Top Ten Physicists in History

Based on the clue, can you name the top ten physticists in history according to a poll of scientists conducted by the American Physical Society (1999)?
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Last updated: May 23, 2020
First submittedAugust 14, 2018
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Birth Year
& Location
1879, Germany
Developed the theory of relativity
Albert Einstein
1643, England
His Principia (1687) laid the foundations of classical mechanics
Isaac Newton
1831, Scotland
Formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation
James Clerk Maxwell
1885, Denmark
Made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory
Niels Bohr
1901, Germany
Pioneer of quantum mechanics; well-known for his uncertainty principle
Werner Heisenberg
1564, Italy
Central figure in the transition from natural philosophy to modern science
Galileo Galilei
1918, United States
Made significant contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics
Richard Feynman
1902, England
Made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics
Paul Dirac
1887, Austria
Developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics
Erwin Schrödinger
1871, New Zealand
Known as the father of nuclear physics
Ernest Rutherford
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