Arthur Kornberg

1918 - 2007

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Arthur Kornberg (March 3, 1918 – October 26, 2007) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 for his discovery of "the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)" together with Severo Ochoa of New York University. He was also awarded the Paul-Lewis Award in Enzyme Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 1951, L.H.D. degree from Yeshiva University in 1962, as well as National Medal of Science in 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Kornberg has received more than 246,587 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Arthur Kornberg is the 208th most popular chemist (down from 207th in 2019), the 1,453rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,198th in 2019) and the 41st most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Arthur Kornberg ranks 208 out of 510Before him are Torbern Bergman, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, John Cornforth, Roald Hoffmann, and Derek Barton. After him are Sidney Altman, Paul D. Boyer, Ei-ichi Negishi, Paul Flory, Hermann Kolbe, and Osamu Shimomura.

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Among people born in 1918, Arthur Kornberg ranks 64Before him are Henryk Szeryng, Edward A. Murphy Jr., François Tombalbaye, Betty Ford, Borys Paton, and Derek Barton. After him are Paul D. Boyer, Jean-Marie Loret, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Yigal Allon, Gabriel Axel, and Kakuei Tanaka. Among people deceased in 2007, Arthur Kornberg ranks 43Before him are Ike Turner, Jaan Kross, Abdul Rahman Arif, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jupp Derwall, and Jane Wyman. After him are Joe Zawinul, Norman Mailer, Mary Douglas, Sol LeWitt, Jean-Claude Brialy, and Gaston Thorn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Arthur Kornberg ranks 1,453 out of 15,968Before him are Elizabeth Montgomery (1933), Steven Soderbergh (1963), Robert E. Park (1864), Ray Conniff (1916), Christina Onassis (1950), and Gary Busey (1944). After him are Paul D. Boyer (1918), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Holland Taylor (1943), Mark Harmon (1951), Gillian Anderson (1968), and Edwin S. Porter (1870).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Arthur Kornberg ranks 41Before him are Richard F. Heck (1931), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), Walter Gilbert (1932), Paul Berg (1926), and Elias James Corey (1928). After him are Paul D. Boyer (1918), Paul Flory (1910), Robert Curl (1933), Edward W. Morley (1838), Robert W. Holley (1922), and William Standish Knowles (1917).