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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 Isahakovich Alikhanov was a Soviet Armenian physicist, academic of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1945, he founded and became director of the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics. ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1904-1970)

Birthplace: Ganja, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan


Aleksandr Chudakov

Aleksandr Evgenievich Chudakov was a Soviet Russian physicist in the field of cosmic-ray physics, known for Chudakov Effect, the effect of decreasing ionization losses for narrow electron-positron pairs and for experimentally confirming existence of the transition radiation. He was also the chairman of the IUPAP Cosmic Ray Commission. ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1921-2001)

Birthplace: Russia

Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from Russia
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Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, was a Soviet/Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and mountaineer. ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1912-1999)

Birthplace: Soviet Union

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Alexander Friedmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from Russia
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Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann was a Russian and Soviet physicist and mathematician. He is best known for his pioneering theory that the universe was expanding, governed by a set of equations he developed now known as the Friedmann equations. ...more

Age: Died at 37 (1888-1925)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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