Famous Scientists from Iran

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

This list includes Nizam al-Mulk, Cumrun Vafa and more people.

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

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  • Avicenna
    Dec. at 56 (980-1037)
    • Birthplace: Bukhara, Uzbekistan
    Ibn Sina (Persian: ابن سینا‎), also known as Abu Ali Sina (ابوعلی سینا), Pur Sina (پورسینا), and often known in the west as Avicenna (; c. 980 – June 1037) was a Persian Muslim polymath who is ...more
  • Nasir al-Din Tusi

    Nasir al-Din Tusi

    Dec. at 73 (1201-1274)
    • Birthplace: Tous, Iran
    Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Tūsī (Persian: محمد بن محمد بن حسن طوسی‎‎ 18 February 1201 – 26 June 1274), better known as Nasir al-Din Tusi (Persian: نصیر الدین طوسی‎; or simply Tusi in the ...more
  • Al-Farabi
    Dec. at 78 (872-950)
    • Birthplace: Otrar, Kazakhstan
    Al-Farabi (; Persian: ابو نصر محمد بن محمد فارابي‎ Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al Fārābī; known in the West as Alpharabius; c. 872 – between 14 December, 950 and 12 January, 951) was a renowned ...more
  • Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi
    Dec. at 71 (854-925)
    • Birthplace: Ray, Tehran, Iran
    Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyyā al-Rāzī (Persian: ابوبكر محمّد زکرياى رازى‎ Abūbakr Mohammad-e Zakariyyā-ye Rāzī, also known by his Latinized name Rhazes () or Rasis; 854–925 CE), was a Persian ...more
  • Omar Khayyám
    Dec. at 83 (1048-1131)
    • Birthplace: Nishapur, Iran
    Omar Khayyam (; Persian: عمر خیّام‎ [oˈmæɾ xæjˈjɒːm]; 18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet. He was born in Nishapur, in northeastern Iran, and spent most ...more
  • Nizam al-Mulk
    Dec. at 74 (1018-1092)
    • Birthplace: Tous, Iran
    Abu Ali Hasan ibn Ali Tusi (April 10, 1018 – October 14, 1092), better known by his honorific title of Nizam al-Mulk (Persian: نظام‌الملک‎, "Order of the Realm" ) was a Persian scholar and vizier of ...more