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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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Alain Haché is an experimental physicist, a professor at the University of Moncton, Canada. From 2003 to 2013 he held the Canada Research Chair in Photonics. He is also the author of The Physics of Hockey, a popular science book on ice hockey. In 2002, he and undergraduate student Louis Poirier ...more

Age: 47

Birthplace: Tracadie-Sheila, Saumarez Parish, New Brunswick, Canada

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Alastair G. W. Cameron was a Canadian astrophysicist and space scientist who was an eminent staff member of the Astronomy department of Harvard University. Cameron, the son of a Canadian biochemist, was born in Winnipeg. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba, and a ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1925-2005)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from Canada
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Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Allan Carswell


Allan Ian Carswell, CM, FRSC is an internationally recognized leader in the field of laser radar applications since the technology's beginning in the early 1960s. Carswell has been actively engaged in the study of the properties and applications of lasers and coherent optical frequency radiation ...more

Age: 85