Famous People who Majored in Astrophysics

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List of famous people who majored in astrophysics, including photos when available. This list of famous astrophysics majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in astrophysics. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in astrophysics you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were astrophysics majors?" and "Which famous people studied astrophysics?"
Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Astrophysics
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Carl Sagan appeared in the 2012 documentary film Beyond Expression Bright. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1934-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Astrophysics
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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 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

Age: 60

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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Alessio Piccioli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Astrophysics
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Mi chiamo Alessio Piccioli, ho 39 anni (in realtà ne compio 40 tra poco… proprio il giorno delle elezioni). Abito a Pisa da ormai più di vent’anni: ho studiato Fisica prima come studente universitario poi come ricercatore precario. Stanco dell’ambiente della ricerca italiana assieme ad altri 7 amici abbiamo fondato la “Net7 s.r.l”, società specializzata nello sviluppo software Open Source con particolare attenzione alle tecnologie dedicate al Semantic Web e al mondo dell’Open Data. Sono sposato con Maddalena da quasi dieci anni e sono babbo di Camilla, 8 anni, e di Viola, 2 anni. Sono appassionato dell’attività all’aria aperta in tutte le sue forme: mi piace correre sui monti Pisani, andare ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Verbania, Italy

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Jeffrey A. Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Astrophysics
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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 optical system was corrected. Trained as an astrophysicist, he also flew on 1990 Spacelab shuttle mission that featured the ASTRO-1 ultraviolet astronomical observatory in the shuttle's payload bay. Over the course of his five missions he logged more than 1,211 hours and 21.5 million miles in space. He was also the first Jewish Astronaut, and the second Jewish man in space after Boris Volynov. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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