Andrea M. Ghez

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Andrea Mia Ghez (born June 16, 1965) is an American astrophysicist and professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Lauren B. Leichtman & Arthur E. Levine chair in Astrophysics, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on the center of the Milky Way galaxy.In 2020, she became the fourth woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing one half of the prize with Reinhard Genzel (the other half being awarded to Roger Penrose). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrea M. Ghez has received more than 436,781 page views. Her biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Andrea M. Ghez is the 167th most popular astronomer (up from 524th in 2019), the 2,612th most popular biography from United States (up from 13,285th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Andrea M. Ghez ranks 167 out of 531Before her are Cleomedes, Antonio Abetti, George William Hill, Wilhelm Beer, Margaret Burbidge, and Maria Cunitz. After her are Michael H. Hart, Auguste Charlois, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Gan De, Erasmus Reinhold, and John Goodricke.

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Among people born in 1965, Andrea M. Ghez ranks 60Before her are Mathieu Amalric, Julia Ormond, Chris Rock, Vahide Perçin, Adama Barrow, and Jeffrey Wright. After her are Zakir Naik, Lennox Lewis, Jan-Ove Waldner, Valeria Golino, Shania Twain, and Manuel Uribe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Andrea M. Ghez ranks 2,612 out of 18,182Before her are Pat Metheny (1954), Lorraine Bracco (1954), Asa Akira (1986), Danny Kaye (1911), George Antheil (1900), and Chester Carlson (1906). After her are Annie Edson Taylor (1838), Michael Cunningham (1952), Michael H. Hart (1932), Cy Young (1867), Ronnie Spector (1943), and Steve Fossett (1944).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Andrea M. Ghez ranks 30Before her are Maria Mitchell (1818), Annie Jump Cannon (1863), George Phillips Bond (1825), Vesto Slipher (1875), Henry Draper (1837), and George William Hill (1838). After her are Michael H. Hart (1932), William Henry Pickering (1858), Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), and William Wallace Campbell (1862).