ireland Famous Physicists from Ireland

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List of notable or famous physicists from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in Ireland and even some popular physicists who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish physicists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physicist from Ireland is included when available.

This list has a variety of people, like Ernest Walton and Robert Boyle, in it.

This historic physicists from Ireland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Irish physicists of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicists from Ireland?" These prominent physicists of Ireland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Irish physicists.

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Ernest Walton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from Ireland
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Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate for his work with John Cockcroft with "atom-smashing" experiments done at Cambridge University in the early 1930s, and so became the first person in history to artificially split the atom, thus ushering the nuclear age. ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1903-1995)

Birthplace: Dungarvan, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Physicist

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Erwin Schrödinger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicists from Ireland
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Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger, sometimes written as Erwin Schrodinger or Erwin Schroedinger, was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics: he formulated the wave equation ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1887-1961)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Physicist

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John Desmond Bernal FRS was one of the United Kingdom's best-known and most controversial scientists. Known as "Sage" to friends, Bernal is considered a pioneer in X-ray crystallography in molecular biology. He published extensively on the history of science. ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1901-1971)

Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Munster, Nenagh, Mid-West Region, + more

Profession: Physicist

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John Hegarty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from Ireland
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John Hegarty was elected 43rd Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 2001 for a ten-year term. ...more

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Birthplace: Claremorris, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Physicist, Scientist, Science writer

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