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Astrophysicist

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell About Irish astrophysicist who discovered the first radio pulsars and was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2002 until 2004. Other Informations She went to Lurgan College and was one of the first females allowed to study science there. She later graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of …

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Jaan Einasto

Jaan Einasto About Estonian astrophysicist who made great contributions to his field in the 20th century. He has been awarded three Estonian National Science Awards and is a member of the European Astronomical Society and the Royal Astronomical Society. Other Informations He was educated at the University of Tartu. He discovered an asteroid in 1994, …

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William Fowler

William Fowler About Astrophysicist who was the first to come up with the theory of element generation in stars. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 for his revolutionary contributions to the field. Other Informations He studied science at Ohio State University and earned his doctorate at the California Institute of Technology. His …

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Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor About Astrophysics who rose to fame when he landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta mission with whom he was a Project Scientist for. Other Informations He attended the University of Liverpool and then received his Ph. D from Imperial College London. In 2014 he appeared in the documentary Landing on a Comet: Rosetta Mission. …

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George Smoot

George Smoot About Astrophysicist who received a the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 for his work on the cosmic background explorer. His work gave further evidence towards the Bing Bang Theory. Other Informations He studied mathematics and physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the winner of the last episode of Are …

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Brian Schmidt

Brian Schmidt About Astrophysicist who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for providing evidence that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. He won the Australian Academy of Science’s Pawsey Medal Medal ten years before. Other Informations He earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University in 1993. He is a Distinguished Professor …

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Arthur Eddington

Arthur Eddington About Remembered best for his work in the field of astrophysics, Eddington was also responsible for introducing Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity to a wider audience. Other Informations He entered the University of Manchester (then called Owens College, Manchester) at the age of sixteen and later earned advanced degrees from Trinity College, Cambridge …

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Amy Mainzer

Amy Mainzer About Astronomer specializing in astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy. She became known for her role as the science consultant and host of the PBS Kids series Ready Jet Go! She’s also made numerous appearances on the History Channel series The Universe. Other Informations She obtained her Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of …

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Aliya Prokofieva

Aliya Prokofieva About Astrophysicist known for her work in the field of space and for founding the international space company Galaktika where she promotes a range of philosophical and scientific content that engages with the public.  Other Informations She studied at the Physics and Mathematics Lyceum of Saint Petersburg. She then went on to attend …

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Alexei Filippenko

Alexei Filippenko About Astrophysicist who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2011 for his discovery of the accelerating universe. He has served as a Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley and has been featured prominently on shows like The Universe on The History Channel. Other Informations He was born in Oakland …