Nuclear Physicist in History

Historical Events

  • 1950-02-03 Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spying charges
  • 1970-11-04 Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee

Famous Birthdays

  • 1898-08-20 Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love)

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1901-09-29 Enrico Fermi, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938), born in Rome, Italy

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1903-01-12 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist - helped develop 1st Soviet nuclear weapon
  • 1904-03-04 George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...
  • 1904-03-11 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • 1905-10-23 Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1906-06-28 Maria Goeppert Mayer, US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • 1906-07-23 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist
  • 1907-05-18 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist
  • 1911-01-26 Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
  • 1911-11-29 Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy

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1915-02-05 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

  • 1917-04-23 Jacob Kistemaker, nuclear physicist (ultra centrifuge)

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1921-05-21 Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (1975 Nobel), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1989)

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1922-04-02 Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)
  • 1930-11-22 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • 1931-09-29 James Cronin, nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1948-10-14 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1950-07-11 Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist

Famous Deaths


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1954-11-28 Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1958-08-14 Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies
  • 1960-02-07 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
  • 1960-04-23 Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies
  • 1967-01-16 Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
  • 1980-09-04 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • 1988-01-11 Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89

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1990-11-17 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75

  • 1996-01-07 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • 2007-11-30 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)
  • 2016-08-25 James Cronin, American nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), dies at 84