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Famous Male Astrophysicists

List of famous male astrophysicists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male astrophysicists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being astrophysicists. There are thousand of males working as astrophysicists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic astrophysicists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a astrophysicist then the people below should give you inspiration.

People here include everyone from John-David F. Bartoe to Uros Seljak.

While this isn't a list of all male astrophysicists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male astrophysicists?" and "Who are the best male astrophysicists?"

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Author, Actor, Television Editor, Writer + 1 more
    • Credits: Nova ScienceNow, The Universe, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, 400 Years of the Telescope
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    Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric guitar, called the Red Special. His compositions for the band include "We Will Rock You", "Tie Your Mother ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Hampton, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician + 3 more
    • Credits: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, Harlequin, Steel Dawn, The True Story of Eskimo Nell + 21 more
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    Colin Michael Foale, CBE, PhD is a British-American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space shuttle missions and extended stays on both Mir and the International Space Station. He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, and until 17 April 2008, he held the record for ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Louth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Astronaut, Astronomer
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    Dirk Dries David Damiaan, Viscount Frimout is an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency. He flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mision STS-45 as a payload specialist, making him the first Belgian in space. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Poperinge, Belgium
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Astronomer, Engineer
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    John-David Francis Bartoe is an American astrophysicist. He is the Research Manager for the International Space Station at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He provides oversight for the Program Manager concerning the research capability, research hardware, and research plans of the ISS. As a civilian ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Abington, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Astronomer
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    Alexei Vladimir "Alex" Filippenko is an American astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. Filippenko graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA. He received a Bachelor of Arts in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979 and a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronomer
    • Credits: The Universe
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    Frank Curtis "Curt" Michel was an American astrophysicist, a former professor of astrophysics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and a former NASA astronaut. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Astronaut, Astronomer
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    Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, Ph.D. is an American former NASA astronaut and currently a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT. Hoffman made five flights as a space shuttle astronaut, including the first mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993, when the orbiting telescope's flawed ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronaut, Scientist
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    Jerry Earl Nelson is an American astronomer known for his pioneering work designing segmented mirror telescopes, which led to him receiving the 2010 Kavli Prize for Astrophysics. He is the principal designer and project scientist for the Keck telescopes. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist
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    James Edward Gunn is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University. Gunn's early theoretical work in astronomy has helped establish the current understanding of how galaxies form, and the properties of the space between galaxies. He also suggested important observational tests to ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist
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    Dr. Josef Allen Hynek was a American astronomer, professor, and ufologist. He is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research. Hynek acted as scientific adviser to UFO studies undertaken by the U.S. Air Force under three consecutive projects: Project Sign, Project Grudge, and Project Blue Book. For ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1910-1986)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Ufologists, Astrophysicist, Ufologist, Astronomer
    • Credits: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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    Stephen Erik Thorsett is an American professor and astronomer. His research interests include radio pulsars and gamma ray bursts. He is known for measurements of the masses of neutron stars and for the use of binary pulsars to test the theory of general relativity. Thorsett was a professor and dean at ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Physicist
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    Hubert Reeves, CC OQ is a French Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Physicist, Science writer
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    Richard A. Muller is an American professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a faculty senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Most recently, in early 2010, Muller and his daughter Elizabeth founded the group Berkeley Earth, an independent 501 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 71
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Physicist, Professor, Geologist
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    Edward Arthur Milne FRS was a British astrophysicist and mathematician. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 54 (1896-1950)
    • Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer
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    Kenneth Charles Freeman, FAA, FRS is an Australian astronomer and astrophysicist who is currently Duffield Professor of Astronomy in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Mount Stromlo Observatory of the Australian National University in Canberra. He was born in Perth, Australia in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronomer
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    George R. Blumenthal is an American astrophysicist, astronomer, professor, and academic administrator. He is the tenth chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 70
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronomer
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    Giorgio Abetti was an Italian solar astronomer. He was born in Padua, the son of noted astronomer Antonio Abetti. He was educated at the Universities of Padua and of Rome. He began his career at the Collegio Romano observatory in Rome as an assistant astronomer. In 1921 he succeeded his father as the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 100 (1882-1982)
    • Birthplace: Padua, Italy
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Astronomer
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    Charles Greeley Abbot was an American astrophysicist and the fifth secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, serving from 1928 until 1944. Abbot went from being director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, to becoming Assistant Secretary, and then Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution over ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 101 (1872-1973)
    • Birthplace: Wilton, New Hampshire, United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Astronomer
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    Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. is an American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Russell Alan Hulse of a "new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation". more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Astrophysicist, Astronomer
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