Ben Roy Mottelson

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Ben Roy Mottelson (born July 9, 1926) is an American-Danish nuclear physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Roy Mottelson has received more than 111,637 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Ben Roy Mottelson is the 157th most popular physicist (down from 131st in 2019), the 722nd most popular biography from United States (down from 424th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Physicist.

Ben Roy Mottelson is most famous for his contributions to the field of astrophysics. He was one of the first scientists to propose that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy. He also made significant contributions to understanding the structure of the sun and solar system.

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Among physicists, Ben Roy Mottelson ranks 157 out of 721Before him are Ratko Janev, Hugh Everett III, Robert H. Goddard, Heinrich Rohrer, Georges Charpak, and Martin Lewis Perl. After him are Rudolf Mössbauer, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Leon Cooper, Hideki Yukawa, Pyotr Kapitsa, and Emilio Segrè.

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Among people born in 1926, Ben Roy Mottelson ranks 34Before him are Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jack Brabham, Louise Hay, Beji Caid Essebsi, Thích Nhất Hạnh, and Leopoldo Galtieri. After him are Necmettin Erbakan, Vivian Maier, Alcides Ghiggia, Hilary Putnam, Mel Brooks, and David Attenborough.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Roy Mottelson ranks 722 out of 15,968Before him are Gloria Gaynor (1947), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Don Johnson (1949), Dorothea Lange (1895), Margaret Brown (1867), and John Howard Northrop (1891). After him are Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Don Shirley (1927), Douglass North (1920), Ginger Rogers (1911), Sam Peckinpah (1925), and Jeff Goldblum (1952).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Ben Roy Mottelson ranks 20Before him are Owen Chamberlain (1920), Benjamin Thompson (1753), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Hugh Everett III (1930), Robert H. Goddard (1882), and Martin Lewis Perl (1927). After him are Leon Cooper (1930), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Michio Kaku (1947), Steven Weinberg (1933), Donald A. Glaser (1926), and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921).