Alan MacDiarmid

1927 - 2007

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Alan Graham MacDiarmid, ONZ FRS (14 April 1927 – 7 February 2007) was a New Zealand-born American chemist, and one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan MacDiarmid has received more than 121,867 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Alan MacDiarmid is the 248th most popular chemist (down from 216th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from New Zealand and the most popular New Zealander Chemist.

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Among chemists, Alan MacDiarmid ranks 248 out of 510Before him are Rodney Robert Porter, Herbert C. Brown, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Jaroslav Heyrovský, Carl Reichenbach, and Smithson Tennant. After him are Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Christian Friedrich Schönbein, William Henry, Roger D. Kornberg, Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, and Mária Telkes.

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Among people born in 1927, Alan MacDiarmid ranks 85Before him are Hiroshi Yamauchi, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Robert Shaw, Megumu Tamura, Marvin Minsky, and Ram Narayan. After him are Günter Guillaume, Jean-Claude Pascal, Eartha Kitt, Gabdulkhay Akhatov, Thomas Luckmann, and Hamed Karoui. Among people deceased in 2007, Alan MacDiarmid ranks 59Before him are Rudolf Arnheim, John Backus, Marcheline Bertrand, Abbé Pierre, Khun Sa, and Ira Levin. After him are Magda Szabó, Ettore Sottsass, Michel Serrault, Al Oerter, Atle Selberg, and Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Alan MacDiarmid ranks 9 out of 206Before him are Russell Crowe (1964), Bruce McLaren (1937), Maurice Wilkins (1916), Peter Jackson (1961), Katherine Mansfield (1888), and Denny Hulme (1936). After him are Kiri Te Kanawa (1944), Chris Amon (1943), Burt Munro (1899), Lucy Lawless (1968), Alan Dale (1947), and Martin Campbell (1943).

Among CHEMISTS In New Zealand

Among chemists born in New Zealand, Alan MacDiarmid ranks 1