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

People on this list include Albert Einstein and Felix Bloch.

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

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Aimé Argand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from Switzerland
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François Pierre Ami Argand was a Swiss physicist and chemist. He invented the Argand lamp, a great improvement on the traditional oil lamp. ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1750-1803)

Birthplace: Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Canton of Geneva, Geneva

Profession: Physicist, Chemist

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicists from Switzerland
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more

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Alfred Kleiner was a Swiss physicist and Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Zurich. He was Albert Einstein's doctoral advisor or Doktorvater. Initially Einstein's advisor was H. F. Weber. However, they had a major falling out, and Einstein chose to switch to Kleiner. ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1849-1916)

Birthplace: Maschwanden, Switzerland

Profession: Physicist

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Auguste Piccard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from Switzerland
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Auguste Antoine Piccard was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer. ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1884-1962)

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Profession: Physicist

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