Barry Barish

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Barry Clark Barish (born January 27, 1936) is an American experimental physicist and Nobel Laureate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barry Barish has received more than 277,115 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Barry Barish is the 96th most popular physicist (up from 110th in 2019), the 419th most popular biography from United States (down from 366th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Physicist.

Barry Barish is most famous for being the director of the LIGO project, which was the first to detect gravitational waves.

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Among physicists, Barry Barish ranks 96 out of 721Before him are Carl David Anderson, Peter Debye, Gabriel Lippmann, Ernst Abbe, Ernst Ruska, and William Henry Bragg. After him are Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Glover Barkla, Anders Jonas Ångström, Hippolyte Fizeau, Pavel Cherenkov, and Joseph Henry.

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Among people born in 1936, Barry Barish ranks 22Before him are Barack Obama Sr., Richard Bach, John McCain, F. W. de Klerk, Dennis Hopper, and Robert Woodrow Wilson. After him are Glen Campbell, Ursula Andress, Michael Landon, Uwe Seeler, Aga Khan IV, and Ismail Kadare.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barry Barish ranks 419 out of 15,968Before him are Jerome Bruner (1915), Iggy Pop (1947), Robert Kardashian (1944), Chet Baker (1929), Jeff Bezos (1964), and Susan Sarandon (1946). After him are Bernie Madoff (1938), Katherine Johnson (1918), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), James Caan (1940), Nicole Kidman (1967), and Julia Roberts (1967).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Barry Barish ranks 6Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Arthur Compton (1892), and Carl David Anderson (1905). After him are Joseph Henry (1797), Clinton Davisson (1881), Ernest Lawrence (1901), John Bardeen (1908), Kip Thorne (1940), and Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839).