Physicists are involved with the physical aspects of the world. They study matter and related concepts and conduct research to know more about the physical phenomenon or natural science. Mostly, physicists deal with the general functioning and behaviour of the universe. Every country today has its own rich resource of physicists who through their research and experimentation have discovered various aspects of the physical world. Gravitational force, nuclear interactions, electromagnetism were unknown phenomena that were eventually perceived, explored and presented to the world by physicists. Physicists have conquered the various branches of physics, right from classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, theory of relativity and electromagnetism. Just like every other country in the world, Netherlands too has its own share of famous physicists who have greatly contributed to the better understanding of the subject. Right from Abraham Pais to Andre Geim, Pieter Zeeman to Frits Zernike, Paul Ehrenfest to Christian Hugyens, Dutch physicists have discovered and invented revolutionary concepts of the physical world. Browse through this section to know more about famous Dutch physicists.
Hendrik LorentzHendrik Lorentz
18 July 1853
Physicist
Heike Kamerlingh OnnesHeike Kamerlingh Onnes
21 September 1853
Physicist

Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike
16 July 1888
Physicist

Pieter ZeemanPieter Zeeman
25 May 1865
Discovered the 'Zeeman Effect'

Martinus J. G. VeltmanMartinus J. G. Veltman
27 June 1931
Theoretical Physicist

Simon van der MeerSimon van der Meer
24 November 1925
Physicist
Johannes Diderik van der WaalsJohannes van der Waals
23 November 1837
Theoretical Physicist

Gerard ’t HooftGerard ’t Hooft
05 July 1946
Physicist

Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra
11 May 1930
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,

Jan IngenhouszJan Ingenhousz
08 December 1730
Botanist, Physician, Physicist
Heike Kamerlingh-OnnesHeike Kamerlingh-Onnes
21 September 1853