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List of famous male physicists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male physicists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being physicists. There are thousand of males working as physicists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic physicists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a physicist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male physicists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male physicists?" and "Who are the best male physicists?"
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Physicists
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Physicists
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Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, first published in 1687, laid the foundations for ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1643-1727)

Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher, + more

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Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Physicists
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Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems ...more

Age: 75

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Professor, Screenwriter, Scientist, + more

Credits: A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking's Universe, Hawking, The 11th Hour

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Physicists
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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1856-1943)

Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia

Profession: Futurist, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Mechanical engineer, + more

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