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Famous Scientists from Poland

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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.

Use this list of renowned Polish scientists to discover some new scientists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
  • Adam Skorek1

    Adam Skorek

    Age: 63


    Adam Waldemar Skorek (December 24, 1956) is a Canadian University Professor and a Polish...  more
  • Albert Sabin2

    Albert Sabin

    Dec. at 87 (1906-1993)

    BirthplaceBiałystok, Poland

    Albert Bruce Sabin (born Abram Saperstein; August 26, 1906 – March 3, 1993) was a Polish...  more
  • 3

    Antoni Bolesław Dobrowolski

    Dec. at 82 (1872-1954)


    Antoni Bolesław Dobrowolski (6 June 1872, in Dworszowice Kościelne – 27 April 1954, in...  more
  • 4

    Arthur Felix

    Dec. at 69 (1887-1956)

    BirthplaceAndrychów, Poland

    Arthur Felix, FRS (3 April 1887 in Andrychów – 17 January 1956 in England) was a Polish-born...  more
  • 5

    August Chełkowski

    Dec. at 72 (1927-1999)

    BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Sztum County, Central Europe, Pomeranian Voivodeship

    August Chełkowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈauɡust xɛwˈkɔfskʲi], February 27, 1927 – October...  more
  • Benoit Mandelbrot6

    Benoit Mandelbrot

    Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    Benoit B.  Mandelbrot  (20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010) was a Polish-born, French and...  more
  • Edward Kofler7

    Edward Kofler

    Dec. at 96 (1911-2007)

    BirthplaceBerezhany, Ukraine

    Edward Kofler (November 16, 1911 – April 22, 2007) was a mathematician who made important...  more
  • Halszka Osmólska8

    Halszka Osmólska

    Dec. at 78 (1930-2008)

    BirthplacePoznań, Poland

    Halszka Osmólska (September 15, 1930 – March 31, 2008) was a Polish paleontologist who had...  more
  • Jacob Bronowski9

    Jacob Bronowski

    Dec. at 66 (1908-1974)

    BirthplaceEurope, Poland, Central Europe, Łódź Voivodeship, Łódź

    Jacob Bronowski (18 January 1908 – 22 August 1974) was a British mathematician and historian....  more
  • Jakub Karol Parnas10

    Jakub Karol Parnas

    Dec. at 65 (1884-1949)

    BirthplaceDrohobych, Ukraine

    Jakub Karol Parnas, also known as Yakov Oskarovich Parnas (Russian: Яков Оскарович Парнас)...  more
  • Jerzy Kaźmirkiewicz11

    Jerzy Kaźmirkiewicz

    Dec. at 53 (1924-1977)
    Jerzy Kaźmirkiewicz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjɛʐɨ kaʑmirˈkʲevit͡ʂ]; 1924-1977) was a Polish...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceSzczecin, Poland

    Jolanta Antas (born 20 February 1954 in Szczecin) is a Polish scientist and professor of...  more
  • Joseph Rotblat13

    Joseph Rotblat

    Dec. at 97 (1908-2005)

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Europe, Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Central Europe

    Sir Joseph Rotblat (4 November 1908 – 31 August 2005) was a Polish physicist, a...  more
  • Joseph Tykociński-Tykociner14

    Joseph Tykociński-Tykociner

    Dec. at 92 (1877-1969)

    BirthplaceEurope, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Włocławek, Poland, Central Europe

    Joseph Tykociński-Tykociner (also known as Joseph T. Tykociner; Włocławek, Congress Poland, 5...  more
  • 15

    Józef Grzybowski

    Dec. at 53 (1869-1922)

    BirthplaceKraków, Poland

    Józef Grzybowski (March 17, 1869 – February 17, 1922), was a Polish geologist, paleontologist...  more
  • Józef Stanisław Kozacki16

    Józef Stanisław Kozacki

    Dec. at 81 (1909-1990)
    Józef Stanisław Kosacki (1909–1990) was a Polish professor engineer, inventor, and an officer...  more
  • 17

    Józef Łukaszewicz

    Dec. at 65 (1863-1928)
    Józef Łukaszewicz (December 13, 1863 – October 19, 1928) was a Polish physicist, geologist and...  more
  • Kazimierz Leski18

    Kazimierz Leski

    Dec. at 88 (1912-2000)

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    Kazimierz Leski, nom de guerre Bradl (21 June 1912 — 27 May 2000), was a Polish engineer,...  more
  • 19

    Kazimierz Siemienowicz

    Dec. at 51 (1600-1651)

    BirthplaceEastern Europe, Europe, Grand Duchy of Lithuania

    Kazimierz Siemienowicz (Latin: Casimirus Siemienowicz, Lithuanian: Kazimieras Simonavičius,...  more
  • 20
    Konrad R. Fiałkowski (born December 29, 1939) is a Polish engineer, information technology...  more
  • Leon Piniński21

    Leon Piniński

    Dec. at 81 (1857-1938)
    Leon Jan Piniński (8 March 1857 – 4 April 1938) was a Polish scholar, diplomat, art historian...  more
  • Marie Curie22

    Marie Curie

    Dec. at 67 (1867-1934)

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    Marie Skłodowska Curie ( KEWR-ee, French: [kyʁi], Polish: [kʲiˈri]; born Maria Salomea...  more

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  • 23

    Max Margules

    Dec. at 64 (1856-1920)

    BirthplaceBrody, Ukraine

    Max Margules (1856-1920) was a mathematician, physicist, and chemist. In 1877 he joined the...  more
  • 24

    Michał Życzkowski

    Dec. at 76 (1930-2006)

    BirthplaceEurope, Kraków, Poland, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria

    Michał Życzkowski (12 April 1930 in Kraków – 24 May 2006 in Kraków) was a Polish mechanical...  more
  • Roald Hoffmann25

    BirthplaceZolochiv, Ukraine

    Roald Hoffmann (born Roald Safran; July 18, 1937) is a Polish-American theoretical chemist who...  more