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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 307,318 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Barry Barish is the 84th most popular physicist (up from 96th in 2019), the 325th most popular biography from United States (up from 419th in 2019) and the 5th 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 84 out of 717Before him are Owen Willans Richardson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Albert A. Michelson, Ernst Ruska, Johannes Stark, and Carl David Anderson. After him are Clinton Davisson, Eugene Wigner, John Bardeen, Arnold Sommerfeld, Peter Higgs, and Paul Langevin.

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Among people born in 1936, Barry Barish ranks 15Before him are Amancio Ortega, Ken Loach, Andrei Chikatilo, Valery Legasov, Mikhail Tal, and John McCain. After him are Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Robert Woodrow Wilson, David Carradine, Barack Obama Sr., F. W. de Klerk, and Harald zur Hausen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barry Barish ranks 325 out of 18,182Before him are Jerry Brown (1938), Natalie Wood (1938), Barbara McClintock (1902), James Buchanan (1791), Carl David Anderson (1905), and O. Henry (1862). After him are O. J. Simpson (1947), Anton LaVey (1930), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Clinton Davisson (1881), Michael Porter (1947), and Man Ray (1890).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Barry Barish ranks 5Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), and Carl David Anderson (1905). After him are Clinton Davisson (1881), John Bardeen (1908), Arthur Compton (1892), Joseph Henry (1797), Kip Thorne (1940), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921).