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Brian Josephson

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Brian David Josephson (born 4 January 1940) is a Welsh theoretical physicist and professor emeritus of physics at the University of Cambridge. Best known for his pioneering work on superconductivity and quantum tunnelling, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 for his prediction of the Josephson effect, made in 1962 when he was a 22-year-old PhD student at Cambridge University. Josephson is the first Welshman to have won a Nobel Prize in Physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Josephson has received more than 265,922 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Brian Josephson is the 271st most popular physicist (down from 267th in 2019), the 907th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 896th in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Physicist.

Brian Josephson is most famous for his discovery of the Josephson effect.

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Among physicists, Brian Josephson ranks 271 out of 717Before him are Jack Steinberger, Henry Way Kendall, Joseph Swan, Patrick Blackett, Douglas Osheroff, and Andre Geim. After him are John Tyndall, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Masatoshi Koshiba, Leo Esaki, Zhores Alferov, and Otto Robert Frisch.

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Among people born in 1940, Brian Josephson ranks 87Before him are Joachim Frank, Astrud Gilberto, George Akerlof, Dionne Warwick, Lothar de Maizière, and Anthony Fauci. After him are Mamnoon Hussain, Roger Ailes, Nobuyoshi Araki, Arieh Warshel, Clive Sinclair, and Max Mosley.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Josephson ranks 907 out of 7,765Before him are Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), Pete Postlethwaite (1946), Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime (1849), Lobsang Rampa (1910), Joan Collins (1933), and Natasha Richardson (1963). After him are Samuel Crompton (1753), H. H. Asquith (1852), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), William Henry Perkin (1838), Dave Gahan (1962), and Antony Hewish (1924).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Brian Josephson ranks 37Before him are Daniel Rutherford (1749), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Anthony James Leggett (1938), John Cockcroft (1897), Joseph Swan (1828), and Patrick Blackett (1897). After him are Freeman Dyson (1923), Peter Mansfield (1933), William Whewell (1794), Stephen Hales (1677), John Stewart Bell (1928), and James Jeans (1877).