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

List contains people like Enrico Fermi and Galileo Galilei.

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

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Adolfo Bartoli

Adolfo Bartoli was an Italian physicist, who is best known for introducing the concept of radiation pressure from thermodynamical considerations. Born in Florence, Bartoli studied physics and mathematics at the University of Pisa until 1874. He was professor of physics at the Technical Institute of Arezzo from 1876, at the University of Sassari from 1878, at the Technical Institute of Firenze from 1879, at the University of Catania from 1886 to 1893, and at the University of Pavia from 1893. In 1874 James Clerk Maxwell found out that the existence of tensions in the ether, in other words radiation pressure, follows from his electromagnetic theory. In 1876 Bartoli derived the existence of ...more

Age: Died at 45 (1851-1896)

Birthplace: Florence, Italy

Alessandro Volta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicists from Italy
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Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta was an Italian physicist and chemist credited with the invention of the first electrical battery, the Voltaic pile, which he invented in 1799 and the results of which he reported in 1800 in a two part letter to the President of the Royal Society. With this invention Volta proved that electricity could be generated chemically and debased the prevalent theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings. Volta's invention sparked a great amount of scientific excitement and led others to conduct similar experiments which eventually led to the development of the field of electrochemistry. Alessandro Volta also drew admiration from Napoleon ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1745-1827)

Birthplace: Como, Lombardy, Eurasia, Province of Como, Italy

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Andrea Aparo

Age: 64

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Angelo Battelli

Angelo Battelli was an Italian scientist, notable for having measured temperatures and heats of fusion of non-metallic substances, metallic conductivities and thermoelectric effects in magnetic metals, and the Thomson effect. He investigated osmotic pressures, surface tensions, and physical properties of carbon disulfide, water, and alcohols, especially their vapor pressures, critical points, and densities. He studied X-rays and cathode rays. He investigated the resistance of solenoids to high-frequency alternating currents. ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1862-1916)

Birthplace: Macerata Feltria, Italy