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Famous Physicists

Physics couldn't exist without physicists who discover the laws that govern our universe. Here you will learn about some of the most famous physicists, and about some who never quite got the popularity they deserved. It will include biographies, quotations, anecdotes, links to writings and papers, and other materials.
  1. Albert Einstein (9)
  2. Astronomer Biographies
  3. Brian Greene (3)
  4. Erwin Schrodinger (3)
  5. Famous Inventors
  6. Fred Hoyle (3)
  7. Galileo Galilei (3)
  8. Lawrence Krauss (5)
  9. Lisa Randall (2)
  10. Max Tegmark (3)
  11. Michio Kaku (3)
  12. Neil deGrasse Tyson (2)
  13. Niels Bohr (2)
  14. Richard P. Feynman (9)
  15. Sir Isaac Newton (6)
  16. Stephen Hawking (5)

Brian Cox
Brian Cox is known by some as the "rock star physicist," because he is in fact both a rock star and a physicist. He has especially risen to prominence following his work as a project leader at the Large Hadron Collider, in conjunction with a lot of work presenting science to the masses in understandable ways.

Willard S. Boyle
Willard S. Boyle is one of the recipients of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics, for groundbreaking work in developing charge-coupled devices as part of electronic/digital video and imaging systems.

George E. Smith
George E. Smith is one of the team of researchers who developed charge-coupled devices (CCDs) that have brought about a revolution in digital imaging technology. He has received numerous awards for this work, including the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics.

Charles K. Kao
Charles K. Kao is a key figure in the development of fiber optic technologies, and was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work.

Hans Bethe - Biographical Profile
A biographical of Hans Bethe, one of the most influential physicists of the twentieth centuries, whose groundbreaking work helped develop the atomic bomb and also explain how stars generate the heavier elements in our universe.

Peter Higgs - Biographical Profile
Biographical information about Peter Higgs, the physicist who hypothesized (and got credit for) the Higgs field, Higgs mechanism, and Higgs boson.

Steven Chu - Biographical Profile
Steven Chu is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and served as U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Barack Obama.

Leonard Susskind
A biographical profile of theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind, whose insights have informed fields such as quantum physics, cosmology, and string theory.

Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography is a portion of the Wolfram Research website that features biographies on several of the more prominent physicists and scientists of history. A very informative site.

Max Planck - Biographical Profile
A biographical profile of the German physicist Max Planck, often considered the founder of quantum physics.

Francois Englert - Biographical Profile
Biographical profile of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Francois Englert, one of the physicists who

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