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Famous Physicists from Iran

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

A list made up of people like Cumrun Vafa and Ali Javan.

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

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    Abū Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Al-Bīrūnī (Persian: ابوریحان محمد بن احمد البیرونی‎ Abū Rayḥān Bērōnī; New Persian: Abū Rayḥān Bīrūnī) (973–after 1050), known as Biruni (Persian: بیرونی‎) or Al-Biruni (Arabic: البيروني‎) in English language, was an Iranian scholar and polymath. He was from Khwarazm – a region which encompasses modern-day western Uzbekistan, and northern Turkmenistan. Biruni is regarded as one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era and was well versed in physics, mathematics, astronomy, and natural sciences, and also distinguished himself as a historian, chronologist and linguist. He studied almost all fields of science and was compensated for his research and...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (973-1048)
    • Birthplace: Khwarezm
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    Alenush Terian

    Ālenush Teriān (Armenian: Ալենուշ Տէրեան; Persian: آلنوش طریان; also: آلنوش تریان‎; November 9, 1921 – March 4, 2011), was an Iranian-Armenian astronomer and physicist and is called 'Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy'....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 91 (1920-2011)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان‎, romanized: Ali Javān; December 26, 1926 – September 12, 2016) was an Iranian-American physicist and inventor. He was the first to propose the concept of the gas laser in 1959 at the Bell Telephone Laboratories. A successful prototype, constructed by him in collaboration with W. R. Bennett, Jr., and D. R. Herriott was demonstrated in 1960. His other contributions to science have been in the fields of quantum physics and spectroscopy....  more
    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Ardeshir Hosseinpour (Persian: اردشير حسين پور‎, 1962 – 15 January 2007) was an Iranian nuclear scientist, physics professor, and electromagnetism expert who was involved in the Iranian nuclear program. He died mysteriously in early 2007 during his nuclear work at Isfahan....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 45 (1962-2007)
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom