List of famous astrophysicists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

An astrophysicist is a scientist who researches the principles of light, motion, and natural forces as they pertain to the universe at large. Astrophysicists engage in theoretical physics studies in an attempt to learn more about the underlying properties of the cosmos. Many specialize in studying a particular phenomenon or theory, such as black holes, the development and extinction of stars, relativity and motion, or the origin of the universe. Astrophysics is a branch of space science that applies the laws of physics and chemistry to explain the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and other objects in the universe. Astrophysicists incorporate their extensive knowledge of mathematical and physical properties with observable characteristics to form modern explanations. So much is unknown or uncertain about the universe that it is not uncommon for them to spend the majority of their career investigating a single astronomical circumstance. Astrophysicists study how the universe works, explore how it began and evolved, and search for life on planets around other stars. In simple words, they seek to understand the universe and our place in it. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous astrophysicists.

Carl Sagan Carl Sagan
American

Walter LewinWalter Lewin
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Lawrence M. KraussLawrence M. Krauss
American

Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
British

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
Indian
Max TegmarkMax Tegmark
Swedish, American
Martin ReesMartin Rees
British

Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild
German

Rainer WeissRainer Weiss
German, American

Saul PerlmutterSaul Perlmutter
American
John C. MatherJohn C. Mather
American

Hannes AlfvénHannes Alfvén
Swedish
Lyman SpitzerLyman Spitzer
American

Hubert ReevesHubert Reeves
Canadian

Adam RiessAdam Riess
American
Michael FoaleMichael Foale
American

Robert H. DickeRobert H. Dicke
American
Dennis W. SciamaDennis W. Sciama
British

Thomas GoldThomas Gold
Austrian, British, American

Andrew E. LangeAndrew E. Lange
American
Margaret BurbidgeMargaret Burbidge
British, American
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John N. BahcallJohn N. Bahcall
American
Martin SchwarzschildMartin Schwarzschild
German, American

Riccardo GiacconiRiccardo Giacconi
Italian

Margherita HackMargherita Hack
Italian

Fang LizhiFang Lizhi
Chinese
Rashid SunyaevRashid Sunyaev
Russian

Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.
American

Alexei FilippenkoAlexei Filippenko
American

Sergey Pavlovich KorolyovSergey Pavlovich Korolyov
Russian