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

List is made up of a variety of people, including Marie Curie and Benoit Mandelbrot.

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

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Adam Skorek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Adam Skorek age 61 Adam Waldemar Skorek is a Canadian University Professor and a Polish Engineer. He was born in Krzczonów, Lublin, Poland.

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Albert Sabin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 87 (1906-1993) Albert Bruce Sabin was a Polish American medical researcher best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine. Sabin was born in Białystok, in Russian Poland to Polish-Jewish parents, Jacob ...more

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Antoni Bolesław Dobrowolski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Antoni Bolesław Dobrowolski Dec. at 82 (1872-1954) Antoni Bolesław Dobrowolski, was a Polish geophysicist, meteorologist and explorer.

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Arthur Felix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Arthur Felix Dec. at 69 (1887-1956) Arthur Felix, FRS was a Polish microbiologist and serologist.

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August Chełkowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 72 (1927-1999) August Chełkowski was a prominent Polish physicist and politician. Born in the small village of Telkwice, then in East Prussia he was a son of Franciszek Chełkowski, a wealthy landowner and ...more

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Benoit Mandelbrot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 86 (1924-2010) Benoit B. Mandelbrot was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician, noted for developing a "theory of roughness" and "self-similarity" in nature and the field of ...more

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Edward Kofler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 96 (1911-2007) Edward Kofler was a mathematician who made important contributions to game theory and fuzzy logic by working out the theory of linear partial information. He was born in Brzeżany, ...more

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Halszka Osmólska is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Halszka Osmólska Dec. at 78 (1930-2008) Halszka Osmólska was a Polish paleontologist who had specialized in Mongolian dinosaurs. She was born in Poznań. A member of the 1965 and 1970 Polish–Mongolian expeditions to the Gobi ...more

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Jacob Bronowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 66 (1908-1974) Jacob Bronowski was a Polish-Jewish British mathematician, biologist, historian of science, theatre author, poet and inventor. He is best remembered as the presenter and writer of the 1973 BBC ...more

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Jakub Karol Parnas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Jakub Karol Parnas Dec. at 65 (1884-1949) Jakub Karol Parnas, also known as Yakov Oskarovich Parnas was a prominent Jewish-Polish–Soviet biochemist who contributed to the discovery of the Embden–Meyerhof–Parnas pathway, together with ...more

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Jerzy Kaźmirkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Jerzy Kaźmirkiewicz Dec. at 53 (1924-1977) Jerzy Kaźmirkiewicz was a Polish scientist and university professor, a specialist in wood industry at the Warsaw Agricultural University.

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Jolanta Antas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
age 64 Jolanta Antas is a Polish scientist and professor of linguistics at the Jagiellonian University of Kraków. She is the head of the Institute of Theory of Communication at the Faculty of ...more

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Joseph Rotblat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 97 (1908-2005) Sir Joseph Rotblat KCMG CBE FRS was a Polish physicist, a self-described "Pole with a British passport". Rotblat was the only physicist to leave the Manhattan Project on the grounds of ...more

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Joseph Tykociński-Tykociner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 92 (1877-1969) Joseph Tykociński-Tykociner was a Polish engineer and a pioneer of sound-on-film technology.

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Józef Grzybowski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Józef Grzybowski Dec. at 53 (1869-1922) Józef Grzybowski, was a Polish geologist, paleontologist and foraminiferologist. Grzybowski was born in Kraków. He was educated at Jagiellonian University where he became the ...more

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Józef Stanisław Kozacki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Józef Stanisław Kozacki Dec. at 81 (1909-1990) Józef Stanisław Kosacki was a Polish professor engineer, inventor, and an officer in the Polish Army during World War II. He is best known as the inventor of the Polish mine detector, the ...more

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Józef Łukaszewicz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Józef Łukaszewicz Dec. at 65 (1863-1928) Józef Łukaszewicz was a Polish physicist, geologist and mineralogist, as well as a 19th-century revolutionary. During his life he took part in a failed attempt to assassinate tsar ...more

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Kazimierz Leski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Kazimierz Leski Dec. at 88 (1912-2000) Kazimierz Leski, nom de guerre Bradl, was a Polish engineer, co-designer of the Polish submarines ORP Sęp and ORP Orzeł, a fighter pilot, and an officer in World War II Home Army's intelligence ...more

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Kazimierz Siemienowicz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 51 (1600-1651) Kazimierz Siemienowicz, was a Polish-Lithuanian general of artillery, gunsmith, military engineer, artillery specialist and pioneer of rocketry. Born in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, he served ...more

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Konrad Fiałkowski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
age 78 Konrad R. Fiałkowski is a Polish engineer, information technology scientist and science fiction writer. Born in Lublin, Fiałkowski held the titles of Professor at American Rensselaer Polytechnic ...more

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Leon Piniński is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Leon Piniński Dec. at 81 (1857-1938) Leon Piniński was a Polish scientist, diplomat, art historian and politician. A professor of Roman law and one-time rector of the Lwów University, he devoted most of his life to political ...more

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Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 67 (1867-1934) Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first ...more

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Max Margules is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Max Margules Dec. at 64 (1856-1920) Max Margules was a mathematician, physicist, and chemist. In 1877 he joined the Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics in Vienna as a volunteer. After two years he left Vienna to study ...more

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Michał Życzkowski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Michał Życzkowski Dec. at 76 (1930-2006) Michał Życzkowski was a Polish technician, professor and doctor honoris causa of the Cracow University of Technology, full member of Polish Academy of Sciences and Polish Academy of Learning, ...more

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Roald Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
age 80 Roald Hoffmann is an American theoretical chemist who won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He has also published plays and poetry. He is the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, ...more

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Samuel Linde is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Samuel Linde Dec. at 76 (1771-1847) Samuel Bogumił Linde was a linguist, librarian, and lexicographer of the Polish language. He was director of the Prussian-founded Warsaw Lyceum during its existence, and an important figure of ...more

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Saturnin Zawadzki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Saturnin Zawadzki Dec. at 80 (1923-2003) Saturnin Zawadzki was a Polish soil scientist. Professor of The Institute for Land Reclamation and Grassland Farming and member of the Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. ...more

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Solomon Asch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 89 (1907-1996) Solomon Eliot Asch was an American Gestalt psychologist and pioneer in social psychology. He created seminal pieces of work in impression formation, prestige suggestion, conformity, and many ...more

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Stanislaw Ulam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 75 (1909-1984) Stanisław Marcin Ulam was a renowned Polish-American mathematician. He participated in America's Manhattan Project, originated the Teller–Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, invented the Monte ...more

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Stanisław Staszic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 71 (1755-1826) Stanisław Wawrzyniec Staszic was a leading figure in the Polish Enlightenment: a Catholic priest, philosopher, geologist, writer, poet, translator and statesman. A physiocrat, monist, ...more

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Stefan Ślopek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Stefan Ślopek Dec. at 81 (1914-1995) Professor Stefan Ślopek was born on December 1, 1914 in Skawa near Kraków and died in Wrocław on 22 August 1995 and is buried in the Grabiszyński Cemetery in Wrocław. He was a Polish ...more

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Tadeus Reichstein is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Dec. at 99 (1897-1996) Tadeusz Reichstein was a Polish chemist residing in Switzerland and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate.

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Tadeusz Żyliński is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Tadeusz Żyliński Dec. at 63 (1904-1967) Tadeusz Żyliński was a Polish technician, textilist and mechanical engineer. He was a professor of Technical University of Łódź, creator of Polish school of textile metrology. Author of ...more

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Teresa Maryańska is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Teresa Maryańska Teresa Maryańska is a Polish paleontologist who has specialized in Mongolian dinosaurs, particularly pachycephalosaurians and ankylosaurians. Peter Dodson claims that in 1974 Maryanska together ...more

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Tytus Maksymilian Huber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Tytus Maksymilian Huber Dec. at 78 (1872-1950) Tytus Maksymilian Huber was a world renowned Polish mechanical engineer, educator, and scientist. He was a member of the pre-war Polish scientific foundation, Kasa im. Józefa ...more

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Wiktor Ormicki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Wiktor Ormicki Dec. at 43 (1898-1941) Wiktor Ormicki was a Polish geographer and cartographer, a university professor. A specialist in economical geography and demography, he served at various posts in the Jagiellonian University, ...more

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William Blandowski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
William Blandowski Dec. at 56 (1822-1878) Johann Wilhelm Theodor Ludwig von Blandowski, known in English as William Blandowski, was a German zoologist and mining engineer. He is known for his work in Australia from 1849 and 1859.

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Witelo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Witelo was a friar, theologian and scientist: a physicist, natural philosopher, mathematician. He is an important figure in the history of philosophy in Poland. On the Moon there is a crater, ...more

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Władysław Turowicz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Władysław Turowicz Dec. at 72 (1908-1980) Air Commodore Władysław Józef Marian Turowicz, [Sitara-e-Pakistan], [Sitara-i-Khidmat], [Tamgha-i-Pakistan], [Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam], Sitara-i-Imtiaz, usually referred to as Air Cdre. W. ...more

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Zygmunt Grudziński is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Scientists from Poland
Zygmunt Grudziński Dec. at 59 (1870-1929) Zygmunt Grudziński (1870–1929) was a Polish radiologist of merit and founder of the "Polski Przeglad Radiologiczny". Born in 1870, Łęczyca near Kalisz, died October 24, 1929, Warsaw. ...more