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

List features people like Abdus Salam and Abdul Qadeer Khan.

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

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Abdul Hameed Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from Pakistan
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Abdul Hameed Nayyar is a Pakistani physicist and nuclear activist. He specialised in solid state physics and quantum physics, and quantum mechanics. He was a visiting research scientist at the Princeton University and worked on Renewable Energy and Clean Fuel Program at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad. Dr. Nayyar is also a prominent peace activist, strong supporter of non-nuclear proliferation, nuclear disarmament, and peaceful use of nuclear technology. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 73

Birthplace: Hyderabad, India

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Abdul Qadeer Khan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicists from Pakistan
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Abdul Qadeer Khan, NI, HI, FPAS, also known by some in Pakistan as Mohsin-e-Pakistan, more popularly known as A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani nuclear physicist and a metallurgical engineer, colloquially regarded as the founder of HEU based Gas-centrifuge uranium enrichment program for Pakistan's integrated atomic bomb project. He founded and established the Kahuta Research Laboratories in 1976, being both its senior scientist and the Director-General until his retirement in 2001, and he was an early and vital figure in other science projects. Apart from participating in Pakistan's atomic bomb project, he made major contributions in molecular morphology, physical martensite, and its integrated ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Bhopal, India

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Abdullah Sadiq is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from Pakistan
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Abdullah Sadiq, PhD, SI, is a Pakistani physicist and ICTP laureate who received the ICTP Prize in the honour of Nikolay Bogolyubov, in the fields of Mathematics and Solid State Physics in 1987 for his contributions to scientific knowledge in the field of Mathematics and Statistical physics. He is the professor of physics and current Dean of the Department of Physics of the Air University of the Pakistan Air Force. Sadiq is also a renowned educationist of Pakistan with a specialisation in nuclear physics, solid-state physics, and computer programming. He has been a distinguished professor of nuclear physics and solid state physics in many universities of Pakistan. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 78

Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan

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Abdus Salam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from Pakistan
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Mohammad Abdus Salam NI, SPk, KBE, was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who, when he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to electroweak unification, became the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize and also the second Muslim to win the prize, after Anwar El Sadat of Egypt, and the first Muslim to win the prize in science. Salam was a science advisor to the Government of Pakistan from 1960 to 1974, a position from which he played a major and influential role in Pakistan's science infrastructure. Salam was responsible for not only major developments and contributions in theoretical and particle physics, but also for promoting scientific research to maximum levels in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (1926-1996)

Birthplace: Sahiwal District, Pakistan

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