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[edit]

Middle Ages[edit]

15th–16th century[edit]

16th–17th century[edit]

17th–18th century[edit]

18th–19th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

19th–20th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

20th–21st century[edit]

Fictional theoretical physicists[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

* Experimentalist also
º Astronomer, astrophysicist or cosmologist also
^ Developed new mathematics
† Contributed to chemistry
‡ Contributed to biology
ª List of women in theoretical physics also