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

This list below has everything from Ali Qushji to Feza Gürsey.

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

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Ali Qushji is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from Turkey
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Ala al-Dīn Ali ibn Muhammed, known as Ali Qushji was an astronomer, mathematician and physicist originally from Samarkand, who settled in the Ottoman Empire some time before 1472. As a disciple of Ulugh Beg, he is best known for the development of astronomical physics independent from natural ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1403-1474)

Birthplace: Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist

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Ataç İmamoğlu is a Turkish-US physicist working on quantum optics and quantum computation. His academic interests are quantum optics, semiconductor physics, and nonlinear optics. ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Physicist

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Behram Kurşunoğlu was a Turkish physicist and the founder and the director of the Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami. He was best known for his works on unified field theory, energy and global issues. Moreover, he participated in the discovery of two different types of neutrinos in ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1922-2003)

Birthplace: Bayburt, Turkey

Profession: Physicist, Scientist

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Bülent Atalay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from Turkey
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Bülent Atalay is a Turkish-American educator, author, scientist, and artist. Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1940, Atalay is the author of the best selling book, Math and the Mona Lisa: the Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci, initially published in English by Smithsonian Books in 2004, and subsequently ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

Profession: Physicist, Scientist, Writer

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