List of theoretical physicists

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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 times

Middle Ages

15th–16th century

16th–17th century

17th–18th century

18th–19th century

19th century

19th–20th century

20th century

20th–21st century

Fictional theoretical physicists

See also

Notes

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