Alan J. Heeger

1936 - Today

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Alan Jay Heeger (born January 22, 1936) is an American physicist, academic and Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry. Heegar was elected as a member into the National Academy of Engineering in 2002 for co-founding the field of conducting polymers and for pioneering work in making these novel materials available for technological applications. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan J. Heeger has received more than 136,726 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Alan J. Heeger is the 215th most popular chemist (down from 185th in 2019), the 1,350th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,263rd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Chemist.

Alan J. Heeger is most famous for his discovery of the world's first semiconductor, the polycrystalline silicon.

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Over the past year Alan J. Heeger has had the most page views in the with 14,443 views, followed by Chinese (2,636), and Japanese (1,812). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (156.74%), Malagasy (118.64%), and Hakka (115.01%)


Among chemists, Alan J. Heeger ranks 215 out of 602Before him are Gerhard Herzberg, Wallace Carothers, Friedrich Sertürner, Satoshi Ōmura, Aziz Sancar, and Antoni Grabowski. After him are Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, Donald J. Cram, Stephanie Kwolek, Franz Karl Achard, Derek Barton, and Aaron Klug.

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Among people born in 1936, Alan J. Heeger ranks 65Before him are Valerie Solanas, Carla Bley, J. Michael Bishop, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, and Kris Kristofferson. After him are François Pinault, Gianni Vattimo, Don Cherry, Hideki Shirakawa, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Yury Luzhkov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan J. Heeger ranks 1,350 out of 20,380Before him are Kris Kristofferson (1936), John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Anthony Mann (1906), Robin Wright (1966), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), and Anne Rice (1941). After him are Ray Kurzweil (1948), Linda Lee Cadwell (1945), Frank Borman (1928), Mark Spitz (1950), John Mott (1865), and Donald J. Cram (1919).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Alan J. Heeger ranks 42Before him are Robert S. Mulliken (1896), Paul L. Modrich (1946), Robert Curl (1933), William Standish Knowles (1917), John Fenn (1917), and Wallace Carothers (1896). After him are Donald J. Cram (1919), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Alfred G. Gilman (1941), William Lipscomb (1919), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), and Roger D. Kornberg (1947).