Does the ambiguity of the universe excite you? Do you find yourself glued to programs that give information about the universe, solar system, comets and stars? Is sky-gazing your favourite pastime? Do you often wonder about unrevealing the complexities of the universe on your own? Are you a frequent visitor of your city’s planetarium? If your answer to all the aforementioned questions is a vibrant yes, you surely can think of becoming an astrophysicist. Astrophysics is a branch of astronomy that deals with determining or establishing the nature of heavenly bodies. Now that people are aware of the position or motion of major heavenly bodies in space, it is their nature that beckons many. America has been the address of numerous astrophysicists who have contributed highly to this branch of astronomy. To begin with, Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the biggest names when it comes to discussing American astrophysicists. He founded the department of astrophysics in the American Museum of Natural History in 1997 and has been serving as the research associate till date. Other important astrophysicists from America include, Charles Greeley Abbot, Robert Hofstadter, William Fowler and so on. Find out in details about the life and career of famous American astrophysicists.
Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958
Astrophysicist
Carl SaganCarl Sagan
09 November 1934
Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Writer

Josef Allen HynekJ. Allen Hynek
01 May 1910
Astronomer, Ufologist

Robert HofstadterRobert Hofstadter
05 February 1915
Physicist

William Alfred FowlerWilliam Alfred Fowler
09 August 1911
Nuclear Physicist and Astrophysicist

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
29 March 1941
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics
Charles Greeley AbbotCharles Greeley Abbot
31 May 1872
Astrophysicist

Lawrence M. KraussLawrence M. Krauss
27 May 1954
Astronomer, Physicist, Astrophysicist, Academic,

Max TegmarkMax Tegmark
05 May 1967
Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist
Rainer WeissRainer Weiss
29 September 1932
Physicist

Brian SchmidtBrian Schmidt
24 February 1967
Vice-Chancellor
Saul PerlmutterSaul Perlmutter
22 September 1959
Astrophysicist

Michael FoaleMichael Foale
06 January 1957
Astronaut, Astrophysicist, Physicist

Margaret BurbidgeMargaret Burbidge
12 August 1919
Astrophysicist

Amy MainzerAmy Mainzer
02 January 1974
Astronomer

Adam RiessAdam Riess
16 December 1969
Professor
John C. MatherJohn C. Mather
07 August 1946
Astrophysicist

Jacob BekensteinJacob Bekenstein
01 May 1947
Physicist

Robert H. DickeRobert H. Dicke
06 May 1916
Astronomer

Thomas GoldThomas Gold
22 May 1920
Professor
Lyman SpitzerLyman Spitzer
26 June 1914
Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Physicist, University

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
29 March 1941
Astrophysicist
Martin SchwarzschildMartin Schwarzschild
31 May 1912
Astrophysicist

John N. BahcallJohn N. Bahcall
30 December 1934
Astrophysicist

Andrew E. LangeAndrew E. Lange
23 July 1957
Astrophysicist
Lewis Morris RutherfurdLewis Morris Rutherfurd
25 November 1816
Astrophysicist

Edwin Ernest SalpeterEdwin Ernest Salpeter
03 December 1924
Astrophysicist
James Edward KeelerJames Edward Keeler
10 September 1857
Astronomer

Alexei FilippenkoAlexei Filippenko
25 July 1958
Astronomer, Astrophysicist, University teacher

William Wilson MorganWilliam Wilson Morgan
03 January 1906
Astronomer
Gerson GoldhaberGerson Goldhaber
20 February 1924
Physicist

Jonathan Homer LaneJonathan Homer Lane
09 August 1819
Inventor
David SchrammDavid Schramm
25 October 1945
Educator

Arthur DavidsenArthur Davidsen
26 May 1944
Astrophysicist