Famous Physicists from Russia

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

People on this list include Alexander Stepanovich Popov and Zhores Alferov.

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

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  • Abraham Alikhanov

    Abraham Alikhanov

    Dec. at 66 (1904-1970)
    • Birthplace: Ganja, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan
    Abraham Isahakovich Alikhanov (Alikhanian, Armenian: Աբրահամ Իսահակի Ալիխանյան) (February 20, 1904 – December 8, 1970) was a Soviet Armenian physicist, academic of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He ...more
  • Aleksandr Chudakov

    Aleksandr Chudakov

    Dec. at 79 (1921-2001)
    • Birthplace: Russia
    Aleksandr Evgenievich Chudakov (16 June 1921 – 25 January 2001, Moscow) was a Soviet Russian physicist in the field of cosmic-ray physics, known for Chudakov Effect, the effect of decreasing ...more
  • Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov
    Dec. at 86 (1912-1999)
    • Birthplace: Soviet Union
    Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Дани́лович Алекса́ндров, alternative transliterations: Alexandr or Alexander (first name), and Alexandrov (last name)) (August 4, 1912 – July 27, ...more
  • Alexander Friedmann
    Dec. at 37 (1888-1925)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann (also spelled Friedman or Fridman ; Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Фри́дман) (June 16 [O.S. 4], 1888 – September 16, 1925) was a Russian and Soviet physicist and ...more
  • Alexander Ivanovich Popov

    Alexander Ivanovich Popov

    Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Saratov Oblast, Russia
    • Birthplace: Soviet Union
    Alexander Markovich Polyakov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ма́ркович Поляко́в; born 27 September 1945) is a Russian theoretical physicist, formerly at the Landau Institute in Moscow and, since 1990, at ...more