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

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Ludwig Boltzmann to Walter Kohn.

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

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Andreas von Ettingshausen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from Austria
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Andreas Freiherr von Ettingshausen was a German mathematician and physicist. Ettingshausen studied philosophy and jurisprudence in Vienna. In 1817, he joined the University of Vienna and taught mathematics and physics. In 1819 he became professor of physics at the University of Innsbruck and 1821 ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1796-1878)

Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist

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Berta Karlik was an Austrian physicist. She worked for the University of Vienna, eventually becoming the first female professor at the institution. While working with Ernst Foyn she published a paper on the radioactivity of seawater. She discovered that the element 85 astatine is a product of the ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1904-1990)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Physicist

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Carl Auer von Welsbach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from Austria
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Carl Auer von Welsbach, also known as Carl Auer, Freiherr von Welsbach was an Austrian scientist and inventor who had a talent not only for discovering advances, but also for turning them into commercially successful products. He is particularly well known for his work on rare earth elements, which ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1858-1929)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Inventor

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Christian Doppler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from Austria
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Christian Andreas Doppler was an Austrian mathematician and physicist. He is celebrated for his principle — known as the Doppler effect — that the observed frequency of a wave depends on the relative speed of the source and the observer. He used this concept to explain the color of binary stars. ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1803-1853)

Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist

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