Famous Australian Physicists

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 1 Mark Oliphant

Mark Oliphant
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent Town
Died: July 14, 2000

Mark Oliphant was an Australian humanitarian and physicist who played a prominent role in the first experimentation of nuclear fusion. He also played an influential role in the development of nuclear weapons. Oliphant is credited with founding the Australian Academy of Science. Over the course of his illustrious career, Mark Oliphant received several prestigious awards, such as the Hughes Medal.

 2 Derek Abbott

Derek Abbott
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: May 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England

British-Australian physicist and engineer Derek Abbott also teaches at the University of Adelaide. He has been associated with many scientific journals and has also been featured in publications such as The New York Times. Abbott also worked on the baffling Somerton Man case, which remains unsolved to this day.

 3 Richard Dalitz

Richard Dalitz
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dimboola, Australia
Died: January 13, 2006
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 4 Eric Burhop

Eric Burhop
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: January 31, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
Died: January 22, 1980

 5 Ross H. McKenzie

Ross H. McKenzie
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 6 Arthur Robert Hogg

Arthur Robert Hogg
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: November 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: March 31, 1966