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Ben Roy Mottelson

1926 - Today

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Ben Roy Mottelson (9 July 1926 – 13 May 2022) was an American-Danish nuclear physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Roy Mottelson has received more than 143,337 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Ben Roy Mottelson is the 149th most popular physicist (up from 157th in 2019), the 636th most popular biography from United States (up from 722nd in 2019) and the 17th 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

Among physicists, Ben Roy Mottelson ranks 149 out of 717Before him are Felix Bloch, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Karl Schwarzschild, Hans Bethe, William Shockley, and Johann Jakob Balmer. After him are Martin Lewis Perl, Rudolf Mössbauer, Hans Geiger, Peter Grünberg, Val Logsdon Fitch, and Nicolaas Bloembergen.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1926, Ben Roy Mottelson ranks 31Before him are Harper Lee, Ivan Illich, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jerry Lewis, Clifford Geertz, and David Attenborough. After him are Leopoldo Galtieri, Donald A. Glaser, Margot Frank, Jack Brabham, Vivian Maier, and Richard Crenna.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Roy Mottelson ranks 636 out of 18,182Before him are Raquel Welch (1940), Talia Shire (1946), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), John Browning (1855), Michael Crichton (1942), and Martha Graham (1894). After him are Edgar Cayce (1877), Jimmy Wales (1966), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Martin Cooper (1928), Hulk Hogan (1953), and John Cazale (1935).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Ben Roy Mottelson ranks 17Before him are Owen Chamberlain (1920), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), and Robert Coleman Richardson (1937). After him are Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Hugh Everett III (1930), Michio Kaku (1947), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), and Steven Weinberg (1933).