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

Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer are included on this list along with many more.

While this isn't a list of all male theoretical physicists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male theoretical physicists?" and "Who are the best male theoretical physicists?"
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Theoretical Physicists
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc². He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory. Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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#45 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Robert Oppenheimer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Theoretical Physicists
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Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is among the persons who are often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico; Oppenheimer remarked later that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." After the war he became a chief advisor to the newly created United States Atomic Energy Commission and used that position to lobby for international control of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 63 (1904-1967)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#57 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Julian Schwinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Theoretical Physicists
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Julian Seymour Schwinger was a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist. He is best known for his work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics, in particular for developing a relativistically invariant perturbation theory, and for renormalizing QED to one loop order. Schwinger was a professor in the physics department at UCLA. Schwinger is recognized as one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, responsible for much of modern quantum field theory, including a variational approach, and the equations of motion for quantum fields. He developed the first electroweak model, and the first example of confinement in 1+1 dimensions. He is responsible for the theory of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1918-1994)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Steven Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Theoretical Physicists
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Steven Weinberg is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles. He holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments. His research on elementary particles and cosmology has been honored with numerous prizes and awards, including in 1979 the Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1991 the National Medal of Science. In 2004 he received the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society, with a citation that said he is ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Birthplace: New York, USA

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