Brian Josephson

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Brian David Josephson (born 4 January 1940) is a British 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 only 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 235,989 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Brian Josephson is the 267th most popular physicist (up from 268th in 2019), the 896th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 800th in 2019) and the 38th 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 267 out of 721Before him are Andrew Huxley, Carlo Rubbia, Zhores Alferov, Theodor W. Hänsch, Ernest Walton, and Makoto Kobayashi. After him are Serge Haroche, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Charles Wheatstone, Pierre Louis Dulong, Thomas Johann Seebeck, and Klaus von Klitzing.

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Among people born in 1940, Brian Josephson ranks 84Before him are Joachim Frank, Fatema Mernissi, Marlène Jobert, Dionne Warwick, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, and Gojko Mitić. After him are Vittorio Storaro, Jean-Luc Nancy, Arieh Warshel, Katharine Ross, Sepp Piontek, and Rudi Dutschke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Josephson ranks 896 out of 6,924Before him are Peter Green (1946), Charles Lightoller (1874), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806), Rob Halford (1951), Margaret of York (1446), and William Carey (1761). After him are Ian McDiarmid (1944), Slash (1965), Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), Brian Cox (1946), and Ginger Baker (1939).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Brian Josephson ranks 38Before him are Daniel Rutherford (1749), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), Patrick Blackett (1897), John Kendrew (1917), Peter Mansfield (1933), and Andrew Huxley (1917). After him are Charles Wheatstone (1802), Stephen Hales (1677), William Whewell (1794), John Stewart Bell (1928), James Jeans (1877), and J. Michael Kosterlitz (1943).