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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 the discovery of "the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid" together with Spanish biochemist and physician Severo Ochoa of New York University. He was also awarded the Paul-Lewis Award in Enzyme Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 1951, an L.H.D. degree from Yeshiva University in 1962, and the National Medal of Science in 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Kornberg has received more than 291,454 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Arthur Kornberg is the 176th most popular chemist (up from 208th in 2019), the 1,211th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,452nd in 2019) and the 35th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Arthur Kornberg ranks 176 out of 509Before him are Katalin Karikó, Wallace Carothers, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, John Vane, Rodney Robert Porter, and Stephanie Kwolek. After him are George Porter, Georg Wittig, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Antoine Jérôme Balard, Louis Jacques Thénard, and Max Perutz.

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Among people born in 1918, Arthur Kornberg ranks 53Before him are Sam Walton, Hans Scholl, Paul D. Boyer, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Julian Schwinger, and Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. After him are John Forsythe, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Edward B. Lewis, Betty Ford, François Tombalbaye, and Rosemary Kennedy. Among people deceased in 2007, Arthur Kornberg ranks 37Before him are Stanley Miller, Lois Maxwell, Marcheline Bertrand, Henri Troyat, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, and Vladimir Kryuchkov. After him are Paul Watzlawick, Jane Wyman, Robert Jordan, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jean-Claude Brialy, and Gaston Thorn.

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Among people born in United States, Arthur Kornberg ranks 1,211 out of 18,182Before him are Stanley Kramer (1913), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Harry Harlow (1905), Idina Menzel (1971), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), and Bruce Dern (1936). After him are Mike Markkula (1942), Mary Jackson (1921), Rodney King (1965), John Gotti (1940), Nicholas Ray (1911), and Vera Miles (1929).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Arthur Kornberg ranks 35Before him are Paul Flory (1910), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), Paul D. Boyer (1918), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), Wallace Carothers (1896), and Stephanie Kwolek (1923). After him are Walter Gilbert (1932), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Julius Axelrod (1912), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), and John Fenn (1917).