Physicists

Some of the most famous physicists and their contributions to science are explained in this section. Learn famous physicists, such as Albert Einstein.


Stephen Hawking Says 'Ultimate Ambition' Is to Journey Into Space

The renowned scientist said in an interview with "Good Morning Britain" that he accepted Richard Branson's invite to fly into space without a moment's hesitation.

Stephen Hawking Right Again?

A new experiment supports the famous theoretical physicist's idea of radiation being emitted by black holes.

Stephen Hawking: Our Own Stupidity Remains a Threat to Humanity

Global air pollution and weaponized artificial intelligence round out the trifecta of threats, the astrophysicist tells interviewer Larry King.

Stuff You Should Know Podcast Talks Big Bang With Neil deGrasse Tyson

The celebrity astrophysicist takes a break from his current tour to discuss science and education with the hosts of the 'Stuff You Should Know' podcast.

Rock Star Astrophysicist? Yes, and a For-Real Rock Star, Too

Something else you didn't know about the Pluto exploration: Queen guitarist Brian May has serious science chops, and he contributed to the New Horizons mission.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Einstein

The man who had some theories about relativity was also an eccentric who gleefully eschewed socks, dodged German military service and spurned social conventions.

10 Hispanic Scientists You Should Know

He built President Eisenhower an indoor golf-training machine, analyzed the Zapruder film and searched for an Egyptian pyramid's treasure chamber using cosmic rays. Aren't you dying to meet this wide-ranging scientist?

How Carl Sagan Worked

He may have been born in Brooklyn, but Carl Sagan was gunning for the stars as soon as he arrived in this world. Get to know the scientist whose infectious delight in the universe still holds us spellbound.

How Stephen Hawking Works

He's ventured to the abyss of black holes, wagered on the information paradox and floated around in zero gravity. Meet the man, the legend, the super scientist: Stephen Hawking.

10 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Stephen Hawking

He was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died. He has yet to be awarded a Nobel Prize, although he was awarded a guest spot on “The Simpsons.” What else do you know (or not know) about this acclaimed physicist?