Famous Australian Physicists

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Sir William Lawrence Bragg
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Birthdate: March 31, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: July 1, 1971

Born to a math and physics professor in Australia, Sir William Lawrence Bragg later moved to England, where his father was posted for work. He and his father jointly won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their research on X-ray diffraction through crystals. Bragg was an avid shell collector, too.

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Mark Oliphant
(Physicist)
Mark Oliphant
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Birthdate: October 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
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.

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Derek Abbott
(Physicist)
Derek Abbott
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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.

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Richard Dalitz
(Physicist)
Richard Dalitz
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Birthdate: February 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dimboola, Australia
Died: January 13, 2006
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Eric Burhop
(Physicist)
Eric Burhop
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Birthdate: January 31, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
Died: January 22, 1980
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Ross H. McKenzie
(Physicist)
Ross H. McKenzie
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Birthdate: December 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Arthur Robert Hogg
(Astronomer)
Arthur Robert Hogg
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Birthdate: November 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: March 31, 1966
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