C. F. Powell

1903 - 1969

C. F. Powell

Cecil Frank Powell, FRS (5 December 1903 – 9 August 1969) was an English physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. F. Powell has received more than 84,370 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 95th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, C. F. Powell ranks 94 out of 659Before him are William Henry Bragg, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Arthur Compton, Albert A. Michelson, and Arnold Sommerfeld. After him are George Gamow, James Franck, Lawrence Bragg, Eugene Wigner, Peter Debye, and Charles Glover Barkla.

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Among people born in 1903, C. F. Powell ranks 12Before him are Aram Khachaturian, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Habib Bourguiba, and Marguerite Yourcenar. After him are Fernandel, Vladimir Horowitz, Andrey Kolmogorov, John Dillinger, Galeazzo Ciano, and Jan Tinbergen. Among people deceased in 1969, C. F. Powell ranks 16Before him are Judy Garland, Jack Kerouac, Rocky Marciano, Kliment Voroshilov, Morihei Ueshiba, and Otto Dix. After him are Liu Shaoqi, Brian Jones, Jan Palach, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Levi Eshkol, and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, C. F. Powell ranks 255 out of 5,347Before him are Edmond Halley (1656), Arthur Eddington (1882), Keith Richards (1943), Peter Ustinov (1921), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), and Anthony Eden (1897). After him are Edward Gibbon (1737), Mary Boleyn (1499), Roger Waters (1943), John Venn (1834), David Gilmour (1946), and Ken Loach (1936).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, C. F. Powell ranks 18Before him are William Gilbert (1544), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Peter Higgs (1929), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), and William Henry Bragg (1862). After him are Charles Glover Barkla (1877), George Paget Thomson (1892), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Roger Penrose (1931), William Shockley (1910), and Henry Moseley (1887).