Physicist Authors

James Van Allen
American Physicist
James Alfred Van Allen was an American space scientist at the University of Iowa. Wikipedia
John Arbuthnot
Scottish Physicist
John Arbuthnot, often known simply as Dr Arbuthnot, , was a physician, satirist and polymath in London. He is best remembered for his contributions to mathematics, his membership in the Scriblerus Club , and for inventing the figure of John Bull. Wikipedia
John S. Bell
Irish Physicist
John Stewart Bell FRS was an Northern Irish physicist, and the originator of Bell's theorem, a significant theorem in quantum physics regarding hidden variable theories. Wikipedia
Niels Bohr
Danish Physicist
Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Wikipedia
Walther Bothe
German Physicist
Walther Wilhelm Georg Bothe was a German nuclear physicist, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954 with Max Born. Wikipedia
John Henry Carver
Australian Physicist
John Henry Carver AM was an Australian physicist who worked in nuclear and atmospheric physics. Wikipedia
Eric Allin Cornell
American Physicist
Eric Allin Cornell is an American physicist who, along with Carl E. Wieman, was able to synthesize the first Bose-Einstein condensate in 1995. For their efforts, Cornell, Wieman, and Wolfgang Ketterle shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001. Wikipedia
James Cronin
American Physicist
James Watson Cronin is an American nuclear physicist. Wikipedia
Paul Dirac
British Physicist
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, OM, FRS was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. Wikipedia
David Douglass
American Physicist
David H. Douglass is an American physicist at the University of Rochester. Prof. Douglass received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Maine and his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wikipedia
Freeman Dyson
American Physicist
Freeman John Dyson FRS is a British-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician, famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. Wikipedia
Albert Einstein
German Physicist
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics . Wikipedia
Enrico Fermi
Italian Physicist
Enrico Fermi was an Italian theoretical and experimental physicist, best known for his work on the development of Chicago Pile-1, the first nuclear reactor, and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle... Wikipedia
Richard P. Feynman
American Physicist
Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as... Wikipedia
Jerome Isaac Friedman
American Physicist
Dr. Jerome Isaac Friedman, Ph.D is an American physicist. Wikipedia
Klaus Fuchs
German Physicist
Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs was a German theoretical physicist and atomic spy who in 1950 was convicted of supplying information from the American, British and Canadian atomic bomb research to the Soviet Union during and shortly after World War II. Wikipedia
Gordon Gould
American Physicist
Gordon Gould was an American physicist who is widely, but not universally, credited with the invention of the laser. Wikipedia
Brian Greene
American Physicist
Brian Greene is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996. Greene has worked on mirror symmetry, relating two different Calabi-Yau manifolds . Wikipedia
Serge Haroche
French Physicist
Serge Haroche is a French physicist who was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with David J. Wikipedia
Stephen Hawking
English Physicist
Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. Wikipedia
Werner Heisenberg
German Physicist
Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932 "for the creation of quantum mechanics". Wikipedia
Hermann von Helmholtz
German Physicist
Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz was a German physician and physicist who made significant contributions to several widely varied areas of modern science. Wikipedia
Victor Francis Hess
American Physicist
Victor Francis Hess was an Austrian-American physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics, who discovered cosmic rays. Wikipedia
Rolf-Dieter Heuer
German Physicist
Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer is a German particle physicist and the Director General of CERN since 2009. Wikipedia
James Jeans
English Physicist
Sir James Hopwood Jeans OM FRS MA DSc ScD LLD was an English physicist, astronomer and mathematician. Wikipedia
James Prescott Joule
English Physicist
James Prescott Joule FRS was an English physicist and brewer, born in Salford, Lancashire. Joule studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work . Wikipedia
Aaron Klug
British Physicist
Sir Aaron Klug, OM, PRS is a Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important... Wikipedia
Walter Kohn
Austrian Physicist
Walter Samuel Gerst Kohn is an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998. Wikipedia
Kanya Kusano
Japanese Physicist
Robert B. Laughlin
American Physicist
Robert Betts Laughlin is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. Along with Horst L. Störmer of Columbia University and Daniel C. Wikipedia
Oliver Joseph Lodge
English Physicist
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy. Wikipedia
Ernst Mach
Austrian Physicist
Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach was an Austrian physicist and philosopher, noted for his contributions to physics such as the Mach number and the study of shock waves. Wikipedia
Murray Gell-Mann
American Physicist
Murray Gell-Mann is an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. Wikipedia
Simon van der Meer
Dutch Physicist
Simon van der Meer was a Dutch particle accelerator physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Carlo Rubbia for contributions to the CERN project which led to the discovery of the W and Z particles, two of the most fundamental... Wikipedia
Austin O'Malley
American Physicist
Austin O'Malley is a Gaelic football player for Wicklow and St Patricks. O'Malley won the Dublin Senior Football Championship with UCD in 2006. The Louisburgh native was involved in a messy transfer process which brought him to St. Wikipedia
J. Robert Oppenheimer
American Physicist
Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Wikipedia
Wolfgang Pauli
Austrian Physicist
Wolfgang Ernst Pauli was an Austrian theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics. Wikipedia
Roger Penrose
English Physicist
Sir Roger Penrose  FRS , is an English mathematical physicist, recreational mathematician and philosopher. Wikipedia
Martin Lewis Perl
American Physicist
Martin Lewis Perl is an American physicist, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 for his discovery of the tau lepton. Wikipedia
John Polkinghorne
British Physicist
The Rev. John Charlton Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, writer, and Anglican priest. Wikipedia
Cecil Frank Powell
British Physicist
Cecil Frank Powell, FRS was a British physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion , a subatomic particle. Wikipedia
Ilya Prigogine
Belgian Physicist
Viscount Ilya Romanovich Prigogine was a Belgian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate noted for his work on dissipative structures, complex systems, and irreversibility. Wikipedia
Frederick Reines
American Physicist
Frederick Reines was an American physicist. Wikipedia
Joseph Rotblat
Polish Physicist
Sir Joseph Rotblat KCMG CBE FRS , born Józef Rotblat, was a Polish-born British-naturalised physicist. Wikipedia
Andrei Sakharov
Russian Physicist
Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov was a Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist. Wikipedia
Johannes Stark
Johannes Stark was a German physicist, and Physics Nobel Prize laureate who was closely involved with the Deutsche Physik movement under the Nazi regime. Wikipedia
Jack Steinberger
American Physicist
Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger is a German-American-Swiss physicist currently residing near Geneva, Switzerland. Wikipedia
Edward Teller
American Physicist
Edward Teller was a Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist, known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", even though he claimed he did not care for the title. Wikipedia
Frank Tipler
Frank Jennings Tipler is a mathematical physicist and cosmologist, holding a joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Physics at Tulane University. Wikipedia
John Tyndall
English Physicist
John Tyndall FRS was a prominent 19th century physicist. His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Later he studied thermal radiation, and produced a number of discoveries about processes in the atmosphere. Wikipedia
John Archibald Wheeler
American Physicist
John Archibald Wheeler was an American theoretical physicist who was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wikipedia
Eugene Wigner
American Physicist
Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner, ForMemRS , was a Hungarian American theoretical physicist and mathematician. Wikipedia
Chen Ning Yang
American Physicist
Chen-Ning Franklin Yang is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel prize in physics for their work on parity nonconservation of weak interaction. Wikipedia
Pieter Zeeman
Dutch Physicist
Pieter Zeeman was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hendrik Lorentz for his discovery of the Zeeman effect. Wikipedia