Arthur B. McDonald

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Arthur Bruce McDonald, P.Eng (born August 29, 1943) is a Canadian astrophysicist. McDonald is the director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration and held the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario from 2006 to 2013. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur B. McDonald has received more than 408,990 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Arthur B. McDonald is the 68th most popular astronomer (up from 78th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Canada (up from 51st in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Astronomer.

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Over the past year Arthur B. McDonald has had the most page views in the with 21,770 views, followed by Chinese (4,291), and Spanish (2,458). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (246.99%), Sicilian (66.59%), and Cantonese (53.15%)


Among astronomers, Arthur B. McDonald ranks 68 out of 644Before him are Simon Marius, Asaph Hall, Pierre Méchain, Albert Marth, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, and Abu Hanifa Dinawari. After him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker, John Flamsteed, Jacques Cassini, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Antonio Abetti, and James Bradley.

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Among people born in 1943, Arthur B. McDonald ranks 66Before him are Ralph M. Steinman, Antonio Tabucchi, Masaru Emoto, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Esma Redžepova, and Neale Donald Walsch. After him are Mario Botta, Eduard Limonov, Lucio Dalla, Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Johann Deisenhofer, and Jerry Bruckheimer.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Arthur B. McDonald ranks 37 out of 1,622Before him are Richard E. Taylor (1929), Ralph M. Steinman (1943), Bryan Adams (1959), Robert Mundell (1932), Dan Aykroyd (1952), and René Angélil (1942). After him are Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Oswald Avery (1877), Drake (1986), Jim Peebles (1935), Howard Shore (1946), and Henry Mintzberg (1939).


Among astronomers born in Canada, Arthur B. McDonald ranks 1After him are Hubert Reeves (1932), John Stanley Plaskett (1865), James Craig Watson (1838), David H. Levy (1948), Carlyle S. Beals (1899), Wendy Freedman (1957), Brett J. Gladman (1966), Sara Seager (1971), Linda A. Morabito (1953), and Dale Frail (1961).