[[Start of PhD program, early faculty, post-WWII growth]]
- Joseph Henderson
- Ed Uehling
- Greg Dash
- Hans Dehmelt, atomic experimentalist and co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prise in Physics for the development of the ion trap technique.
- David Thouless, condensed matter theorist and co-recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.
- Eric Adelberger, nuclear and gravitational exprimentalist and co-recipient of the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for precision fundamental measurements that test our understanding of gravity, probe the nature of dark energy, and establish limits on couplings to dark matter.