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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Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
British

Lawrence M. KraussLawrence M. Krauss
American

Max TegmarkMax Tegmark
Swedish, American

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
Indian

Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild
German
Martin ReesMartin Rees
British

Rainer WeissRainer Weiss
German, American

Saul PerlmutterSaul Perlmutter
American

John C. MatherJohn C. Mather
American
Hubert ReevesHubert Reeves
Canadian

Lyman SpitzerLyman Spitzer
American
Adam RiessAdam Riess
American

Hannes AlfvénHannes Alfvén
Swedish

Thomas GoldThomas Gold
Austrian, British, American
Dennis W. SciamaDennis W. Sciama
British

Michael FoaleMichael Foale
American
Martin SchwarzschildMartin Schwarzschild
German, American

Fang LizhiFang Lizhi
Chinese

Riccardo GiacconiRiccardo Giacconi
Italian
Andrew E. LangeAndrew E. Lange
American

Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr.
American
Alexei FilippenkoAlexei Filippenko
American

Sergey Pavlovich KorolyovSergey Pavlovich Korolyov
Russian