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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.

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Aaldert Wapstra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from the Netherlands
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Aaldert Wapstra


Aaldert Hendrik Wapstra was a Dutch physicist. Wapstra became a full professor in 1955 at the department of experimental physics at the Technische Hogeschool, now the Technical University in Delft, Netherlands. On the 18th of March 1963 Wapstra entered the board of the IKO, now known as NIKHEF, as ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1923-2006)

Birthplace: Netherlands

Profession: Physicist

Abraham Pais is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicists from the Netherlands
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Abraham Pais was a Dutch-born American physicist and science historian. Pais earned his Ph.D. from University of Utrecht just prior to a Nazi ban on Jewish participation in Dutch universities during World War II. When the Nazis began the forced relocation of Dutch Jews, he went into hiding, but was ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1918-2000)

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Profession: Physicist, Historian, Author, Writer, Teacher

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Adriaan Fokker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from the Netherlands
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Adriaan Daniƫl Fokker was a Dutch physicist and musician. ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1887-1972)

Birthplace: Dutch East Indies

Profession: Physicist

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Prof. Dr. Aldert van der Ziel, was a Dutch physicist who studied electronic noise processes in materials such as semiconductors and metals. ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1910-1991)

Profession: Physicist, Writer, Engineer

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