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?"
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 Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003. Born in Manhattan, New York City, Tyson became interested in astronomy at the age of nine after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium. After graduating from The Bronx High School of Science, where he was editor-in-chief of the Physical Science Journal, he completed a bachelor's ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
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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 Down", "I Want It All", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Flash", "Who Wants to Live Forever" and "The Show Must Go On". He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2005 for "services to the music industry and for charity work". May attained a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College in 2007 and was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008 to 2013. He ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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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 most time spent in space by a US citizen: 374 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes. He still holds the cumulative-time-in-space record for a UK citizen. ...more on Wikipedia
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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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