Famous Physicists from England

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

Stephen Hawking and John Dalton are included on this list.

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

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  • Adrian Michael Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose (15 June 1937 – 18 April 2016) was a British hereditary peer, journalist, and global warming denier.
  • Alan Barber

    Alan Barber

    Age: 49
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    Alan Barber is a British-born theoretical physicist and works at the physics faculty at MIT Center for Theoretical Physics. He worked at the University of Cambridge until 2007. He is famous for the ...more
  • Albert Beaumont Wood
    Dec. at 74 (1890-1964)
    • Birthplace: England
    Albert Beaumont Wood DSc (1890 – 19 July 1964), better known as A B Wood, was a British physicist, known for his pioneering work in the field of underwater acoustics and sonar. Wood is a physicist ...more
  • Archibald Hill
    Dec. at 90 (1886-1977)
    • Birthplace: Bristol, England
    Archibald Vivian Hill (26 September 1886 – 3 June 1977), known as A. V. Hill, was an English physiologist, one of the founders of the diverse disciplines of biophysics and operations research. He ...more
  • Arthur Schuster
    Dec. at 83 (1851-1934)
    • Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
    Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS FRSE (12 September 1851 – 17 October 1934) was a German-born British physicist known for his work in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, optics, X-radiography and ...more
  • Balfour Stewart
    Dec. at 59 (1828-1887)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Balfour Stewart (1 November 1828 – 19 December 1887) was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist. His studies in the field of radiant heat led to him receiving the Rumford Medal of the Royal Society ...more