astrophysicist astrophysicist  /ˌæ stroʊ ˈfɪ sɪ sɪst/


  • (n) an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies


  1. Now any modern-day astronomer is also an astrophysicist.
  2. And, finally, he conceded defeat in a long-standing bet with Caltech astrophysicist John Preskill, who thought there wasn't a problem in the first place.
  3. George Coyne, a Jesuit astrophysicist who directs the Vatican Observatory, warns against reducing science to religion, or vice versa.


  1. Washburn's 'Quake' full of fault lines, funny lines

    Described by critics as "quirky," award-winning playwright Melanie Marnich's "Quake" features a young woman who is on a coast-to-coast quest for "the Big Love" while getting advice from an astrophysicist turned serial killer who murders the men who disappoint her in relationships.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

  2. NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: Of Course Humans Will Kill Each Other In Space

    Humans have messed up ways...peace is not about location, says the astrophysicist.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Business Insider via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Astronomers Search for Signs of Life in the Skies of Distant Exoplanets (preview)

    Nobody who was there at the time, from the most seasoned astrophysicist to the most inexperienced science reporter, is likely to forget a press co n ference at the American Astronomical Society's winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in January 1996. It was there that Geoffrey W. Marcy, an observer then at San Francisco State University, announced that he and his observing partner, R. Paul ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Scientific American


  1. "I just don't look at filmmaking through a gender lens," Bigelow tells the Star. "I wish there were more women (who direct films). But to me, it's like talking about `a woman mathematician' or `a woman astrophysicist.' We don't refer to them...
    on Mar 6, 2010 By: Kathryn Bigelow Source: Toronto Star

  2. Sir Patrick called May "the world's leading guitarist and a very good astrophysicist".
    on Oct 23, 2006 By: Patrick Moore Source:

  3. "In that sense, he probably always fell outside what a traditional physicist and a traditional astrophysicist is doing," Perlmutter said. "Now cosmic microwave background radiation has become a huge industry with lots of players, but he was...
    on Jan 3, 2010 By: Saul Perlmutter Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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