russia Famous Physicists from Russia

1.9k views 73 items Follow Embed
List of notable or famous physicists from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in Russia and even some popular physicists who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian 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 Russia is included when available.

People on this list include Alexander Stepanovich Popov and Zhores Alferov.

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

Use this list of renowned Russian physicists to discover some new physicists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (73 items)
1

Abraham Alikhanov


Abraham Isahakovich Alikhanov was a Soviet Armenian physicist, academic of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1945, he founded and became director of the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics. ...more

More About

Age: Died at 66 (1904-1970)

Birthplace: Ganja, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan

Profession: Physicist

see more on Abraham Alikhanov
2

Aleksandr Chudakov


Aleksandr Evgenievich Chudakov was a Soviet Russian physicist in the field of cosmic-ray physics, known for Chudakov Effect, the effect of decreasing ionization losses for narrow electron-positron pairs and for experimentally confirming existence of the transition radiation. He was also the chairman ...more

More About

Age: Died at 80 (1921-2001)

Birthplace: Russia

Profession: Physicist

see more on Aleksandr Chudakov
Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from Russia
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, was a Soviet/Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and mountaineer. ...more

More About

Age: Died at 87 (1912-1999)

Birthplace: Soviet Union

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher

see more on Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov
Alexander Friedmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from Russia
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann was a Russian and Soviet physicist and mathematician. He is best known for his pioneering theory that the universe was expanding, governed by a set of equations he developed now known as the Friedmann equations. ...more

More About

Age: Died at 37 (1888-1925)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist

see more on Alexander Friedmann
5

Alexander Ivanovich Popov


More About

Age: 72

Birthplace: Saratov Oblast, Russia

Profession: Physicist

see more on Alexander Ivanovich Popov
Alexander Markovich Polyakov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Physicists from Russia
Photo: Freebase/Fair use

Alexander Markovich Polyakov is a theoretical physicist, formerly at the Landau Institute in Moscow and, since 1990, at Princeton University. ...more

More About

Age: 70

Birthplace: Soviet Union

Profession: Physicist

see more on Alexander Markovich Polyakov

Alexander Mikhaylovich Prokhorov, or Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov, was a Soviet physicist known for his pioneering research on lasers and masers for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 with Charles Hard Townes and Nikolay Basov. ...more

More About

Age: Died at 86 (1916-2002)

Birthplace: Atherton, Australia

Profession: Physicist

see more on Alexander Prokhorov
Alexander Stepanovich Popov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Physicists from Russia
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Alexander Stepanovich Popov was a Russian physicist who is acclaimed in his homeland and eastern European countries as the inventor of radio. Popov's work as a teacher at a Russian naval school led him to explore high frequency electrical phenomena. On May 7, 1895 he presented a paper on a wireless ...more

More About

Age: Died at 47 (1859-1906)

Birthplace: Krasnoturyinsk, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Eurasia, Russia Ural Federal District

Profession: Physicist, Inventor

see more on Alexander Stepanovich Popov