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

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

Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike
16 July 1888
Physicist

Simon van der MeerSimon van der Meer
24 November 1925
Physicist

Martinus J. G. VeltmanMartinus J. G. Veltman
27 June 1931
Theoretical Physicist
Johannes Diderik van der WaalsJohannes van der Waals
23 November 1837
Theoretical Physicist

Gerard ’t HooftGerard ’t Hooft
05 July 1946
Physicist

Andre GeimAndre Geim
21 October 1958
Physicist
Jan IngenhouszJan Ingenhousz
08 December 1730
Botanist, Physician, Physicist

Wubbo OckelsWubbo Ockels
28 March 1946
Physicist
Willem de SitterWillem de Sitter
06 May 1872
Mathematician

George UhlenbeckGeorge Uhlenbeck
06 December 1900
Theoretical Physicist

Pieter van MusschenbroekPieter van Musschenbroek
14 March 1692
Scientist

Hendrik Anthony KramersHendrik Anthony Kramers
02 February 1894
Physicist

Willem Hendrik KeesomWillem Hendrik Keesom
21 June 1876
Physicist
Samuel Abraham GoudsmitSamuel Abraham Goudsmit
11 July 1902
Physicist

Heike Kamerlingh-OnnesHeike Kamerlingh-Onnes
21 September 1853
 

Johannes Diederik van der WaalsJohannes Diederik van der Waals
23 November 1837
Physicist