Physicists in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 447


Person of interestEdward Teller

1908-01-15 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2003)

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller

Person of interestJohn Bardeen

1908-05-23 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1991)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1908-10-23 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1990
  • 1908-11-04 Joseph Rotblat, Polish Physicist, Nobel Peace Prize 1995, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • 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 nuclear physicist, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1966)

Person of interestWilliam Shockley

1910-02-13 William Shockley, American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, born in London, England (d. 1989)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • 1910-10-01 José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)
  • 1910-10-25 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1994)

Person of interestRaemer Schreiber

1910-11-11 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, born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 1998)

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1910-11-20 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist and mathematician, born in Hattem, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1910-12-01 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1911-03-06 Charles Frank, physicist
  • 1911-06-05 Arthur Vick, British physicist and vice chancellor (Queens University, Belfast), born in Solihull, England (d. 1998)
  • 1911-06-13 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1988)
  • 1911-07-09 John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (first American involved in the theoretical development of the atomic bomb), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2008)
  • 1911-11-01 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1912-05-30 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist
  • 1912-05-31 Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (conducted the Wu experiment), born in Liuhe, China (d. 1997)
  • 1912-08-04 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, born in Volyn, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1999)
  • 1912-08-30 Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist (Nobel 1952), born in Taylorville, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1913-03-02 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • 1913-04-27 Philip Abelson, American physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2004)
  • 1913-07-12 Willis Lamb, American physicist (Nobel 1955), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • 1914-03-04 Robert R. Wilson, American physicist (The Manhattan Project), sculptor and architect , born in , Frontier, Wyoming (d. 2000)
  • 1914-03-08 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1987)
  • 1914-05-27 Hugh Le Caine, Canadian physicist and composer, born in Thunder Bay, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1914-07-02 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and electrical engineer, born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1914-09-05 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile (d. 2018)
  • 1914-09-07 James Van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • 1915-05-23 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • 1915-06-11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1915-07-28 Charles Hard Townes, American Physicist and inventor (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1915-11-07 Philip Morrison, American physicist, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1916-12-15 Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born English physicist (Nobel 1962-X-ray diffraction studies of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) proved crucial to the determination of DNA’s molecular structure by James D. Watson and Francis Crick), born in Pongaroa, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1917-02-24 William Fairbank, physicist (superconductivity), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1917-09-12 Seamas NacNeill, Classical physicist and piper, born in Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • 1917-12-09 James Rainwater, American physicist (Nobel 1975-determining the asymmetrical shapes of certain atomic nuclei), born in Council, Idaho (d. 1986)
  • 1917-12-20 David Bohm, American physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1918-02-12 Julian Schwinger, US physicist (1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for quantum electrodynamics), born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • 1918-05-01 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1918-05-19 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • 1918-05-21 Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist
  • 1918-12-06 Harold Horace Hopkins, British physicist and inventor (Endoscope), born in Leicester, England (d. 1994)
  • 1919-08-12 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • 1919-09-21 Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1919-10-15 Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist, born in Momence, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1919-10-17 Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist
  • 1920-07-10 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist (antiproton, Nobel-1959), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2006)

Person of interestGordon Gould

1920-07-17 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • 1921-01-05 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit), born in Konolfingen, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1921-01-18 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in Tokyo (d. 2015)

Person of interestJoseph A. Walker

1921-02-20 Joseph A. Walker, American experimental physicist, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)

Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot Joseph A. Walker
Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot
Joseph A. Walker

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

1921-05-05 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1921-07-19 Rosalyn Yalow, American medical physicist (Nobel 1977), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1921-08-08 John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1921-08-22 James Menter, British physicist and principal (Queen Mary College), born in Teynham, Kent (d. 2006)
  • 1922-03-26 Oscar Sala, Italian-born Brazilian nuclear physicist, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1922-04-02 Nicolay G. Basov, Soviet physicist who specialized in quantum electronics (laser, maser) and 1964 Nobel laureate, born in Usman, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1922-07-15 Leon M. Lederman, American experimental physicist (1982 Nobel Prize for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1922-09-09 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Gorlitz (d. 2017)
  • 1922-09-22 Chen Ning Yang, China, US physicist/disproved parity (Nobel 1957)
  • 1923-02-02 Peter Fowler, physicist
  • 1923-05-06 Guiseppe Martelli, Italian physicist, born in Pistoia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1923-12-15 Freeman Dyson, American physicist (known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering), born in Crowthorne, Berkshire, England (d. 2020)
  • 1924-07-11 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1924-08-01 Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • 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 Neville Robinson, English physicist, born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1925-09-25 William Mitchell, British physicist, born in Kingsbridge, Devon, England (d. 2002)
  • 1925-10-20 Theodore Hall, American Physicist and atomic spy for the Soviet Union, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1925-11-24 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1926-07-09 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-Danish physicist (Nobel 1975), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-09-21 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist (Nobel 1960), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1926-12-09 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist (Nobel 1990-pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1927-04-15 Robert Mills, American physicist (quantum field theory), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1927-04-20 Karl Alexander Müller, Swiss superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987), born in Basel. Switzerland
  • 1927-04-29 Betsy Ancker-Johnson, American physicist and auto company executive, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1927-05-09 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • 1927-06-24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1928-02-01 Sir Samuel "Sam" Edwards, Welsh physicist (condensed matter physics), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1928-06-25 Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), born in Moscow (d. 2017)
  • 1929-01-31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1929-09-15 Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist who predicted quarks (the theory of elementary particles), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York
  • 1930-02-28 Leon Cooper, American physicist who co-developed the BCS theory of superconductivity (Nobel 1972), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1930-03-15 Zhores Alferov, Soviet-Russian physicist (2000 Nobel Prize in Physics), born in Vitebsk, Soviet Union (d. 2019)
  • 1930-11-11 Hugh Everett, American physicist (many-worlds-interpretation of quantum physics), born in Washington D.C. (d. 1982)
  • 1931-04-25 Felix Berezin, Russian physicist and mathematician (Berezin integral), born in Moscow (d. 1980)
  • 1931-05-31 John Schrieffer, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
  • 1931-07-11 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • 1931-08-08 Roger Penrose, English physicist (2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for work on black holes), born in Colchester, England
  • 1932-03-17 Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
  • 1932-08-15 Robert L. Forward, American physicist and sci-fi writer (Dragon's Egg, Starquake), born in Geneva, NY (d. 2002)
  • 1932-09-29 Rainer Weiss, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, LIGO), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1932-10-14 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist, born in Kolomna, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1932-10-24 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (1991), born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • 1932-11-02 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 417


Person of interestEmilio G. Segrè

1989-04-22 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist & Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè

Person of interestWilliam Shockley

1989-08-12 William Shockley, American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, dies of prostate cancer at 79

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley

Person of interestAndrei Sakharov

1989-12-14 Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist & dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1989-12-28 Hermann Oberth, German physicist (founded modern astronautics), dies at 95
  • 1990-06-22 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • 1990-11-10 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 76
  • 1990-11-19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • 1990-12-14 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss playwright & novelist (The Physicists, The Visit). dies of heart failure at 69

Person of interestCarl David Anderson

1991-01-11 Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson

Person of interestJohn Bardeen

1991-01-30 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), dies of heart disease at 82

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1991-09-09 Edwin M. McMillan, American physicist and discoverer of plutonium (Nobel 1951), dies at 83
  • 1992-03-16 Yves Rocard, French physicist (helped develop the atomic bomb for France), dies at 88
  • 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 Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies at 89
  • 1993-12-06 Prof Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80
  • 1993-12-25 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1993-12-30 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (Contribution to the discovery of the pion or pi-meson decay), dies at 86
  • 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, Italian physicist, dies at 71
  • 1994-10-22 Harold Horace Hopkins, British physicist and inventor (Endoscope), dies at 75
  • 1994-11-10 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), dies at 84
  • 1995-01-01 Eugene Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92
  • 1995-03-14 William Fowler, American astrophysicist (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
  • 1995-09-19 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), dies at 88
  • 1996-04-04 Seamas NacNeill, Classical physicist and piper, dies at 79
  • 1996-05-24 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83
  • 1996-07-05 Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81
  • 1996-07-14 Kenneth Bainbridge, American physicist (measurements of mass differences between nuclear isotopes), dies at 91
  • 1996-08-08 Nevill Francis Mott, British physicist (1977 Nobel Prize for Physics for work on amorphous semiconductors), dies at 90
  • 1996-10-19 Neville Robinson, English physicist, dies at 71
  • 1996-10-29 Patrick Johnson, English physicist, dies at 92
  • 1996-11-08 Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73
  • 1997-02-16 Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (conduced the Wu experiment) dies at 84
  • 1997-03-04 Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (b. 1916)
  • 1997-03-07 Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • 1997-08-20 Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
  • 1997-12-19 David Schramm, American astrophysicist (pioneer in establishing particle astrophysics as a vibrant research field), 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)

Person of interestRaemer Schreiber

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

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1999-02-15 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist (Nobel 1990-pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics), dies at 72

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

1999-04-28 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, dies of leukemia at 77

  • 1999-07-27 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, dies at 86
  • 1999-10-17 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist, dies at 84
  • 1999-10-27 Robert Mills, American physicist (quantum field theory), dies at 72
  • 1999-11-01 Theodore Hall, American physicist and Atomic Spy for the Soviet Union, dies at 74
  • 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 Nicolay G. Basov, Soviet physicist who specialized in quantum electronics (laser, maser) and 1964 Nobel laureate, dies at 78
  • 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-American physicist, dies at 72
  • 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)
  • 2002-10-30 William Mitchell, British physicist, dies at 77
  • 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)

Person of interestEdward Teller

2003-09-09 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), dies at 95

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • 2003-09-09 Thomas 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 physicist (pioneer in the study of dielectrics, ferromagnetic and ferroelectric materials, and semiconductors and was a codeveloper of radar during World War II), dies at 105
  • 2004-03-04 George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)
  • 2004-08-01 Philip Abelson, American physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 91
  • 2004-10-05 Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born English physicist (Nobel 1962-X-ray diffraction studies of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) proved crucial to the determination of DNA’s molecular structure by James D. Watson and Francis Crick), dies at 87
  • 2005-03-06 Hans Bethe, German-American quantum physicist (Nobel 1967), dies at 98
  • 2005-03-08 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (b. 1924)
  • 2005-04-22 Philip Morrison, American physicist, dies at 89
  • 2005-08-04 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • 2005-08-31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)

Person of interestGordon Gould

2005-09-16 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) dies at 85

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • 2006-02-28 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist (antiproton, Nobel-1959), dies at 85
  • 2006-05-31 Raymond Davis Jr., American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • 2006-08-09 James van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), dies at 91
  • 2006-08-28 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), dies at 73
  • 2007-01-05 Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet. dies of kidney and lung cancer at 83 [1]
  • 2007-04-28 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist & philosopher, dies at 94
  • 2007-05-18 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist & Nobel Prize laureate (1991), dies at 74
  • 2008-04-13 John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (first American involved in the theoretical development of the atomic bomb), dies at 96
  • 2008-05-15 Willis Lamb, American physicist (Nobel 1955), dies at 94
  • 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 (Nobel 1992), 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 who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, dies at 85
  • 2011-05-30 Rosalyn Yalow, American medical physicist (Nobel 1977), dies at 89
  • 2012-01-02 David Barron, British physicist & computer scientist, at 76 (b.1935)

Famous Physicists