C. F. Powell

1903 - 1969

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Cecil Frank Powell, FRS (5 December 1903 – 9 August 1969) was a British physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for heading the team that developed 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 101,745 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). C. F. Powell is the 103rd most popular physicist (down from 94th in 2019), the 334th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 255th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Physicist.

Powell was a member of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1972 to 1987. He is most famous for his concurring opinion in the landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education.

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Among physicists, C. F. Powell ranks 103 out of 721Before him are Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Glover Barkla, Anders Jonas Ångström, Hippolyte Fizeau, Pavel Cherenkov, and Joseph Henry. After him are Eugene Wigner, Clinton Davisson, Jean-Baptiste Biot, Manne Siegbahn, Ernest Lawrence, and Augustin-Jean Fresnel.

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Among people born in 1903, C. F. Powell ranks 17Before him are Habib Bourguiba, Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, Galeazzo Ciano, Fernandel, and Yasujirō Ozu. After him are John Dillinger, Alec Douglas-Home, Jiro Horikoshi, Anaïs Nin, Rudolf Abel, and Jan Tinbergen. Among people deceased in 1969, C. F. Powell ranks 20Before him are Otto Stern, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Otto Dix, Morihei Ueshiba, Jan Palach, and Brian Jones. After him are Sonja Henie, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Levi Eshkol, Arthur Friedenreich, and Witold Gombrowicz.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, C. F. Powell ranks 334 out of 6,924Before him are Alexander Pope (1688), John Ruskin (1819), Frederick Sanger (1918), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), Ken Follett (1949), and Marianne Faithfull (1946). After him are Malcolm McDowell (1943), Enid Blyton (1897), Randal Cremer (1828), Charles Lyell (1797), William Crookes (1832), and Millvina Dean (1912).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, C. F. Powell ranks 18Before him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Peter Higgs (1929), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), William Henry Bragg (1862), and Charles Glover Barkla (1877). After him are Henry Moseley (1887), Thomas Young (1773), George Paget Thomson (1892), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Roger Penrose (1931), and William Shockley (1910).