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

List includes Albert Einstein, Rolf M. Zinkernagel and more.

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

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professors 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 formula E = mc². He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory. Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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Alcherio Martinoli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from Switzerland
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Alcherio Martinoli

Alcherio Martinoli has a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He is the head of the Swarm-Intelligent Systems Group (SWIS, see and before joining EPFL he carried out research activities at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of the ETHZ (one year), at the Institute of Industrial Automation of the Spanish Research Council in Madrid, Spain (one year), and at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, U.S.A. (4 years), where he is maintaining a part-time Visiting Associate position in Mechanical ...more on Wikipedia

Charles Borgeaud is a writer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1861-1940)

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Hans Küng is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Professors from Switzerland
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Hans Küng is a Swiss Catholic priest, theologian, and author. Since 1995 he has been President of the Foundation for a Global Ethic. He is notable for his rejection of the doctrine of papal infallibility. Although Küng is not officially allowed to teach Catholic theology, his priestly faculties have not been revoked. In 1979, he had to leave the Catholic faculty, but remained at the University of Tübingen as a professor of ecumenical theology, serving as an emeritus professor since 1996. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 90

Birthplace: Sursee, Switzerland

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