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Famous Professors from the Netherlands

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List of notable or famous professors from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in the Netherlands and even some popular professors who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from the Netherlands is included when available.

List people include Pim Fortuyn, Andre Geim and many more.

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

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  • Albertus Dominicus Marcellinus Erasmus "Ab" Osterhaus (born 2 June 1948) is a leading Dutch virologist and influenza expert. An Emeritus Professor of Virology at Erasmus University Rotterdam since 1993, Osterhaus is known throughout the world for his work on SARS and H5N1, the pathogen that causes avian influenza. ...  more
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Abraham Pais (; May 19, 1918 – July 28, 2000) was a Dutch-American physicist and science historian. Pais earned his Ph.D. from University of Utrecht just prior to a Nazi ban on Jewish participation in Dutch universities during World War II. When the Nazis began the forced relocation of Dutch Jews, he went into hiding, but was later arrested and saved only by the end of the war. He then served as an assistant to Niels Bohr in Denmark and was later a colleague of Albert Einstein at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Pais wrote books documenting the lives of these two great physicists and the contributions they and others made to modern physics. He was a physics...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1918-2000)
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Afshin Ellian (born 27 February 1966 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-Dutch professor of law, philosopher, poet, and critic of political Islam. He is an expert in international public law and philosophy of law....  more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
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    Sir Andre Konstantin Geim, FRS, HonFRSC, HonFInstP (born 21 October 1958) is a Dutch-British physicist working in England in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.Geim was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Konstantin Novoselov for his work on graphene. He is Regius Professor of Physics and Royal Society Research Professor at the National Graphene Institute. In addition to the 2010 Nobel Prize, he received an Ig Nobel Prize in 2000 for using the magnetic properties of water scaling to levitate a small frog with magnets. This makes him the first, and thus far only, person to receive both the prestigious science award and its tongue-in-cheek...  more
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Sochi, Krasnodar, Russia