List of famous French physicists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

European nations such as France have undoubtedly contributed in a great way towards the evolution of science over the years. Many physicists and researchers from the nation have been applauded by the world for their achievements in the field of science. Some of the French Physicists, such as Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel had struck gold even in the early years of the 20th century with the phenomenal discovery of the ‘Photovoltaic effect’, the principle behind the functioning of the solar cell. The world-renowned physicist Madame Curie, who became a citizen of France at a later part of her life, also made the country proud by bagging the prestigious ‘Nobel’ prize for her work related to radioactivity. The contributions of most of these eminent individuals range from magnetism and electricity to optics, and are one of the prime reasons behind the technological sophistication that we see today. Explore this space for the biographies of some of the most famous French physicists who have left an indelible mark on the world of science and technology. Read on and find out all about their life stories, timelines and also acquaint yourself with a few interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.

Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal

19 June 1623

19 August 1662

Clermont-Ferrand,, Auvergne, France

Gemini

Louis de BroglieLouis de Broglie

15 August 1892

19 March 1987

Dieppe

Leo

Pierre CuriePierre Curie

15 May 1859

19 April 1906

Paris, France

Taurus

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier

21 March 1768

16 May 1830

Auxerre, Burgundy, Kingdom of France (now in Yonne, France)

Aries

Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel

15 December 1852

25 August 1908

Paris, France

Sagittarius

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac

06 December 1778

09 May 1850

Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat

Sagittarius

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel

10 May 1788

14 July 1827

Broglie (Eure)

Taurus

Frédéric Joliot-CurieFrédéric Joliot-Curie

19 March 1900

14 August 1958

Paris

Pisces

Léon FoucaultLéon Foucault

18 September 1819

11 February 1868

Paris

Virgo

Claude Cohen-TannoudjiClaude Cohen-Tannoudji

01 April 1933

Constantine, Algeria

Aries

Pierre Gilles de GennesPierre-Gilles de Gennes

24 October 1932

18 May 2007

Paris, France

Scorpio

Gabriel LippmannGabriel Lippmann

16 August 1845

13 July 1921

Bonnevoie/Bouneweg, Luxembourg (since 1921 part of Luxembourg City)

Leo

Jean Baptiste PerrinJean Baptiste Perrin

30 September 1870

17 April 1942

Lille, France

Libra

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak

01 August 1924

29 September 2010

Dąbrowica, Poland

Leo

Alfred Kastler Alfred Kastler

03 May 1902

07 January 1984

Guebwiller, Alsace, German Empire

Taurus

Louis Eugène Félix Néel Louis Néel

22 November 1904

17 November 2000

Lyon, France

Scorpio

Andre Marie AmpereAndre Marie Ampere

20 January 1775

10 June 1836

Parish of St. Nizier, Lyon, France

Capricorn

Sadi CarnotSadi Carnot

01 June 1796

24 August 1832

Luxembourg Palace

Gemini

Charles Augustin De CoulombCharles Augustin De Coulomb

14 June 1736

23 August 1806

Angoulême, France

Gemini

Jean Le Rond d’AlembertJean Le Rond d’Alembert

16 November 1717

29 October 1783

Paris

Scorpio

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat

24 May 1743

13 July 1793

Boudry

Gemini

Joseph-Louis LagrangeJoseph-Louis Lagrange

25 January 1736

10 April 1813

Turin

Aquarius

Charles-Augustin de CoulombCharles-Augustin de Coulomb

14 June 1736

23 August 1806

Angoulême, France

Gemini

Nicolas Léonard Sadi CarnotNicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

01 June 1796

24 August 1832

Paris

Gemini

Siméon Denis PoissonSiméon Denis Poisson

21 June 1781

25 April 1840

Pithiviers

Gemini

Cédric VillaniCédric Villani

05 October 1973

Brive-la-Gaillarde

Libra

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot

13 May 1753

02 August 1823

Nolay

Taurus

Jacques CharlesJacques Charles

12 November 1746

07 April 1823

Beaugency

Scorpio

Paul LangevinPaul Langevin

23 January 1872

19 December 1946

Paris

Aquarius

Serge HarocheSerge Haroche

11 September 1944

Casablanca

Virgo

Didier SornetteDidier Sornette

25 June 1957

Paris

Cancer

François AragoFrançois Arago

26 February 1786

02 October 1853

Estagel

Pisces

Marin MersenneMarin Mersenne

08 September 1588

01 September 1648

Oizé

Virgo

Alain AspectAlain Aspect

15 June 1947

Agen

Gemini

Gaspard MongeGaspard Monge

09 May 1746

28 July 1818

Beaune

Taurus

Albert FertAlbert Fert

07 March 1938

Carcassonne

Pisces

Claude-Louis NavierClaude-Louis Navier

10 February 1785

21 August 1836

Burlada

Aquarius

Peter GrünbergPeter Grünberg

18 May 1939

Plzeň

Taurus

Hippolyte FizeauHippolyte Fizeau

23 September 1819

18 September 1896

Paris

Virgo

Georges ClaudeGeorges Claude

24 September 1870

23 May 1960

Paris

Libra

Jean-Baptiste BiotJean-Baptiste Biot

21 April 1774

03 February 1862

Paris

Taurus

Jean Léonard Marie PoiseuilleJean Léonard Marie Poiseuille

22 April 1797

26 December 1869

Paris

Taurus

Felix SavartFelix Savart

30 June 1791

16 March 1841

Charleville-Mézières

Cancer

Armand-Hippolyte-Louis FizeauArmand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau

23 September 1819

18 September 1896

Paris

Virgo

Antoine Henri BecquerelAntoine Henri Becquerel

15 December 1852

25 August 1908

Paris

Sagittarius

Jean-Bernard-Léon FoucaultJean-Bernard-Léon Foucault

18 September 1819

11 February 1868

Paris, France

Virgo

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