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

This list has a variety of people in it, from Albert Einstein to Jean-Paul Marat.

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

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists 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 ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more

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Albert Hofmann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Switzerland
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Albert Hofmann was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. Hofmann was also the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and ...more

Age: Died at 102 (1906-2008)

Birthplace: Baden, Switzerland

Profession: Chemist, Scientist

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Albert Samuel Gatschet was a Swiss-American ethnologist who trained as a linguist in the universities of Bern and Berlin, but later moved to the United States in order to study Native American languages, in which field he was a pioneer. In 1877 he became an ethnologist of the US Geological Survey. ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1832-1907)

Birthplace: Beatenberg, Switzerland

Profession: Scientist

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Amos Bairoch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Switzerland
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Amos Bairoch


Amos Bairoch is a Swiss bioinformatician and Professor of Bioinformatics at the Department of Human Protein Sciences of the University of Geneva where he leads the CALIPHO group at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics combining bioinformatics, curation, and experimental efforts to functionally ...more

Age: 60

Profession: Scientist