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Famous Physicists from the Netherlands

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

People include everything from Wubbo Ockels to Andre Geim.

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

Use this list of renowned Dutch physicists to discover some new physicists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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  • Aaldert Wapstra
    Dec. at 83 (1923-2006)
    • Birthplace: Netherlands
  • Abraham Pais
    Dec. at 82 (1918-2000)
    • Birthplace: Netherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North Holland
  • Adriaan Fokker
    Dec. at 85 (1887-1972)
    • Birthplace: Dutch East Indies
  • Dec. at 81 (1910-1991)
    • Andre Geim
      Age: 63
      • Birthplace: Sochi, Krasnodar, Russia
    • Dec. at 56 (1870-1926)
      • Dec. at 94 (1903-1998)
        • Balthasar van der Pol
          Dec. at 70 (1889-1959)
          • Birthplace: Utrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Birthplace: Leiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Birthplace: Dordrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Birthplace: Haren, Groningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
        • Christiaan Huygens
          Dec. at 66 (1629-1695)
          • Birthplace: The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Birthplace: Nijmegen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Daniel Bernoulli
            Dec. at 82 (1700-1782)
            • Birthplace: Groningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Dirk Polder
            Dec. at 81 (1919-2001)
            • Birthplace: The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Dec. at 60 (1889-1950)
            • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
          • Edsger W. Dijkstra
            Dec. at 72 (1930-2002)
            • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
          • Eric Mazur
            Age: 67
            • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
            • Birthplace: Woudenberg, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Dec. at 59 (1894-1953)
            • Birthplace: Gorinchem, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Frits Zernike
            Dec. at 77 (1888-1966)
            • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
          • Dec. at 87 (1885-1973)
            • George Uhlenbeck
              Dec. at 87 (1900-1988)
              • Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
              • Birthplace: Den Helder, Kingdom of the Netherlands