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List of notable or famous physicists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in Australia and even some popular physicists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian 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 Australia is included when available.

List is made up of people like William Lawrence Bragg and Paul Davies.

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

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Christopher Stewart "Chris" Wallace was an Australian computer scientist notable for having devised: The minimum message length principle — an information-theoretic principle in statistics, econometrics, machine learning, inductive inference and knowledge discovery which can be seen both as a mathematical formalisation of Occam's Razor and as an invariant Bayesian method of model selection and point estimation, The Wallace tree multiplier, a variety of random number generators, a theory in physics and philosophy that entropy is not the arrow of time, a refrigeration system, hardware for detecting and counting cosmic rays, design of computer operating systems, and a vast range of other works ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 71 (1933-2004)

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David Blair


David G. Blair is an Australian physicist and professor at the University of Western Australia and Director of the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre. Blair works on methods for the detection of gravitational waves. He developed the niobium bar gravitational wave detector NIOBE, which achieved the lowest observed noise temperature participated in worldwide collaboration that set the best limit on the burst events in 2001. He has been responsible for numerous innovations including the 1984 invention of the first sapphire clock - a super precise timepiece designed for space as well as underpinning the research of the Frequency Stability Group at The University of Western ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

David J. Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from Australia
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David J. Smith is a Regents' Professor of physics at Arizona State University. He is an Australian experimental physicist and his research is focussed on using the electron microscope to study the microstructure of different materials. He is a pioneer in high-resolution relectron microscopy technique and is very well known in his field. His interests are focused on thin films, nanostructures, novel materials and magnetism. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

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David Pegg


Professor David Pegg is an emeritus Professor in theoretical physics at Griffith University, Australia. In his career he has made numerous contributions to NMR, quantum optics and conceptual physics including the nature of time. His h-index is at least 38. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a recipient of the Harrie Massey Medal for Australian physics and of the Centenary Medal for his contribution to quantum theory. He is best known for the Pegg-Barnett phase formalism that provides a quantum mechanical description of the phase of light, for the invention of the DEPT sequence for nuclear magnetic resonance ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76