Ever wondered how could have one known about the world and its going-ons had it not been for a few curious minds who constantly strove to explain the mysteries of the world and everything else enveloping it? Was there any other way we could have known about gravity or relativity or even radioactivity had it not been for Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein or Marie Curie? All thanks to a physicist's insatiable quest for knowledge and curiosity, today we know and understand the world and its workings better than ever. Not just the erudite, but entire humanity owes its wisdom about natural science to such evolved minds who revolutionized the world with their findings. America has been home to a plethora of physicists who have made colossal contributions to the world of physics. Let us explore the biographies, timelines, trivia and facts of such famous American physicists. All said, get prepared to drop your jaws!
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein

14 March 1879

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla

10 July 1856

Richard FeynmanRichard Feynman

11 May 1918

Carl SaganCarl Sagan

09 November 1934

Sally RideSally Ride

26 May 1951

Enrico FermiEnrico Fermi

29 September 1901

Kip ThorneKip Thorne

01 June 1940

William ShockleyWilliam Shockley

13 February 1910

Edward TellerEdward Teller

15 January 1908

Thomas KuhnThomas Kuhn

18 July 1922

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Steven ChuSteven Chu

28 February 1948

John BardeenJohn Bardeen

23 May 1908

David BohmDavid Bohm

20 December 1917

Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann

15 September 1929

Eugene Paul Eugene Wigner

17 November 1902

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Steven WeinbergSteven Weinberg

03 May 1933

Hans BetheHans Bethe

02 July 1906

Albert Abraham MichelsonAlbert A. Michelson

19 December 1852

Annie Jump CannonAnnie Jump Cannon

11 December 1863

Ivar GiaeverIvar Giaever

05 April 1929

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Julian SchwingerJulian Schwinger

12 February 1918

Ernest LawrenceErnest Lawrence

08 August 1901

Arthur ComptonArthur Compton

10 September 1892

Isidor Isaac Rabi Isidor Isaac Rabi

29 July 1898

Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee

24 November 1926

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Leó SzilárdLeó Szilárd

11 February 1898

Leon M. LedermanLeon M. Lederman

15 July 1922

Sheldon Lee GlashowSheldon Lee Glashow

05 December 1932

Philip Warren AndersonPhilip Warren Anderson

13 December 1923

Charles Hard TownesCharles H. Townes

28 July 1915

Arno Allan PenziasArno Allan Penzias

26 April 1933

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Emilio Gino SegrèEmilio Segrè

30 January 1905

Robert HofstadterRobert Hofstadter

05 February 1915

Walter GilbertWalter Gilbert

21 March 1932

Samuel Chao Chung TingSamuel C. C. Ting

07 January 1936

Robert Woodrow WilsonRobert Woodrow Wilson

10 January 1936

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Kenneth Geddes WilsonKenneth G. Wilson

08 June 1936

Edward Mills Purcell Edward Mills Purcell

30 August 1912

Chen Ning YangChen Ning Yang

01 October 1922

Robert B. LaughlinRobert B. Laughlin

01 November 1950

Walter Houser BrattainWalter Houser Brattain

10 February 1902

Jack SteinbergerJack Steinberger

25 May 1921

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Leon N CooperLeon Cooper

28 February 1930

Carl David AndersonCarl David Anderson

03 September 1905

William Daniel PhillipsWilliam Daniel Phillips

05 November 1948

Frederick ReinesFrederick Reines

16 March 1918

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Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack

23 February 1924

William Alfred FowlerWilliam Alfred Fowler

09 August 1911

Burton RichterBurton Richter

22 March 1931

Edwin Mattison McMillanEdwin McMillan

18 September 1907

Donald A. GlaserDonald A. Glaser

21 September 1926

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Clinton DavissonClinton Davisson

22 October 1881

Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.Willis Lamb

12 July 1913

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Robert Sanderson Mulliken Robert S. Mulliken

07 June 1896

James CroninJames Cronin

29 September 1931

Val Logsdon FitchVal Logsdon Fitch

10 March 1923

James RainwaterJames Rainwater

09 December 1917

Abraham PaisAbraham Pais

19 May 1918

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Russell Alan HulseRussell Alan Hulse

28 November 1950

Owen ChamberlainOwen Chamberlain

10 July 1920

Polykarp Kusch Polykarp Kusch

26 January 1911

Martin Lewis PerlMartin Lewis Perl

24 June 1927

Ben Roy MottelsonBen Roy Mottelson

09 July 1926

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Hans Georg DehmeltHans Georg Dehmelt

09 September 1922

Melvin SchwartzMelvin Schwartz

02 November 1932

Clifford ShullClifford Shull

23 September 1915