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List of theoretical physicists

The following is a partial list of notable physics theorists, those who are recognized in theoretical physics. Arranged by century of death, then year of birth:


Ancient timesEdit

Middle AgesEdit

15th–16th centuryEdit

16th–17th centuryEdit

17th–18th centuryEdit

18th–19th centuryEdit

19th centuryEdit

19th–20th centuryEdit

20th centuryEdit

20th–21st centuryEdit

Fictional theoretical physicistsEdit

See alsoEdit


 * Experimentalist also
 º Astronomer, astrophysicist or cosmologist also
 ^ Developed new mathematics
 † Contributed to chemistry
 ‡ Contributed to biology