Famous Physicists from Canada

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

This list includes Alexander Graham Bell, Steve MacLean and more.

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

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    • Birthplace: Tracadie-Sheila, Saumarez Parish, New Brunswick, Canada
    Alain Haché (born 14 December 1970, in Tracadie, New Brunswick) is an experimental physicist, a professor at the University of Moncton, Canada. From 2003 to 2013 he held the Canada Research Chair in ...more
  • Alastair G. W. Cameron
    Dec. at 80 (1925-2005)
    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
    Alastair G. W. (Graham Walter) Cameron (21 June 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – 3 October 2005 in Tucson, Arizona, USA) was a Canadian astrophysicist and space scientist who was an eminent staff ...more
  • Alexander Graham Bell
    Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first ...more
  • Allan Carswell

    Allan Carswell

    Age: 90
    Allan Ian Carswell, CM, FRSC (born 1933) is an internationally recognized leader in the field of laser radar (lidar) applications since the technology's beginning in the early 1960s. Carswell has ...more
  • Arthur Covington
    Dec. at 87 (1913-2001)
    • Birthplace: Regina, Canada
    Arthur Edwin Covington (21 September 1913 – 17 March 2001) was a Canadian physicist who made the first radio astronomy measurements in Canada. Through these he made the valuable discovery that ...more
  • Arthur Stanley Mackenzie
    Dec. at 73 (1865-1938)
    • Birthplace: Pictou, Canada
    Arthur Stanley Mackenzie (September 20, 1865 – October 2, 1938) was a Canadian physicist and University President, born at Pictou, Nova Scotia, and educated at Dalhousie University, Halifax, and ...more