Switzerland may be known to the world as the ‘heavenly abode’ of mankind but not many know that just like its jaw-dropping beauty and eye-catching landscape, this scenic and picturesque country is also famous for its talented nationals. There have been numerous Swiss personalities who have relentlessly worked for the benefit of mankind in their own fields. Switzerland has produced some of the world’s best scientists, novelists, writers, mathematicians, physicians and so on. Often while talking about the world’s most learned men, we mention Albert Einstein as the supreme of them all. But did you know that this famous physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the pillars of modern physics, was a Swiss? Such was his greatness that till date he is widely regarded as the most influential man of all times and greatest legend to have ever lived on earth. Other famous Swiss physicists who are remembered for their services to theoretical physics include Daniel Bernoulli, Charles Edouard Guillaume, Auguste Piccard, Alfred Kleiner, Aime Argand and so on. With this segment, find out more about famous Swiss physicists, their life, profile and works.
Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
15 April 1707
Mathematician, Physicist
Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli
08 February 1700

Felix BlochFelix Bloch
23 October 1905

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer

Heinrich RohrerHeinrich Rohrer
06 June 1933

K. Alex MüllerK. Alex Müller
20 April 1927
Charles Édouard GuillaumeCharles Édouard Guillaume
15 February 1861
Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930
Physicist, Engineer

Fritz ZwickyFritz Zwicky
14 February 1898
Astronomer, Physicist, University teacher
Alfred KleinerAlfred Kleiner
24 April 1849

Gabriel CramerGabriel Cramer
31 July 1704
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher
Horace Bénédict de SaussureHorace Bénédict de Saussure
17 February 1740

Paul ScherrerPaul Scherrer
03 February 1890

Auguste Arthur de la RiveAuguste Arthur de la Rive
09 October 1801