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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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Al-Biruni is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from Iran
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Abū al-Rayhān Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Bīrūnī, known as Al-Biruni in English, was a Persian Muslim scholar and polymath from the Khwarezm region. Al-Biruni is regarded as one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era and was well versed in physics, mathematics, astronomy, and natural ...more

Age: Died at 75 (973-1048)

Birthplace: Khwarezm

Profession: Linguist, Mathematician, Anthropologist, Scholar, Physicist, + more

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Alenush Terian


Ālenush Teriān, was an Iranian astronomer and physicist and is called 'Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy'. ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1920-2011)

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Profession: Physicist

Ali Javan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from Iran
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Ali Javan is an Iranian-American physicist and inventor at MIT. His main contributions to science have been in the fields of quantum physics and spectroscopy. He co-invented the gas laser in 1960, with William R. Bennett. In 2007 Javan was ranked Number 12 on the list of the "Top 100 Living ...more

Age: 90

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Profession: Physicist, Professor, Author

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Ardeshir Hosseinpour was an Iranian junior scientist, assistant professor, and authority on electromagnetism. He was also involved in the Iranian nuclear program. Hosseinpour died mysteriously in early 2007 during his nuclear work at Isfahan. ...more

Age: Died at 45 (1962-2007)

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Profession: Physicist, Engineer

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