francis Hess — Austria, USA (1883–1964)
*Mahmoud Hessaby — Iran (1903-1992)
*Antony Hewish — UK (1924- )
*Peter Higgs — UK (1929- )
*George William Hill — USA (1838–1914)
*Gustave-Adolphe Hirn — France (1815-1890)
*Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin — England (1910-1994)
*Robert Hofstadter — USA (1915-1990)
*Gilles Holst — Netherlands (1886-1968)
*Helmut Hönl — Germany (1903-1981)
*Gerardus 't Hooft — Netherlands (1946– )
*Robert Hooke — England (1635–1703)
*John Hopkinson — U.K. (1849-1898)
*William V. Houston — USA (1900-1968)
* Charlotte (nee Riefenstahl) Houtermans — Germany (1899 - )
*Fritz Houtermans — Netherlands/Germany/Austria (1903-1996)
*Sir Fred Hoyle — UK (1915–2001)
*John H. Hubbell — USA (1925-2007)
*Russell Alan Hulse — USA (1950- )
*Friedrich Hund — Germany (1896-1997)
*Andrew D. Huxley — U.K. (1966- )
*Christiaan Huygens — Netherlands (1629–1695)

I

*Nathan Isgur — USA, Canada (1947-2001)

J

*Ali Javan — Iran (1928– )
*Edwin Jaynes — USA (1922–1998)
*Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen — Germany (1907-1973)
*Irene Joliot-Curie — France (1897-1956)
*Pascual Jordan - Germany (1902-1980)
*Brian David Josephson — UK (1940– )
*James Prescott Joule — UK (1818–1889)

K

*Michio Kaku — USA (1947- )
*Heike Kamerlingh Onnes — Netherlands (1853-1926)
*William R. Kanne — USA
*Pyotr Kapitza — UK, Soviet Union (1894-1984)
*Theodore von Kármán — Hungary, USA (1881-1963)
*Alfred Kastler — France (1902-1984)
*Heinrich Kayser — Germany (1853-1940)
*Willem Hendrik Keesom — Netherlands (1876-1956)
*Edwin C. Kemble — USA (1889-1984)
*Henry Way Kendall — USA (1926-1999)
*Johannes Kepler — Germany (1571–1630)
*John Kerr — UK (1824–1907)
*Wolfgang Ketterle — Germany (1957- )
*Abdul Qadeer Khan — Pakistan (1936- )
*Julii Khariton — Soviet Union (1904-1996)
*Jack St. Clair Kilby — USA (1923-2005)
*Gustav Robert Kirchhoff — Germany (1824–1887)
*Jacob Kistemaker — Netherlands (1917- )
*Bruce G. Klappauf — USA (1961- )
*Oskar Klein — Sweden (1894-1977)
*Hagen Kleinert — Germany (1941- )
*Klaus von Klitzing — Germany (1943- )
*Jens Martin Knudsen — Denmark (1930–2005)
*Martin Knudsen — Denmark (1871-1949)
*Arthur Korn — Germany (1870-1945)
*Masatoshi Koshiba — Japan (1926- )
*Matthew Koss — USA (1961- )
*Walther Kossel — Germany (1888-1956)
*Gabriel Kotliar — USA (1950- )
*Lew Kowarski — France (1907-1979)
*Hendrik Kramers — Netherlands (1894-1952)
*Adolf Kratzer — Germany (1893- )
*Lawrence Krauss — USA (1954- )
*Herbert Kroemer — Germany (1928– )
*August Krönig — Germany (1822–1879)
*Nikolay Sergeevich Krylov — Soviet Union (1917–1947)
*Ryogo Kubo — Japan (1920–1995)
*Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov — Soviet Union (1903–1960)
*Behram Kurşunoğlu — Turkey (1922-2003)
*Polykarp Kusch Germany (1911-1993)

L

*Joseph-Louis Lagrange — France (1736–1813)
*Willis Lamb - USA (1913-)
*Lev Davidovich Landau — Imperial Russia, Soviet Union (1908–1968)
*Rolf Landauer — USA (1927-1999)
*Kenneth Lane — USA
*Paul Langevin — France (1872-1946)
*Irving Langmuir — USA (1881-1957)
*Max von Laue — Germany (1879–1960)
*Robert Betts Laughlin — USA (1950– )
*Ernest Lawrence — USA (1901–1958)
*Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev — Imperial Russia (1866–1912)
*Leon Max Lederman — USA (1922– )
*Benjamin Lee — Korea, USA (1935-1977)
*David Lee — USA (1931- )
*Tsung-Dao Lee — China, USA (1926– )
*Anthony James Leggett — UK, USA (1938– )
*Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz — Germany (1646–1716)
*Robert B. Leighton — USA (1919-1997)
*Georges Lemaître — Belgium (1894–1966)
*Philipp Lenard — Hungary, Germany (1862-1947)
*John Lennard-Jones — UK (1894–1954)
*John Leslie — UK (1766–1832)
*Walter Lewin — Netherlands, USA
*Martin Lewis Perl — USA (1927- )
*Robert von Lieben — Austria-Hungary (1878-1913)
*Alfred-Marie Liénard — France (1869-1958)
*Evgeny Lifshitz — Soviet Union (1915-1985)
*David Lindley — USA (1956– )
*Gabriel Jonas Lippmann — France, Luxemburg (1845–1921)
*Karl L. Littrow — Austria (1811–1877)
*Oliver Lodge — UK (1851-1940)
*Maurice Loewy — Austria/France (1833–1907)
*Robert K. Logan — USA (1939– )
*Alfred Lee Loomis — USA (1887–1975)
*Hendrik Lorentz — Netherlands (1853–1928)
*Johann Loschmidt — Germany (1821–1895)
*Archibald Low — UK (1888–1956)
*Per-Olov Löwdin — Sweden (1916–2000)
*Lucretius — Rome (98?–55 BC)
*Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov — Imperial Russia (1857–1918)

M

*Mozi — China (Around 450BC)
*Carolina Henriette Mac Gillavry — Netherlands (1904–1993)
*Ernst Mach — Austria-Hungary (1838–1916)
*Theodore Maiman — USA (1927–2007)
*Ettore Majorana — Italy (1906-1938 presumed dead)
*Juan Martín Maldacena — Argentina (1968– )
*Etienne-Louis MalusFrance (1775–1812)
*Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam — Imperial Russia, Soviet Union (1879–1944)
*Peter Mansfield — UK (1933– )
*Guglielmo Marconi — Italy (1874–1937)
*Henry Margenau — Germany, USA (1901–1977)
*William Markowitz — USA (1907–1998)
*Robert Marshak — USA (1916–1992)
*Harrie Massey — Australia (1908-1983)
*John Cromwell Mather — USA (1946– )
*James Clerk Maxwell — UK (1831–1879)
*Brian May — UK (1947– )
*Maria Goeppert Mayer — Germany, USA (1906-1972)
*Ronald E. McNair — USA (1950–1986)
*Simon van der Meer — Netherlands (1925- )
*Fulvio MeliaUSA (1956- )
*Macedonio Melloni — Italy (1798–1854)
*Lise Meitner — Austria (1878-1968)
*Thomas Corwin Mendenhall — USA (1841–1924)
*Albert Abraham Michelson — USA (1852–1931)
*Stanislav Mikheyev — Russia
*Robert Andrews Millikan — USA (1868–1953)
*Arthur Milne — UK (1896-1950)
*John J. Montgomery — USA (1858-1911)
*Jagadeesh Moodera — India, USA (1950– )
*Rudolf Mössbauer — Germany (1929– )
*Henry Moseley — UK (1887–1915)
*Nevill Mott — UK (1905–1996)
*Ben Roy Mottelson — Denmark, USA (1926- )
*Amédée Mouchez — Spain, France (1821–1892)
*José Enrique Moyal — Palestine, France, UK, USA, Australia (1910-1998)
*Karl Alexander Müller — Switzerland (1927– )
*Richard A. Muller — USA (1944– )
*Robert S. Mulliken — USA (1896–1986)
*Pieter van Musschenbroek — Netherlands (1692-1762)

N

*Yoichiro Nambu — Japan, USA (1921– )
*Jayant Narlikar — India (1938– )
*Seth Neddermeyer — USA (1907–1988)
*Louis Eugène Félix Néel — France (1904–2000)
*Yuval Ne'eman — Israel (1925-2006)
*Ann Nelson — USA (1958– )
*John von Neumann — Austria-Hungary, USA (1903–1957)
*Simon Newcomb — USA (1835–1909)
*Sir Isaac Newton — England (1642–1727)
*Holger Bech Nielsen — Denmark (1941– )
*Leopoldo Nobili — Italy (1784–1835)
*Emmy Noether — Germany (1882–1935)
*Lothar Nordheim — Germany (1899–1985)
*Johann Gottlieb Nörremberg — Germany (1787–1862)

O

*Georg Ohm — Germany (1789–1854)
*David Olive
*Gerard K. O'Neill — USA (1927–1992)
*Lars Onsager — Norway (1903–1976)
*Robert Oppenheimer — USA (1904–1967)
*Lochlainn O'Raifeartaigh — Ireland (1933–2000)
*Nicole Oresme — France (1325–1382)
*Leonard Salomon Ornstein — Netherlands (1880–1941)
*Egon Orowan — Austria-Hungary, USA (1901–1989)
*Yuri Orlov — Soviet Union, USA (1924– )
*Douglas Dean Osheroff — USA (1945– )
*Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky — Russia (1801–1862)
*Hans Christian Ørsted — Denmark (1777–1851)

P

*Thanu Padmanabhan — India (1957- )
*Abraham Pais — Netherlands, USA (1918-2000)
*Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky — Germany/USA (1919- )
*Blaise Pascal — France (1623–1662)
*John Pasta — USA (1918-1984)
*Jogesh Pati — USA (1937- )
*Wolfgang Paul — Germany (1913–1993)
*Wolfgang Ernst Pauli — Austria-Hungary (1900–1958)
*G. B. Pegram — USA (1876–1958)
*Rudolf Peierls — Germany/UK (1907-1995)
*Jean Peltier — France (1785–1845)
*Roger Penrose — UK (1931– )
*Arno Allan Penzias — USA (1933– )
*Saul Perlmutter — USA (1959- )
*Jean Baptiste Perrin — France (1870-1942)
*Bernhard Philberth — Germany (1927– )
*William Daniel Phillips — USA (1948– )
*Max Planck — Germany (1858–1947)
*Joseph Plateau — Belgium (1801–1883)
*Ward Plummer - USA (1940-)
*Henri Poincaré — France (1854–1912)
*Balthasar van der Pol — Netherlands (1889-1959)
*Joseph Polchinski — UK (1954–)
*Hugh David Politzer — USA (1949– )
*John Polkinghorne — UK (1930– )
*Alexander M. Polyakov - Russia-USA (1945-)
*Heraclides Ponticus — Greece (387–312 BC)
*Heinz Pose — Germany (1905-1975)
*Cecil Frank Powell — UK (1903–1969)
*John Henry Poynting — UK (1852–1914)
*Ludwig Prandtl — Germany (1875-1953)
*Ilya Prigogine — Belgium (1917-2003)
*Aleksandr Prokhorov — Soviet/Russian (1916-2002)
*William Prout — UK (1785–1850)
*Luigi Puccianti — Italy (1875–1952)
*Ivan Pulyuy — Ukraine (1845-1918)
*Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin — Serbia/USA (1858-1935)
*Edward Mills Purcell — USA (1912-1997)

Q

*Helen Quinn — USA (1943- )

R

*Isidor Isaac Rabi — Austria, USA (1898-1988)
*Mark G. Raizen -New York City USA (1955-)
*James Rainwater-USA (1917-1986)
*Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman — India (1888–1970)
*Edward Ramberg — USA (1907-1995)
*Carl Ramsauer — Germany (1879-1955)
*Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. — USA (1915- )
*Lisa Randall — USA (1962– )
*Lord Rayleigh — UK (1842–1919)
*René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur — France (1683–1757)
*Sidney Redner — Canada, USA (1951- )
*Martin John Rees — UK (1942- )
*Hubert Reeves — Canada (1932– )
*Tullio Regge — Italy (1931–)
*Frederick Reines — USA (1918–1998)
*Louis Rendu — France (1789–1859)
*Osborne Reynolds — UK (1842–1912)
*Owen Willans Richardson — UK (1879-1959)
*Robert Coleman Richardson — USA (1937- )
*Burton Richter — USA (1931- )
*Charlotte Riefenstahl — Germany (1899- )
*Nikolaus Riehl — Germany (1901-1990)
*Karl-Heinrich Riewe — Germany
*Walter Ritz — Switzerland (1878-1909)
*Étienne-Gaspard Robert — Belgium (1763-1837)
*Heinrich Rohrer — Switzerland (1933- )
*Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen — Germany (1845–1923)
*Clemens C. J. Roothaan — Netherlands (1918–)
*Marshall Rosenbluth — USA (1927–2003)
*Carl-Gustav Arvid Rossby — Sweden, USA (1898–1957)
*Joseph Rotblat — Poland, UK (1908-2005)
*Carlo Rubbia — Italy (1934– )
*Serge Rudaz — Canada, USA (1954– )
*David Ruelle — Belgium, France (1935– )
*Ernst August Friedrich Ruska — Germany (1906–1988)
*Ernest Rutherford — New Zealand, UK (1871–1937)
*Janne Rydberg — Sweden (1854–1919)
*Martin Ryle — UK (1918–1984)

S

*Georges-Louis le SageSwitzerland (1724–1803)
*Georges Sagnac — France (1869-1926)
*Megh Nad Saha — Bengali India (1893-1956)
*Gilles Saint-Hilaire — Canada (1948– )
*Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov — Soviet Union (1929–1989)
*Oscar Sala — Brazil (1922– )
*Abdus Salam — Pakistan, UK (1926–1996)
*Vikram Sarabhai — India (1919-1971)
*Jack Sarfatti — USA (1939– )
*Isidor Sauers — Austria (1948- )
*Felix Savart — France (1791–1841)
*Martin Schadt — Switzerland (1938- )
*Arthur Leonard Schawlow — USA (1921-1999)
*Joël Scherk — USA (1946-1979)
*Otto Scherzer — Germany (1909-1982)
*Walter H. Schottky — Germany (1886-1976)
*Kees A. Schouhamer Immink — Netherlands (1946- )
*John Robert Schrieffer — USA (1931- )
*Erwin Schrödinger — Austria-Hungary (1887–1961)
*Melvin Schwartz — USA (1932-2006)
*John Henry Schwarz — USA (1941–)
*Julian Schwinger — USA (1918-1994)
*Dennis William Sciama — UK (1926-1999)
*Thomas Johann Seebeck — Estonia (1770–1831)
*Emilio G. Segrè — USA/Italy (1905–1989)
*Frederick Seitz — USA (1911- )
*Nikolay Semyonov — Russia (1896-1986)
*Robert Serber — USA (1909-1997)
*Roman U. Sexl — Austria (1939-1986)
*William Bradford Shockley — USA (1910-1989)
*Lev Shubnikov — Russia, Netherlands, Ukraine (1901-1937)
*Clifford Shull — USA (1915-2001)
*Manne Siegbahn — Sweden (1886-1978)
*Kai Siegbahn — Sweden (1918-2007)
*Ludwik Silberstein — Poland, Germany, Italy, USA, Canada (1872-1948)
*Willem de Sitter — Netherlands (1872-1934)
*Francis G. Slack – USA (1897–1985)
*John C. Slater — USA (1900-1976)
*Louis Slotin — USA (1910-1946)
*Alexei Smirnov — Russia, Italy
*Marian Smoluchowski — Poland (1872-1917)
*George Smoot — USA (1945- )
*Willebrord Snel van Royen (Snellius) — Netherlands (1580–1626)
*Arnold Sommerfeld — Germany (1868-1951)
*Johannes Stark — Germany (1874-1957)
*Max Steenbeck — (1901-1981)
*Jožef Stefan — Austria-Hungary, Slovenia (1835–1893)
*Jack Steinberger — Germany, USA (1921- )
*Karl August von Steinheil — Germany (1801–1870)
*Otto Stern — Germany (1888–1969)
*Simon Stevin — Belgium, Netherlands (1548–1620)
*George Gabriel Stokes — Ireland / UK (1819–1903)
*Horst Ludwig Störmer — Germany (1949– )
*Ernst Stueckelberg — Switzerland (1905–1984)
*George Sudarshan — India, USA (1931– )
*Oleg Sushkov — Australia-Russia (1950- )
*Leonard Susskind — USA (1940- )
*Joseph Wilson Swan — UK (1828–1914)
*Jean Henri van Swinden — Netherlands (1746-1823)
*Bertha Swirles — UK (1903–1999)
*Leó Szilárd — Austria-Hungary, USA (1898–1964)
*Shen Kuo — China (1031 - 1095)

T

*Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm — Imperial Russia, Soviet Union (1895–1971)
*Abraham Haskel Taub — USA (1911–1999)
*Geoffrey Ingram Taylor — UK (1886–1975)
*Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. — USA (1941– )
*Richard Edward Taylor — USA (1929– )
*Max Tegmark — Sweden, USA (1967– )
*Edward Teller — Austria-Hungary, USA (1908–2003)
*Nikola Tesla — Serbia/Croatia, USA (1856–1943)
*George Paget Thomson — UK (1892–1975)
*J. J. Thomson — UK (1856–1940)
*William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) — UK (1824–1907)
*Kip Stephen Thorne — USA (1940– )
*Peter Adolf Thiessen — Germany (1899–1990)
*Samuel Chao Chung Ting — USA (1936– )
*Frank J. Tipler — USA (1947– )
*Ernest William Titterton — UK/Australia (1916–1990)
*Samuel Tolansky — UK (1907–1973)
*Sin-Itiro Tomonaga — Japan (1906–1979)
*Evangelista Torricelli — Italy (1608–1647)
*Bruno Touschek — Italy (1921–1978)
*Charles Townes — USA (1915– )
*John Townsend — UK (1868–1957)
*Johann Georg Tralles — Germany (1763–1822)
*Sam Treiman — USA (1925–1999)
*Paolo Tripodi — Italy (1963– )
*Daniel Chee Tsui — China, USA (1939– )
*John J. Turin — USA (1913–1973)
*John Tyndall — UK (1820–1893)
*Neil deGrasse Tyson — USA (1958– )

U

*George Eugene Uhlenbeck — Netherlands, USA (1900-1988)
*Stanislaw Ulam - Poland (1909-1984)
*Juris Upatnieks - Latvia, USA (1936- )

V

*Léon Van Hove — Belgium (1924–1990)
*Sergei Vavilov — Soviet Union (1891–1951)
*Evgeny Velikhov — Russia (1935–)
*Martinus J. G. Veltman — Netherlands, USA (1931- )
*Gabriele Veneziano — Italy (1942- )
*Giovanni Battista Venturi — Italy (1746–1822)
*Émile Verdet — France (1824-1866)
*Jenny Darja Vinko — Slovenija (1963- )
*Anatoly Vlasov — Russia (1908–1975)
*John Hasbrouck van Vleck — USA (1899–1980)
*Woldemar Voigt — Germany (1850-1919)
*Burchard de Volder — Netherlands (1643-1709)
*Max Volmer — Germany (1885-1965)
*Alessandro Volta — Italy (1745–1827)

W

*Johannes Diderik van der Waals — Netherlands (1837–1923)
*Ludwig Waldmann — Germany (1913–1980)
*Ernest Walton — Ireland (1903–1995)
*Kan-Chang Wang — China (1907–1998)
*Aaldert Wapstra — Netherlands (1923–2006)
*Gleb Wataghin — Ukraine/Italy/Brazil (1896–1986)
*John James Waterston — UK (1811–1883)
*James Watt — UK (1736–1819)
*Denis Weaire — Ireland (194?- )
*Wilhelm Weber — Germany (1804–1891)
*Alvin Weinberg — USA (1915-2006)
*Steven Weinberg — USA (1933– )
*Victor Frederick Weisskopf — Austria, USA (1908–2002)
*Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker — Germany (1912-2007)
*Heinrich Welker — Germany (1912-1981)
*Peter Westervelt — USA (1919-)
*Gregor Wentzel — Germany (1898-1978)
*John Archibald Wheeler — USA (1911-)
*Gian-Carlo Wick — Italy (1909-1992)
*Emil Wiechert — Prussia (1861-1928)
*Carl Wieman — USA (1951- )
*Wilhelm Wien — Germany (1864-1928)
*Arthur Wightman — USA (1922– )
*Eugene Wigner — Austria-Hungary/USA (1902–1993)
*Frank Wilczek — USA (1951– )
*Charles Thomson Rees Wilson — UK (1869–1959)
*Kenneth Geddes Wilson — USA (1936– )
*Robert R. Wilson — USA (1914–2000)
*Karl Wirtz — Germany (1910-1994)
*Robert Woodrow Wilson — USA (1936– )
*Mark B. Wise — Canada/USA (1953– )
*Edward Witten — USA (1951– )
*Emil Wolf — Czechoslovakia, USA (1922– )
*Lincoln Wolfenstein — USA (1923– )
*Stephen Wolfram — UK (1959– )
*Robert W. Wood — USA (1868–1955)
*Chien-Shiung Wu — USA (1912-1997)

X

* Basilis C. Xanthopoulos — Greece (1951–1990)

Y

*Rosalyn Yalow — USA (1921- )
*Chen Ning Yang — China (1922– )
*Thomas Young — UK (1773–1829)
*Francisco Jose Yndurain — Spain (1940–2008)
*Hideki Yukawa — Japan (1907–1981)

Z

*Jan Zaanen — Netherlands (1957- )
*Anthony Zee — USA
*Pieter Zeeman — Netherlands (1865-1943)
*Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich — Russia (1914-1987)
*John Zeleny — USA (1872-1951)
*Frits Zernike — Netherlands (1888-1960)
*Antonino Zichichi — Italy (1929- )
*Karl Zimmer — Germany (1911-1988)
*Barton Zwiebach — USA (1954- )

See also

*List of theoretical physicists
*Genealogy of theoretical physicists
*List of plasma physicists
*List of mathematicians
*List of women scientists

External links

*Pictures of some physicists (mostly 20th century American) are collected in the [http://www.aip.org/history/esva/ Emilio Segre Visual Archives]
*20th century women in physics in the [http://cwp.library.ucla.edu/ Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics archive]


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