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

Lawrence M. KraussLawrence M. Krauss
American
Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild
German

Walter LewinWalter Lewin
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Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
British

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
Indian

Max TegmarkMax Tegmark
Swedish, American
Saul PerlmutterSaul Perlmutter
American

Hubert ReevesHubert Reeves
Canadian

Michael FoaleMichael Foale
American

Hannes AlfvénHannes Alfvén
Swedish
Dennis W. SciamaDennis W. Sciama
British

Lyman SpitzerLyman Spitzer
American
Riccardo GiacconiRiccardo Giacconi
Italian

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

Alexei FilippenkoAlexei Filippenko
American