George B. Field (born October 25, 1929 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American astrophysicist.
George B. Field
|Alma mater||MIT (B.S., Physics)|
Princeton University (Ph.D.) 
Field was born to a Jewish family in Providence, Rhode Island. His father Winthrop Brooks Field and mother Pauline Woodworth Field were Harvard and Radcliffe graduates, respectively. He became interested in astronomy at an early age, but at the urging of his father he studied chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Disliking engineering, he later switched to astrophysics. After MIT, he attended the graduate school at Princeton University.
Field worked on plasma oscillations and later became interested in cosmology. In 1973, he became the founding director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, an innovative organizational structure that unified the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (a government agency) and the Harvard College Observatory (a private institution) under a single management. Field served as Director until 1982, when he was succeeded by Irwin I. Shapiro.