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

Margaret BurbidgeMargaret Burbidge
British, American

Martin ReesMartin Rees
British
Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
British
Max TegmarkMax Tegmark
Swedish, American

Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild
German

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
Indian

Rainer WeissRainer Weiss
German, American
Brian SchmidtBrian Schmidt
Australian, American

Dennis W. SciamaDennis W. Sciama
British
Saul PerlmutterSaul Perlmutter
American

Hubert ReevesHubert Reeves
Canadian

Adam RiessAdam Riess
American
Michael FoaleMichael Foale
American

Hannes AlfvénHannes Alfvén
Swedish
John C. MatherJohn C. Mather
American

Thomas GoldThomas Gold
Austrian, British, American

Robert H. DickeRobert H. Dicke
American
Lyman SpitzerLyman Spitzer
American
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Riccardo GiacconiRiccardo Giacconi
Italian
Fang LizhiFang Lizhi
Chinese

Margherita HackMargherita Hack
Italian

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
American

Geoffrey BurbidgeGeoffrey Burbidge
British
Martin SchwarzschildMartin Schwarzschild
German, American

John N. BahcallJohn N. Bahcall
American

Rashid SunyaevRashid Sunyaev
Russian

Dirk FrimoutDirk Frimout
Belgian

Andrew E. LangeAndrew E. Lange
American
Lewis Morris RutherfurdLewis Morris Rutherfurd
American

Edwin Ernest SalpeterEdwin Ernest Salpeter
Austrian, Australian, American
James Edward KeelerJames Edward Keeler
American

Alexei FilippenkoAlexei Filippenko
American

William Wilson MorganWilliam Wilson Morgan
American
Gerson GoldhaberGerson Goldhaber
German, American

Hermann Carl VogelHermann Carl Vogel
German
David SchrammDavid Schramm
American

Bengt StrömgrenBengt Strömgren
Danish, Swedish

Robert EmdenRobert Emden
Swiss

Pol SwingsPol Swings
Belgian

Jonathan Homer LaneJonathan Homer Lane
American
Ken FreemanKen Freeman
Australian

Bohdan PaczynskiBohdan Paczynski
Polish

Sergey Pavlovich KorolyovSergey Pavlovich Korolyov
Russian

Nikolay Aleksandrovich KozyrevNikolay Aleksandrovich Kozyrev
Russian
Arthur DavidsenArthur Davidsen
American