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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.

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Avicenna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 57 (980-1037) Avicenna Arabic: أبو علي الحسين ابن عبد الله ابن سينا‍; c. 980 – June 1037) was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. ...more

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Nasir al-Din Tusi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 73 (1201-1274) Khawaja Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan Tūsī, better known as Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī, was a Persian polymath and prolific writer: An architect, astronomer, biologist, chemist, mathematician, ...more

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Al-Farabi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 78 (872-950) Al-Farabi, known in the West as Alpharabius, was a renowned philosopher of the Islamic Golden Age, who wrote in areas of political philosophy, metaphysics, ethics and logic. He was also a ...more

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Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 71 (854-925) Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī, was a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist and chemist, philosopher and important figure in the history of medicine. A comprehensive thinker, Razi made fundamental ...more

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Omar Khayyám is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 83 (1048-1131) Omar Khayyám; born Ghiyāth ad-Dīn Abu'l-Fatḥ ʿUmar ibn Ibrāhīm al-Khayyām Nīshāpūrī, was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, ...more

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Nizam al-Mulk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 74 (1018-1092) Abu Ali Hasan ibn Ali Tusi, better known by his honorific title of Nizam al-Mulk was a Persian scholar and vizier of the Seljuq Empire. He held near absolute power for 20 years after the ...more

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Al-Khazini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Abu al-Fath Abd al-Rahman Mansour al-Khāzini or simply Abu al-Fath Khāzini was a Muslim astronomer of Persian Greek ethnicity from Merv, then in the Khorasan province of Persia. Merv was known ...more

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Lotfi A. Zadeh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
age 98 Lotfali Askar Zadeh, better known as Lotfi A. Zadeh, is a mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at ...more

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Caro Lucas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 61 (1949-2010) Caro Lucas was a renowned Iranian Armenian scientist. His many areas of contribution to Iranian scientific society include biological computing, computational intelligence, uncertain systems, ...more

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Cumrun Vafa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
age 59 Cumrun Vafa is an Iranian-American leading string theorist from Harvard University, which he first joined as a Harvard Junior Fellow. He is the recipient of the 2008 Dirac Medal.

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Nader Engheta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
age 63 Nader Engheta is an Iranian-American scientist. He has made contributions to the fields of metamaterials, transformation optics, plasmonic optics, nanophotonics, graphene photonics, ...more

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Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 58 (940-998) Abū al-Wafāʾ, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Ismāʿīl ibn al-ʿAbbās al-Būzjānī or Abū al-Wafā Būzhgānī was a Persian mathematician and astronomer who worked in Baghdad. He made important ...more

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Jābir ibn Hayyān is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Abu Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān, also known as Geber, was a prominent Muslim polymath: a chemist and alchemist, astronomer and astrologer, engineer, geographer, philosopher, physicist, and pharmacist ...more

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Ali Khademhosseini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
age 43 Ali Khademhosseini is an Iranian American-Canadian academic, a Full Professor at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Associate Faculty at Wyss ...more

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Mahmoud Hessaby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 89 (1903-1992) Mahmoud Hessaby was an Iranian scientist, researcher and professor of University of Tehran. During the congress on "60 years of physics in Iran" the services rendered by him were ...more

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Firouz Naderi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
age 72 Firouz Michael Naderi is an Iranian-American scientist and currently the Director for Solar System Exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this role Naderi oversees JPL's robotic ...more

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Mina Bissell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Mina J. Bissell is an Iranian-American biologist known for her research on breast cancer. In particular, she has studied the effects of a cell's microenvironment, including its extracellular ...more

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Taraneh Javanbakht is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran

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Maryam Mirzakhani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
age 41 Maryam Mirzakhani is an Iranian mathematician working in the United States. Since 1 September 2008, she has served as a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. In 2014, Mirzakhani ...more

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Abu-Mahmud Khojandi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 60 (940-1000) Abu Mahmud Hamid ibn Khidr Khojandi was a Central Asian astronomer and mathematician with Mongol origin who lived in the late 10th century and helped build an observatory, near the city of Ray, ...more

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Homayoun Seraji is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 60 (1947-2007) Homayoun Seraji was an Iranian scientist, engineer, a JPL senior researcher and former professor of Sharif University of Technology who published extensively in the field of multivariable ...more

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Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathīr ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Abū al-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Kathīr al-Farghānī. also known as Alfraganus in the West, was an Arab or Persian Sunni Muslim astronomer, and one of the most famous astronomers in the 9th ...more

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Ebrahim Victory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
age 86 Ebrahim Victory was born in Teheran, Iran on 26 December 1933.He attended the Kourosh Primary School and the Firooz Bahram High School in Iran. He came to the United States in 1952, and after ...more

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Al-Birjandi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Abd Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Husayn Birjandi was a prominent 16th-century Persian astronomer, mathematician and physicist who lived in Birjand, Iran.

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Al-Nayrizi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
Dec. at 57 (865-922) Abū’l-‘Abbās al-Faḍl ibn Ḥātim al-Nairīzī was a 9th-10th century Persian mathematician and astronomer from Nayriz, Fars Province, Iran. He flourished under al-Mu'tadid, Caliph from 892 to 902, ...more