Famous People who Majored in Mathematics And Physics

List of famous people who majored in mathematics and physics, including photos when available. This list of famous mathematics and physics majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in mathematics and physics. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in mathematics and physics you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

This is a list that includes people like Albert Einstein and Aza Raskin.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were mathematics and physics majors?" and "Which famous people studied mathematics and physics?"

  • Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = m c 2 {\displaystyle E=mc^{2}} , which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
    • Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
  • Aza Raskin
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    Aza Raskin (born February 1, 1984) is an American interface designer. He is the son of human-computer interface expert and initiator of the Macintosh project at Apple, Jef Raskin. Raskin has been noted for continuing his father's work in project Archy, for working as head of user experience at Mozilla Labs and lead designer for Firefox, and for his participation in various start-up companies. He is one of the cofounders of the Center for Humane Technology.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: California
  • Tushar Dave has cofounded and funded a host of successful cross-border companies, leading him to his current role as Cofounder and Managing Member of New Path Ventures LLC. Before founding New Path Ventures, Dave was Vice President of Business Development at Broadcom Corporation, helping Broadcom enter new markets through his aggressive acquisition strategy. In 1997 Dave founded digital TV solutions provider Armedia, Inc. Prior to Armedia, Dave was Cofounder and Chairman, President and CEO of Arcus Technology. He arrived at Arcus from VLSI Technology, where he was Strategic Marketing Manager and a member of VLSI's Corporate Strategic Team. Prior to VLSI, Dave led innovations as a design ...more
  • Kenneth E. Iverson
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    Kenneth Eugene Iverson (17 December 1920 – 19 October 2004) was a Canadian computer scientist noted for the development of the programming language APL. He was honored with the Turing Award in 1979 "for his pioneering effort in programming languages and mathematical notation resulting in what the computing field now knows as APL; for his contributions to the implementation of interactive systems, to educational uses of APL, and to programming language theory and practice".
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1920-2004)
    • Birthplace: Camrose, Canada
  • Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo (27 October 1917 – 24 April 1993), also known as O. R. Tambo, was a South African anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary who served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1967 to 1991.
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1917-1993)
    • Birthplace: Bizana, Eastern Cape
  • Dr. B.J. Stanbery has achieved an illustrious career spanning more than 28 years in the solar industry. He is an expert in the business and science of photovoltaic materials. In 2005, he won international recognition for his theoretical model of CIGS. Representing his ongoing commitment to understanding the device physics behind this thin-film material, his Intra-Absorber Junction (IAJ) model revealed that CIGS’s inherent physical properties make it one of nature’s best solar materials. He founded HelioVolt to develop and commercialize his groundbreaking FASST™ process for applying CIGS thin-film photovoltaics directly onto conventional construction materials. Prior, Dr. Stanbery managed ...more