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English mathematical physicist, mathematician, philosopher of science and Nobel Laureate in Physics. Wikipedia

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    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. The Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009. Wikipedia

  • Frank Wilczek

    American theoretical physicist, mathematician and a Nobel laureate. Currently the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Founding Director of T. D. Lee Institute and Chief Scientist at the Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University (ASU) and full Professor at Stockholm University. Wikipedia

  • Peter Higgs

    British theoretical physicist, Emeritus Professor in the University of Edinburgh, and Nobel Prize laureate for his work on the mass of subatomic particles. In the 1960s, Higgs proposed that broken symmetry in electroweak theory could explain the origin of mass of elementary particles in general and of the W and Z bosons in particular. Wikipedia

  • Kip Thorne

    American theoretical physicist known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology until 2009 and is one of the world's leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Wikipedia

  • List of atheists in science and technology

    List of atheists in science and technology. A mere statement by a person that he or she does not believe in God does not meet the criteria for inclusion on this list. Wikipedia

  • William Penney, Baron Penney

    English mathematician and professor of mathematical physics at the Imperial College London and later the rector of Imperial College. He had a leading role in the development of Britain's nuclear programme, a clandestine programme started in 1942 during World War II which produced the first British atomic bomb in 1952. Wikipedia

  • E. T. Whittaker

    British mathematician, physicist, and historian of science. Leading mathematical scholar of the early twentieth century who contributed widely to applied mathematics and was renowned for his research in mathematical physics and numerical analysis, including the theory of special functions, along with his contributions to astronomy, celestial mechanics, the history of physics, and digital signal processing. Wikipedia

  • John Cockcroft

    British physicist who shared with Ernest Walton the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951 for splitting the atomic nucleus, and was instrumental in the development of nuclear power. Apprentice at Metropolitan Vickers Trafford Park and was also a member of their research staff. Wikipedia

  • Steven Chu

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  • J. J. Thomson

    British physicist and Nobel Laureate in Physics, credited with the discovery of the electron, the first subatomic particle to be discovered. In 1897, Thomson showed that cathode rays were composed of previously unknown negatively charged particles (now called electrons), which he calculated must have bodies much smaller than atoms and a very large charge-to-mass ratio. Wikipedia

  • Freeman Dyson

    British-American theoretical and mathematical physicist, mathematician, and statistician known for his works in quantum field theory, astrophysics, random matrices, mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and engineering. Professor Emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College, and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Wikipedia

  • Michael Atiyah

    British-Lebanese mathematician specialising in geometry. Atiyah grew up in Sudan and Egypt but spent most of his academic life in the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge and in the United States at the Institute for Advanced Study. Wikipedia

  • Paul Dirac

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  • Asghar Qadir

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  • Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.

    American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Russell Alan Hulse of a "new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation." Born in Philadelphia to Joseph Hooton Taylor Sr. and Sylvia Evans Taylor, both of whom had Quaker roots for many generations, and grew up in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey. Wikipedia

  • George Paget Thomson

    English physicist and Nobel laureate in physics recognized for his discovery of the wave properties of the electron by electron diffraction. Born in Cambridge, England, the son of physicist and Nobel laureate J. J. Thomson and Rose Elisabeth Paget, daughter of George Edward Paget. Wikipedia

  • Steven Weinberg

    American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles. Member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments. Wikipedia

  • William Henry Bragg

    English physicist, chemist, mathematician, and active sportsman who uniquely shared a Nobel Prize with his son Lawrence Bragg – the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics: "for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays". Named after him and his son. Wikipedia

  • Alfred North Whitehead

    English mathematician and philosopher. Best known as the defining figure of the philosophical school known as process philosophy, which today has found application to a wide variety of disciplines, including ecology, theology, education, physics, biology, economics, and psychology, among other areas. Wikipedia

  • John L. Hall

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  • Leonard Susskind

    American physicist, who is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University, and founding director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. His research interests include string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics and quantum cosmology. Wikipedia

  • Frederick Sanger

    British biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, one of only two people to have done so in the same category (the other is John Bardeen in physics), the fourth person overall with, and the third person overall with two Nobel Prizes in the sciences. Awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin". Wikipedia

  • Abdus Salam

    Pakistani theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. Wikipedia

  • English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. Wikipedia

  • Richard Feynman

    American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as his work in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model. For contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga. Wikipedia

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  • Murray Gell-Mann

    American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. The Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology, a distinguished fellow and one of the co-founders of the Santa Fe Institute, a professor of physics at the University of New Mexico, and the Presidential Professor of Physics and Medicine at the University of Southern California. Wikipedia

  • Bertrand Russell

    British polymath, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. Throughout his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, although he sometimes suggested that his sceptical nature had led him to feel that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense". Wikipedia

  • Arthur Eddington

    English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. Also a philosopher of science and a populariser of science. Wikipedia

  • Vitaly Ginzburg

    Soviet and Russian theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, Nobel laureate, a member of the Soviet and Russian Academies of Sciences and one of the fathers of the Soviet hydrogen bomb. The successor to Igor Tamm as head of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences , and an outspoken atheist. Wikipedia

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