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List of famous people who majored in theoretical physics, including photos when available. This list of famous theoretical physics 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 theoretical physics. 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 theoretical physics you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were theoretical physics majors?" and "Which famous people studied theoretical physics?"
Dara Ó Briain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theoretical Physics
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Dara Ó Briain is an Irish comedian and television presenter, noted for hosting topical panel shows such as The Panel, Mock the Week, Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums and The Apprentice: You're Fired!. He has also featured on Don't Feed the Gondolas, Three Men in a Boat, Have I Got News for You, QI, Stargazing Live and Dara Ó Briain's Science Club. The Irish Independent described Ó Briain as Britain's "favourite Irishman". In 2010, Ó Briain was voted the 16th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Bray, Republic of Ireland

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Shirley Ann Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theoretical Physics
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Shirley Ann Jackson FREng is an American physicist, and the eighteenth president of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her Ph.D. in nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, becoming the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate at MIT. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

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Sebastian Doniach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theoretical Physics
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Sebastian Doniach is a British-American physicist and professor at Stanford University. His research interests include theoretical condensed matter physics, superconductivity, and biophysics. His mother was the distinguished clinical immunologist Deborah Doniach. Sebastian Doniach received a B.A. from Christ's College, Cambridge in 1954 and a Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool with Herbert Fröhlich in 1958. His contributions to the field of condensed matter physics include the Lawrence-Doniach model of superconductivity and his book on Green's functions in solid state physics with E. H. Sondheimer. Sebastian Doniach is one of the pioneers of synchrotron X-ray sources and served as the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

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