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Wilhelm RöntgenNov 8, 1895

Erwin SchrödingerJan 27, 1926

Albert EinsteinDec 5, 1932

Stephen HawkingFeb 22, 1989

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Physicist - Historical Events
Date Event
1803-10-23

English physicist John Dalton reads his essay on the absorption of gases by water and presents a series of atomic weights for 21 simple and compound elements at a meeting of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society

1820-09-25

French Physicist Francois Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself

1895-11-08

German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

1926-01-27

Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics

1932-12-05

German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America

1934-07-04

Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.

1935-11-29

Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment 'Schrödinger's cat', a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics

1936-12-10

Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry

1940-07-15

Physicist Donald Kerst becomes the first person to accelerate electrons using electromagnetic induction, reaching energies of 2.3 MeV, when his betatron device (for particle acceleration) becomes operational

1941-07-09

Dutch-American Physicist Abraham Pais is awarded his Ph.D. in Holland five days before a Nazi deadline banning Jews from receiving degrees

1942-12-02

Nuclear-Physicist Walter Zinn initiates the world's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in the world's first nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago

1945-01-15

The Manhattan Project's G-5 Group, headed by Physicist's Donald Kerst and Seth Neddermeyer, take their first betatron pictures of a nuclear implosion at the Los Alamos Laboratory

1945-07-26

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled

1945-07-28

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9

1946-05-21

Physicist Louis Slotin is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation while preparing a plutonium core experiment at the Los Alamos lab, he dies 9 days later and the accident ends all hands-on nuclear assembly work at Los Alamos

1950-02-03

Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spying charges

1970-11-04

Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee

1989-02-22

UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"

2012-12-11

British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

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Physicist - Notable Birthdays

Galileo GalileiFeb 15, 1564

Blaise PascalJun 19, 1623

Isaac NewtonDec 25, 1642

Alessandro GiuseppeFeb 18, 1745

OerstedAug 14, 1777

Christian DopplerNov 29, 1803

Johannes van der WaalsNov 23, 1837

John William StruttNov 12, 1841

Nikola TeslaJul 10, 1856

J. J. ThomsonDec 18, 1856

Robert A. MillikanMar 22, 1868

Ernest RutherfordAug 30, 1871

Albert EinsteinMar 14, 1879

Hans FischerJul 27, 1881

Niels BohrOct 7, 1885

SchrodingerAug 12, 1887

James ChadwickOct 20, 1891

Irene Joliot-CurieSep 12, 1897

Enrico FermiSep 29, 1901

Walter Houser BrattainFeb 10, 1902

Paul DiracAug 8, 1902

Cecil Frank PowellDec 5, 1903

Emilio G. SegrèJan 30, 1905

Carl David AndersonSep 3, 1905

John BardeenMay 23, 1908

William ShockleyFeb 13, 1910

Robert HofstadterFeb 5, 1915

Arthur Leonard SchawlowMay 5, 1921

Andrei SakharovMay 21, 1921

Samuel TingJan 27, 1936

Stephen HawkingJan 8, 1942

Physicist - Birthdays
Date Event
1544-05-24

William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)

1564-02-15

Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist

1567-01-04

Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect

1571-01-21

John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)

1608-10-15

Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)

1618-04-02

Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)

1623-06-19

Blaise Pascal, mathematician/physicist/religious writer (Pascal)

1625-08-13

Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)

1627-01-25

Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author (experiments with color)

1642-12-25

Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England, physicist, mathematician; astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), (d.1727)

1647-08-22

Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)

1653-03-25

Joseph Sauveur, French physicist/mathematician

1655-09-19

Jan Luyts, Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1663-08-31

Guillaume Amontons, French physicist

1688-09-26

Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist

1692-03-14

Peter Musschenbroek, Dutch physician/physicist (Leyden jar)

1700-11-19

Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (d. 1770)

1704-10-09

Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)

1711-07-22

Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)

1711-08-05

Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer

1716-10-03

Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (d. 1781)

1718-07-31

John Canton, English physicist (d. 1772)

1724-12-13

Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist

1728-04-16

Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist

1731-10-10

Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)

1732-09-06

Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (d. 1796)

1733-05-04

Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)

1736-06-14

Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, physicist (formulated Coulomb's Law)

1737-09-07

Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist/physicist

1740-02-17

Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist

1742-07-01

Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg)

1745-02-18

Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Gerolamo Umberto Volta, Como, Italy, physicist and inventor (battery)

1749-03-23

Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist

1750-03-20

Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)

1753-03-26

Benjamin Thompson, physicist (Royal Inst of Great Britain, Woburn MA)

1753-04-28

Franz K Achard, German physicist

1754-03-23

Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)

1756-11-30

Ernst Chladni, German physicist (d. 1827)

1761-12-11

Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (d. 1835)

1762-04-10

Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (d. 1834)

1766-09-06

John Dalton, English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter

1770-04-09

Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)

1770-10-22

Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (d. 1831)

1771-06-03

Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide

1774-04-21

Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)

1775-01-20

André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)

1775-07-23

Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)

1776-12-16

Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German physicist (d. 1810)

1777-03-31

Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (d. 1859)

1777-08-14

Hans Christian Oersted, Rudkøbing, Denmark, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law), (d. 1951)

1778-12-06

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)

1781-06-21

Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)

1781-12-11

David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)

1785-02-12

Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)

1785-02-22

Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Ham, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834)

1786-02-28

D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician

1786-03-25

Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist

1787-03-06

Joseph von Fraunhofer, Germany, physicist (studied Sun's spectrum)

1787-03-16

Georg Simon Ohm, Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth, German physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)

1787-03-17

George Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)

1788-03-07

Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1878)

1788-05-10

Augustin-Jean Fresnel, optics pioneer/physicist

1791-06-30

Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)

1792-04-23

John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)

1794-03-05

Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1796-12-29

Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (d. 1877)

1798-04-11

Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (d. 1854)

1798-09-11

Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/mathematician/physicist

1799-02-26

Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)

1800-01-11

Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)

1801-04-19

Gustav T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist

1801-06-16

Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)

1801-10-14

Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)

1802-02-06

Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]

1803-10-06

Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)

1803-11-29

Christian Doppler, Salzburg, Austria, physicist (Doppler effect), (d. 1853)

1804-02-12

Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)

1804-10-24

Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891)

1810-07-21

Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist

1811-06-21

Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (d. 1868)

1811-07-11

William Robert Grove, Swansea, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell

1813-12-19

Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist (ozone)

1814-08-13

Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)

1814-11-25

Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)

1818-12-24

James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)

1819-08-13

George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)

1819-09-17

Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)

1819-09-23

Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896)

1820-03-24

A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1891)

1820-07-05

William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish engineer and physicist (d. 1872)

1820-08-02

John Tyndall, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow Ireland, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect

1822-01-02

Rudolph J E Clausius, Germany, physicist (thermodynamics)

1824-03-12

Gustav R Kirchoff, Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)

1824-06-26

Kelvin, [William Thomson], British physicist (Kelvin Scale)

1824-12-17

John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)

1826-02-15

George J Stoney, Irish physicist

1830-05-10

Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)

1830-11-03

Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist

1831-06-13

James Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist (electromagnetic theory, speed of light)

1831-09-13

Andrew Noble, Greenock, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics

1832-05-07

Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)

1832-06-17

William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)

1832-11-26

Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)

1834-01-07

Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)

1834-11-19

Georg H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke)

1835-03-24

Josef Stefan, Austria, physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)

1836-09-07

August Toepler, German physicist (d. 1912)

1837-11-23

Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923)

1838-02-18

Ernst Mach, Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist

1839-02-11

Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist

1839-08-10

Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)

1839-11-18

August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt)

1840-01-23

Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)

1841-11-12

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Malden Essex, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), (d. 1919)

1841-11-16

Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)

1842-09-20

James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)

1844-02-20

Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)

1845-08-16

Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist

1845-10-28

Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)

1846-02-04

Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)

1846-04-04

Raoul Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics

1847-08-23

Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)

1847-09-14

William Edward Ayrton, London, English Physicist and Inventor

1847-10-31

Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)

1848-07-27

Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)

1848-07-27

Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland), German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium

1849-07-27

John Hopkinson, Manchester, U.K., British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law)

1850-05-18

Oliver Heaviside, London, physicist (predicted ionosphere)

1850-09-02

Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919)

1851-06-08

Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)

1852-09-15

Edward Bouchet, American physicist (d. 1918)

1852-12-04

Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (d. 1934)

1852-12-19

A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)

1853-02-06

Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (d. 1901)

1853-07-18

Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)

1853-09-21

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913)

1854-11-08

Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (d. 1919)

1855-03-27

Alfred Ewing [James Alfred Ewing], Dundee, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis)

1855-11-07

Edwin H Hall, US physicist (Hall effect)

1856-07-10

Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil

1856-08-30

Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (d. 1927)

1856-12-18

J. J. Thomson, Manchester, England, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)

1857-02-22

Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves

1858-04-23

Max Planck, German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918) father of Quantum Physics

1858-11-30

Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)

1859-02-19

Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)

1859-03-16

Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906)

1859-05-15

Pierre Curie, France, physicist (Nobel 1903)

1859-07-30

Henry Louis Smith, Greensboro, North Carolina, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph

1860-09-28

Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays

1862-03-02

Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)

1862-03-14

Vilhelm FK Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology

1862-06-07

Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

1862-07-02

William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)

1863-07-12

Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)

1864-01-13

Wilhelm K W Wien, German physicist (Nobel 1911)

1864-06-25

Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist (Nobel 1920)

1865-01-22

Friedrich Paschen, German physicist

1865-03-25

Pierre Weiss, Mulhouse, France, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism)

1865-03-30

Heinrich Rubens, German physicist

1865-05-25

Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel 1902)

1866-02-24

Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)

1868-03-22

Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923)

1868-12-05

Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)

1869-02-14

Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)

1869-04-05

Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)

1869-11-30

Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)

1870-09-30

Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)

1871-08-30

Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), (d. 1937)

1871-11-27

Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)

1872-01-11

George Washington Pierce, American physicist (d. 1956)

1872-01-23

Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)

1872-05-28

Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (d. 1917)

1873-10-23

William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)

1874-04-15

Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)

1874-07-14

Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (Actinium)

1875-02-04

Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)

1876-01-01

Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (d. 1933)

1876-04-30

Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)

1876-06-21

Willem H Keesom, physicist (helium vast)

1877-06-07

Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)

1877-09-11

James Jeans, England, physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1878-02-22

Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist (d. 1909)

1878-03-02

Wander J de Haas, Dutch physicist/son-in-law of Lorentz

1878-10-02

Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist

1878-11-07

Lise Meitner, Austrian/Swedish physicist (Protactinium)

1879-02-06

Carl Ramsauer, Berlin, Germany, professor of physics and a research physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect)

1879-03-08

Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium)

1879-03-14

Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity)

1879-04-26

Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)

1880-01-18

Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)

1880-10-30

Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)

1881-03-04

Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)

1881-03-12

Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)

1881-05-11

Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)

1881-07-19

Friedrich J H Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist)

1881-07-27

Hans Fischer, Munich Germany, physicist (Nobel 1930), (d. 1945)

1881-10-22

Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1882-04-21

Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)

1882-12-11

Max Born, Germany, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954)

1882-12-16

Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)

1885-08-12

Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)

1885-10-07

Niels Bohr, Denmark, physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)

1886-07-23

Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)

1887-07-22

Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)

1887-08-12

Erwin Schrodinger, Vienna Austria, physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, (d. 1961)

1887-09-14

Karl Taylor Compton, physicist/atomic bomb scientist

1887-11-23

Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)

1888-01-23

Paul Peter Ewald, Berlin, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97

1888-02-17

Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)

1888-11-07

Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)

1889-01-27

Balthasar van der Pol, physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)

1889-08-01

Walther Gerlach, Biebrich, German Physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern—Gerlach effect)

1890-01-10

Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)

1890-03-31

William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)

1890-12-06

Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (d. 1951)

1891-01-08

Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)

1891-03-24

Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Soviet physicist (d. 1951)

1891-10-20

James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)

1892-04-27

Louis Victor de Broglie, physicist (studied electrons)

1892-08-15

Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929)

1892-09-06

Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Appleton-layer)

1892-09-10

Arthur H Compton, US physicist (X-rays)

1893-04-29

Harold C Urey, Ind, physicist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934)

1894-07-09

Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

1894-09-15

Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (d. 1977)

1894-12-17

Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)

1896-02-04

Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)

1896-06-07

Robert Mulliken, US, chemist/physicist (Nobel 1966)

1896-08-09

Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)

1897-03-27

Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist

1897-05-27

John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)

1897-09-12

Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, (d. 1956)

1897-11-18

Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)

1898-02-11

Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist

1898-02-25

William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)

1898-06-17

Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)

1898-07-29

Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist (explored atom, Nobel 1944)

1898-08-20

Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love)

1898-11-19

Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)

1898-12-21

Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)

1898-12-22

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)

1899-03-13

John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism

1899-05-14

Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)

1899-11-03

Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (d. 1986)

1900-01-05

Dennis Gabor, Hung/Brit physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]

1900-03-19

[Jean] Frederic Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1935)

1900-04-25

Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/Us physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945)

1900-05-05

Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner

1901-03-27

Wilhelm Conrad von Roentgen, physicist (Nobel)

1901-09-29

Enrico Fermi, Rome, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938)

1901-12-05

Werner Heisenberg, German physicist/discovered uncertainty (Nobel 32)

1901-12-20

Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)

1902-02-10

Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

1902-05-03

Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)

1902-08-08

Paul Dirac, Bristol, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933), (d. 1984)

1902-10-18

Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)

1902-11-17

Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)

1903-01-12

Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist - helped develop 1st Soviet nuclear weapon

1903-01-22

Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)

1903-05-22

Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)

1903-10-06

Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

1903-11-11

Thomas Edward Allibone, Sheffield South Yorkshire, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration)

1903-12-05

Cecil Frank Powell, Tonbridge, Kent, physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950), (d.1969)

1904-02-27

Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)

1904-03-04

George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...

1904-03-11

Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist

1904-05-24

Patrick Johnson, physicist

1904-07-27

Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist

1904-10-01

Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)

1904-12-09

Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist

1904-12-22

Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)

1904-12-25

Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)

1905-01-30

Emilio G. Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton)

1905-02-01

Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist

1905-09-03

Carl David Anderson, NYC, physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), (d. 1991)

1905-09-30

Nevill Francis Mott, physicist

1905-10-23

Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)

1906-06-28

Maria Goeppert Mayer, US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)

1906-07-02

Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker

1906-07-23

Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist

1906-12-10

Walter Zinn, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor)

1907-01-23

Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)

1907-05-18

Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist

1907-06-05

Rudolf Peieris, physicist

1907-06-25

J Hans D Jensen, Germany, physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963)

1907-08-30

John Mauchly, Cincinnati Ohio, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC)

1907-09-18

Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)

1907-12-05

Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (d. 1993)

1908-05-23

John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)

1908-10-23

Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Saint Petersburg, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation)

1909-01-22

Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)

1909-06-24

William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)

1909-10-19

Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)

1909-10-30

Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)

1910-02-13

William Shockley, London, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist

1910-10-01

José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)

1910-10-25

William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)

1910-11-11

Raemer Schreiber, McMinnville Oregon, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki

1910-11-20

Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (d. 1944)

1910-12-01

Louis Slotin, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device

1911-01-17

Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]

1911-01-26

Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955

1911-03-06

Charles Frank, physicist

1911-06-13

Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968) [or Jan 17]

1911-07-09

John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)

1911-11-01

Donald William Kerst, Madison, Wisconsin, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams)

1911-11-29

Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy

1912-05-30

Alexander Langsdorf, physicist

1912-08-02

Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist

1912-08-04

Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (d. 1999)

1912-08-30

Edward M Purcell, US physicist (Nobel 1952)

1913-03-02

Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)

1913-04-27

Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)

1913-07-12

Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)

1913-08-22

Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (d. 1993)

1914-02-05

Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)

1914-03-04

Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)

1914-03-08

Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)

1914-07-02

Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990)

1914-09-07

James Van Allen, US physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts)

1915-02-05

Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist

1915-05-23

Clyde Wiegand, physicist

1915-06-11

Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)

1915-07-08

Charles Hard Townes, Greenville SC, physicist (developed lasers)

1916-12-15

Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)

1917-02-24

William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity)

1917-04-23

Jacob Kistemaker, nuclear physicist (ultra centrifuge)

1917-12-09

James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)

1917-12-20

David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)

1918-02-12

Julian S Schwinger, US physicist

1918-05-01

Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)

1918-05-11

Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)

1918-05-19

Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)

1918-05-21

Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist

1919-08-12

Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)

1919-09-21

Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist

1919-10-15

Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)

1919-10-17

Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist

1920-07-10

Owen Chamberlain, physicist/co-discoverer (antiproton, Nobel-1959)

1921-05-05

Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Mount Vernon, New York, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers

1921-05-21

Andrei Sakharov, Moscow, physicist, human rights worker (Nobel '75)

1921-06-19

Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist

1921-07-19

Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist

1921-08-08

John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)

1922-03-26

Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist

1922-04-02

Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)

1922-09-22

Chen Ning Yang, China, US physicist/disproved parity (Nobel 1957)

1923-02-02

Peter Fowler, physicist

1923-05-06

Guiseppe Martelli, physicist

1923-12-15

Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist

1924-07-11

César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)

1924-08-01

Georges Charpak, Paris, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992)

1925-02-09

Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)

1925-03-12

Leo Esaki, [Esaki Reona], Japan, physicist (Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973)

1925-04-13

Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist

1925-09-25

William Edgar Mitchell, physicist

1925-10-14

Louis Cohen, physicist

1926-01-29

Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist

1926-07-09

Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1926-09-21

Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)

1926-12-09

Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)

1927-04-15

Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)

1927-04-20

Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)

1927-04-29

Betsy Ancker-Johnson, physicist/auto company exec

1927-05-09

Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)

1928-02-01

Sam Edwards, physicist

1929-01-31

Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate

1929-05-29

Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)

1929-09-15

Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who predicted quarks

1930-02-28

Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)

1930-03-15

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1930-11-11

Hugh Everett, American physicist (d. 1982)

1931-05-31

John Schrieffer, US physicist (Nobel 1972)

1931-07-11

Tullio Regge, Italian physicist

1931-09-29

James Watson Cronin, nuclear physicist

1932-03-17

Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist

1932-10-14

Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (d. 2005)

1932-10-24

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

1932-11-02

Melvin Schwartz, New York City, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass)

1933-06-06

Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), (d. 2013)

1933-09-27

Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007)

1934-03-04

Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist

1934-12-30

John Norris Bahcall, American physicist (d. 2005)

1936-01-10

Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate

1936-01-27

Samuel Ting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, American physicist, Nobel Laureate

1936-06-08

Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2013)

1937-06-26

Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate

1938-03-26

Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate

1938-11-26

Rodney Jory, Australian physicist

1939-05-02

Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist

1940-01-04

Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)

1940-05-18

A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist

1940-06-01

Kip Thorne, American physicist

1941-06-20

Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)

1941-08-22

Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist

1941-12-02

Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)

1942-01-08

Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)

1942-12-28

Paul Horowitz, NYC, physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3)

1943-03-01

Richard H. Price, American physicist

1943-03-01

Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist

1943-06-28

Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate

1944-12-19

Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist

1945-08-01

Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate

1945-10-25

David Norman Schramm, physicist

1946-03-28

Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut

1946-07-05

Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laurete

1947-04-11

Lev Bulat, Russian physicist

1947-07-20

Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)

1948-01-20

Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician

1948-09-13

Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist

1948-10-14

Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (d. 2007)

1950-05-16

Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)

1950-07-11

Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist

1951-10-19

Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize

1952-11-05

Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist

1956-08-02

Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author

1957-03-18

Christer Fuglesang, Stockholm Sweden, physicist/astronaut (Mir backup)

1957-10-21

Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate

1963-02-09

Brian Greene, American physicist

1973-12-05

Luboš Motl, Czech physicist

Physicist - Notable Weddings

Alessandro VoltaSep 22, 1794

Johannes van der WaalsSep 27, 1865

Wilhelm RöntgenJan 19, 1872

J. J. ThomsonJan 2, 1890

Marie CurieJul 26, 1895

Robert A. MillikanApr 10, 1902

Albert EinsteinJan 6, 1903

Niels BohrAug 1, 1912

Erwin SchrödingerApr 6, 1920

James ChadwickAug 11, 1925

Irene Joliot-CurieOct 4, 1926

Enrico FermiJul 19, 1928

Edward TellerFeb 26, 1934

Emilio G. SegrèFeb 2, 1936

Paul DiracJan 2, 1937

John BardeenJul 18, 1938

Robert OppenheimerNov 1, 1940

Robert HofstadterMay 9, 1942

William ShockleyNov 23, 1955

Stephen HawkingSep 16, 1995

Physicist - Weddings
Date Event
1794-09-22

Physicist Alessandro Volta (49) weds Teresa Peregrini

1865-09-27

Physicist Johannes van der Waals (27) weds Anna Magdalena Smit (18)

1872-01-19

Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (26) weds Anna Bertha Ludwig in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

1890-01-02

Physicist J. J. Thomson (33) weds Rose Elisabeth Paget

1895-07-26

Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

1902-04-10

Physicist Robert A. Millikan (34) weds Greta Blanchard

1903-01-06

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (23) weds Mileva Maric

1912-08-01

Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark

1919-06-02

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (40) weds his cousin Elsa Lowenthal (43)

1920-04-06

Physicist Erwin Schrödinger (32) weds Annemarie Bertel

1925-08-11

Physicist James Chadwick (33) weds Aileen Stewart-Brown

1926-10-04

Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot-Curie (26) in Paris, France

1928-07-19

Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

1934-02-26

Theoretical physicist Edward Teller (25) weds Augusta Maria Harkanyi

1936-02-02

Physicist Emilio G. Segrè (31) weds jewish woman Elfriede Spiro at the Great Synagogue of Rome in Italy

1937-01-02

Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner

1938-07-18

Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell

1940-11-01

Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

1942-05-09

Physicist Robert Hofstadter (27) weds Nancy Givan

1955-11-23

Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning

1995-09-16

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (53) weds nurse Elaine Mason

Physicist - Notable Divorces

Albert EinsteinFeb 14, 1919

Physicist - Divorces
Date Event
1919-02-14

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

Physicist - Notable Deaths

Galileo GalileiJan 8, 1642

Blaise PascalAug 19, 1662

Isaac NewtonMar 31, 1727

Alessandro VoltaMar 5, 1827

OerstedMar 9, 1851

Christian DopplerMar 17, 1853

Henri BecquerelAug 25, 1908

John William StruttJun 30, 1919

Johannes van der WaalsMar 8, 1923

Ernest RutherfordOct 19, 1937

J. J. ThomsonAug 30, 1940

Nikola TeslaJan 7, 1943

Hans FischerMar 31, 1945

Robert A. MillikanDec 19, 1953

Enrico FermiNov 28, 1954

Irene Joliot-CurieMar 17, 1956

SchrodingerJan 4, 1961

Niels BohrNov 18, 1962

Cecil Frank PowellAug 9, 1969

James ChadwickJul 24, 1974

Paul DiracOct 20, 1984

Walter Houser BrattainOct 13, 1987

Emilio G. SegrèApr 22, 1989

William ShockleyAug 12, 1989

Andrei SakharovDec 14, 1989

Robert HofstadterNov 17, 1990

Carl David AndersonJan 11, 1991

John BardeenJan 30, 1991

Arthur Leonard SchawlowApr 28, 1999

Edward TellerSep 9, 2003

Physicist - Deaths
Date Event
1617-03-20

Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50

1633-11-07

Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (builder of the first submarine), dies

1639-10-07

John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68

1642-01-08

Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy

1656-04-24

Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)

1662-08-19

Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)

1663-12-28

Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)

1679-12-31

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608)

1684-05-12

Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest

1705-10-11

Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42

1727-03-31

Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84

1736-09-16

Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50

1742-02-28

Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53

1749-09-10

Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)

1753-08-06

Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)

1761-09-19

Peter Musschenbroek, physician/physicist (Leidse Bottle), dies at 69

1768-11-04

Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer, dies at 57

1770-04-25

Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700)

1772-03-22

John Canton, English physicist (b. 1718)

1777-10-05

Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)

1781-05-27

Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (b. 1716)

1787-02-12

Ruggiero Boscovich, Ital physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75

1795-05-20

Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded

1796-04-18

Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (b. 1732)

1798-12-04

Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61

1799-01-22

Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58

1799-02-19

Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)

1799-02-24

Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56

1799-12-06

Joseph Black, Scottish medical/chemist/physicist, dies at 71

1802-08-10

Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist, dies at 77

1806-08-23

Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70

1810-02-24

Henry Cavendish, physicist/chemist, dies

1812-02-24

Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)

1814-08-21

Benjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (b. 1753)

1821-04-20

Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1822-11-19

Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)

1826-06-07

Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)

1827-03-05

Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (made 1st battery), dies at 82

1827-04-03

Ernst Chladni, German physicist (b. 1756)

1827-07-14

Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (b. 1788)

1829-05-10

Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies

1831-12-10

Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (b. 1770)

1834-01-17

Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (b. 1762)

1835-06-08

Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (b. 1761)

1836-06-10

André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)

1836-08-21

Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (b. 1785)

1837-12-26

Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87

1841-03-16

Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49

1844-07-27

John Dalton, Engl physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77

1845-10-27

Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834), dies at 60

1850-05-09

Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac, chemist/physicist, dies

1851-03-09

Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73

1853-03-17

Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49

1853-10-02

D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies

1854-07-06

Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), dies at 65

1854-08-11

Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798)

1859-07-05

Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)

1862-01-01

Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801)

1862-02-03

Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer, dies at 87

1862-08-30

Charles Bernard Desormes, French Physicist and Chemist (carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide compositions), dies at 91

1863-04-10

Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77

1864-01-28

Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)

1865-02-10

Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804)

1868-05-22

Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies

1868-06-25

Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)

1870-04-04

Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)

1872-10-21

Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78

1873-03-29

Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)

1874-01-14

Johann Philipp Reis, German Physicist and Inventor, dies of lung disease at 40

1874-06-21

Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1814)

1875-08-31

Oskar Peschel, German geographer (Physicist Erdkunde), dies at 49

1877-01-24

Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (b. 1796)

1877-09-26

Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

1878-01-18

Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)

1878-01-19

Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1878-03-20

Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (b. 1814)

1879-04-04

Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (b. 1803)

1879-11-05

James Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48

1883-09-15

Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium physicist (Blue Moon), dies

1883-11-18

Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies

1885-11-26

Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71

1887-10-17

Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63

1887-11-18

Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86

1888-04-16

Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (b. 1845)

1888-08-24

Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies

1889-10-11

James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)

1891-05-11

A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1820)

1891-06-23

Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (b. 1804)

1893-01-07

Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)

1893-12-04

John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73

1894-01-01

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist (b. 1857)

1894-05-21

August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54

1895-05-23

Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96

1895-12-13

Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (b. 1800)

1896-05-27

Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)

1896-08-01

William Robert Grove, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85

1896-09-18

Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies

1897-02-07

Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49

1898-08-27

John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law) dies with three of his children in a mountaineering accident in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland at 49

1901-03-17

Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69

1901-04-01

Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70

1901-09-05

Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)

1902-04-12

Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842)

1903-02-01

George G Stokes, British physicist/pres Royal Society, dies at 83

1905-01-14

Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64

1906-01-13

Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)

1906-04-19

Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies

1906-09-05

Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (b. 1844)

1907-08-18

John Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82

1907-12-17

Kelvin of Largs, [William Thomson], Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83

1908-08-25

Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], French physicist, dies at 55

1908-11-08

William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60

1910-01-17

Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69

1910-03-04

Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)

1911-03-01

Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58

1911-03-13

Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80

1911-07-05

George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85

1914-05-27

Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies

1915-01-28

Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)

1915-08-10

Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)

1915-10-22

Andrew Noble, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, dies at 84

1916-02-19

Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78

1916-05-17

Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)

1916-12-16

Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68

1917-06-15

Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist (b. 1867)

1917-09-05

Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (b. 1872)

1919-04-04

William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86

1919-04-08

Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)

1919-06-30

John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

1919-12-13

Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (b. 1850)

1919-12-28

Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (b. 1854)

1920-08-16

J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies

1921-07-11

Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75

1922-02-23

Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish physicist (b. 1845)

1922-07-17

Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57

1922-11-16

Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)

1923-02-10

Wilhelm Rontgen, German physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 77

1923-03-08

Johannes van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85

1923-09-12

Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor (b. 1841)

1924-01-13

Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89

1925-03-27

Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92

1925-09-16

Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)

1926-02-21

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72

1926-05-30

Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)

1927-01-03

Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (b. 1856)

1927-09-12

Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1847)

1928-02-04

Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74

1928-08-30

Wilhelm Wien, Ger physicist (laws of motion, Nobel 1911), dies at 64

1929-07-27

Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, dies at 83

1931-05-09

A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78

1933-09-25

Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53

1934-01-13

Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73

1934-05-11

Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852)

1934-07-04

Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

1935-01-07

Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist, dies at 79

1937-01-23

Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (b. 1876)

1937-10-19

Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66

1937-11-23

Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)

1937-12-09

Nils Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)

1940-08-22

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist (b. 1851)

1940-08-30

J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

1940-10-11

Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1860)

1940-10-24

Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism) dies at 75

1940-12-13

Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (b. 1851)

1941-08-30

Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (b. 1874)

1942-03-10

William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)

1942-04-17

Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)

1943-01-07

Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

1944-06-10

Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (b. 1910)

1944-10-23

Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

1944-11-27

Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)

1945-03-31

Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63

1945-12-11

Charles Fabry, French physicist (b. 1867)

1946-05-30

Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist at Los Alamos, dies of radiation poisoning at 35 (b. 1910)

1946-09-16

James Jeans, English physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 69

1946-12-19

Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)

1947-02-25

Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82

1947-05-20

Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1862)

1947-10-04

Max Planck, German physicist (constantly of P, Nobel 1918), dies aged 89

1948-09-05

Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)

1949-08-31

Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies

1950-08-19

Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (b. 1871)

1951-01-10

Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)

1951-02-27

Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91

1951-04-09

Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89

1951-04-26

Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)

1951-09-18

John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies

1951-12-31

Philipp A Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher/physicist, dies at 76

1952-04-24

Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57

1952-12-24

Henry A "Hans" Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist, dies at 58

1953-08-15

Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)

1953-12-19

Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

1954-11-28

Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

1956-03-03

Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79

1956-03-17

Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 58

1957-02-02

Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (b. 1890)

1958-08-14

Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies

1958-12-15

Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)

1959-02-15

Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69

1959-10-31

Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)

1960-02-07

Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57

1960-04-23

Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies

1960-04-26

Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82

1960-10-14

Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies

1961-01-04

Erwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 73

1961-09-12

Carl Hermann, German physicist (b. 1898)

1962-11-18

Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77

1963-05-06

Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)

1964-05-21

James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)

1964-12-17

Victor Franz Hess, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)

1965-04-21

Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72

1965-08-28

Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)

1966-01-24

Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)

1966-03-01

Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)

1966-03-10

Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77

1967-01-16

Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65

1967-09-18

John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

1968-04-01

Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59

1968-07-28

Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89

1968-08-19

George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist (b. 1904)

1969-08-09

Cecil Frank Powell, British physicist, dies at 65

1969-08-18

Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81

1970-01-05

Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87

1970-11-21

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)

1971-12-31

Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (b. 1919)

1973-02-06

Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74

1973-02-11

Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65

1974-02-04

Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)

1974-07-13

Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76

1974-07-24

James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

1974-11-16

Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91

1975-02-03

William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)

1975-08-25

John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67

1975-10-30

Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1976-02-01

Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74

1976-03-04

Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (b. 1886)

1977-02-05

Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)

1977-07-04

Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (b. 1918)

1978-09-26

Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)

1979-02-09

Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)

1979-07-08

Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1906)

1979-08-10

Walther Gerlach, German Physicist (Stern—Gerlach effect) dies at 90

1980-01-08

John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)

1980-02-16

Erich Hückel, German physicist (b. 1895)

1980-09-04

Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74

1980-10-15

Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)

1980-10-27

John Van Vleck, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81

1981-09-08

Hediki Joekawa, Japans physicist (Nobel 1949) at 74

1983-09-10

Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

1984-01-07

Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

1984-04-08

Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1894)

1984-10-20

Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82

1985-02-03

Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)

1985-08-22

Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97

1986-05-31

James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)

1986-10-10

Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)

1986-10-31

Robert S Mulliken, US physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90

1987-03-19

Louis Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94

1987-10-13

Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist (transistors, Nobel 1956), dies at 85

1987-12-02

Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (b. 1914)

1988-01-11

Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89

1988-01-28

Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)

1988-02-15

Richard P Feynman, physicist (Nobel 1965, Physical Law), dies at 69

1988-03-08

Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)

1988-09-11

Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968), dies at 77

1989-04-22

Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack

1989-08-12

William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

1989-12-14

Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

1989-12-28

Hermann Oberth, German physicist (b. 1894)

1990-06-22

Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81

1990-11-10

Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)

1990-11-17

Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

1990-11-19

Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77

1991-01-11

Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

1991-01-30

John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)

1992-03-16

Yves Rocard, French physicist (b. 1903)

1992-05-15

Robert Morris Page, US physicist (radar), dies at 88

1992-08-19

Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron, dies of a brain tumor at 80

1992-10-27

David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)

1992-11-05

Arpad E Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies

1993-09-24

Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (b. 1913)

1993-12-06

Prof Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80

1993-12-25

Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)

1994-01-06

Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies

1994-06-03

Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist, dies at 89

1994-09-27

Guiseppe Martelli, physicist, dies at 71

1995-01-01

Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92

1995-03-14

William A Fowler, US nuclear/astro physicist (Nobel 1983), dies at 83

1995-04-02

Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86

1995-08-21

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84

1996-01-07

Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88

1996-03-17

Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist, dies at 83

1996-05-24

Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83

1996-07-05

Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81

1996-07-14

Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist, dies at 91

1996-08-08

Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90

1996-10-19

Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist, dies at 71

1996-10-29

Patrick Johnson, physicist, dies at 92

1996-11-08

Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73

1997-02-16

Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American physicist (b. 1912)

1997-03-04

Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (b. 1916)

1997-07-28

Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71

1997-08-20

Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)

1997-12-19

David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52

1998-05-07

Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)

1998-05-22

José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910)

1998-08-26

Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

1998-12-11

André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915)

1998-12-24

Raemer Schreiber, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, dies at 88

1999-02-15

Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)

1999-04-28

Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1921)

1999-10-17

Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915)

1999-10-27

Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)

2000-02-14

Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93

2000-07-28

Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)

2000-11-17

Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

2001-01-14

Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)

2001-03-31

Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)

2001-07-01

Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

2001-12-05

Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)

2002-01-16

Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)

2002-02-21

Harold Furth, Austrian-born physicist (b. 1939)

2002-07-18

Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)

2002-09-21

Robert L. Forward, American physicist and writer (b. 1932)

2002-10-02

Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)

2002-11-02

Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)

2003-01-12

Allan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (b. 1911)

2003-05-28

Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)

2003-09-09

Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, dies at 95

2003-09-09

Thomas Edward Allibone, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), dies at 99

2003-10-13

Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)

2003-10-15

Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

2003-12-31

Arthur R. von Hippel German-born physicist (b. 1898)

2004-03-04

George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)

2004-08-01

Philip Abelson American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1913)

2004-10-05

Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)

2005-03-06

Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

2005-03-08

César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (b. 1924)

2005-04-22

Philip Morrison, American physicist (b. 1915)

2005-08-04

Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (b. 1932)

2005-08-31

Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)

2006-02-28

Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)

2006-05-31

Raymond Davis Jr., American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

2006-08-09

James van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914)

2006-08-28

Melvin Schwartz, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)

2006-08-28

Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), dies at 73

2006-11-08

Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist

2007-01-05

Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)

2007-04-28

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)

2007-05-18

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist (b. 1932)

2007-11-30

Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)

2008-04-13

John Wheeler, American physicist and educator (b. 1911)

2009-05-19

Herbert York, American physicist (b. 1921)

2009-09-08

Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1922)

2009-11-08

Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)

2010-09-29

Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors, dies at 86

2010-11-28

Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)

2011-03-04

Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)

2011-03-04

Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate (b. 1925)

2012-01-02

David Barron, British physicist and computer scientist, at 76 (b.1935)

2013-05-16

Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 79

2013-06-15

Kenneth Wilson, American physicist and Nobel laureate, dies from lymphoma at 77

2018-03-14

Stephen Hawking, Famed Physicist, Dies at 76


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