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Bill Nye

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William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955) is an American mechanical engineer, science communicator, and television presenter. He is best known as the host of the science education television show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1999) and as a science educator in pop culture. Born in Washington, D.C., Nye began his career as a mechanical engineer for Boeing in Seattle, where he invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on 747 airplanes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Nye has received more than 11,555,245 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Bill Nye is the 585th most popular physicist (up from 619th in 2019), the 5,816th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,674th in 2019) and the 116th most popular American Physicist.

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  • 12M

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  • 47.89

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among physicists, Bill Nye ranks 585 out of 717Before him are Frank J. Tipler, C. P. Snow, Gordon Gould, Isaak Khalatnikov, Alexander Markovich Polyakov, and Ted Fujita. After him are John D. Barrow, John Robison, Willem Hendrik Keesom, Georges-Louis Le Sage, Giovanni Giorgi, and Henry Augustus Rowland.

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Among people born in 1955, Bill Nye ranks 216Before him are Sherif Ismail, Janice Dickinson, Gale Anne Hurd, Hervé Guibert, Nicolas Hulot, and Catherine Hardwicke. After him are Gilbert Gottfried, Sandra Bernhard, Fernando Trueba, Ringo Lam, Pier Ferdinando Casini, and Kang Kyung-wha.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Nye ranks 5,816 out of 18,182Before him are Shawn Michaels (1965), John Tate (1925), Bob Falkenburg (1926), Ray Romano (1957), Eugene Sledge (1923), and Margaret Colin (1958). After him are William Christie (1944), Kelly LeBrock (1960), Theodore Gill (1837), Michael Dell (1965), Larry Van Kriedt (1954), and Smedley Butler (1881).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Bill Nye ranks 116Before him are Bryce DeWitt (1923), James Hansen (1941), Victor J. Stenger (1935), Edith Clarke (1883), Frank J. Tipler (1947), and Gordon Gould (1920). After him are Henry Augustus Rowland (1848), Alvin M. Weinberg (1915), Joan Feynman (1927), Lawrence M. Krauss (1954), Harold Agnew (1921), and Stuart Hameroff (1947).

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