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

This list below has everything from Albert Einstein to Alexander Graham Bell.

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

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from the United States
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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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#96 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#4 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#3 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#2 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicists from the United States
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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1856-1943)

Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia

Profession: Futurist, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Mechanical engineer, + more

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#12 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#20 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#7 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#22 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicists from the United States
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Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur, Professor, Inventor, + more

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#34 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#44 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#49 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from the United States
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Carl Sagan appeared in the 2012 documentary film Beyond Expression Bright. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1934-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Physicist, Novelist, Scientist, Author, Writer, + more

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