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

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

Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild
German

Rainer WeissRainer Weiss
German, American

Brian SchmidtBrian Schmidt
Australian, American
Saul PerlmutterSaul Perlmutter
American

Michael FoaleMichael Foale
American
Margaret BurbidgeMargaret Burbidge
British, American

Dennis W. SciamaDennis W. Sciama
British

Hannes AlfvénHannes Alfvén
Swedish
Amy MainzerAmy Mainzer
American

Adam RiessAdam Riess
American
John C. MatherJohn C. Mather
American

Jacob BekensteinJacob Bekenstein
Israeli, Mexican, American

Fang LizhiFang Lizhi
Chinese
Hubert ReevesHubert Reeves
Canadian
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Robert H. DickeRobert H. Dicke
American
Thomas GoldThomas Gold
Austrian, British, American

Lyman SpitzerLyman Spitzer
American

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
American

Riccardo GiacconiRiccardo Giacconi
Italian
Margherita HackMargherita Hack
Italian

Dirk FrimoutDirk Frimout
Belgian

Martin SchwarzschildMartin Schwarzschild
German, American

Rashid SunyaevRashid Sunyaev
Russian

John N. BahcallJohn N. Bahcall
American
Andrew E. LangeAndrew E. Lange
American

Geoffrey BurbidgeGeoffrey Burbidge
British
Lewis Morris RutherfurdLewis Morris Rutherfurd
American

Edward BullardEdward Bullard
British

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

Bengt StrömgrenBengt Strömgren
Danish, Swedish

Viktor HambardzumyanViktor Hambardzumyan
Armenian, Russian
Pol SwingsPol Swings
Belgian

Robert EmdenRobert Emden
Swiss

Conrad SchlumbergerConrad Schlumberger
German, French

Jonathan Homer LaneJonathan Homer Lane
American
Ken FreemanKen Freeman
Australian
David SchrammDavid Schramm
American

Sergey Pavlovich KorolyovSergey Pavlovich Korolyov
Russian

Nikolay Aleksandrovich KozyrevNikolay Aleksandrovich Kozyrev
Russian

Arthur DavidsenArthur Davidsen
American