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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 126,197 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). C. F. Powell is the 121st most popular physicist (down from 103rd in 2019), the 375th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 333rd in 2019) and the 22nd 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 121 out of 717Before him are Ernst Abbe, Aage Bohr, Auguste Piccard, Heinrich Rohrer, François Arago, and Walter Houser Brattain. After him are Pavel Cherenkov, Owen Chamberlain, Leo Szilard, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, and Arno Allan Penzias.

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Among people born in 1903, C. F. Powell ranks 22Before him are Marguerite Yourcenar, Rudolf Abel, Andrey Kolmogorov, Yasujirō Ozu, Anaïs Nin, and Adolf Butenandt. After him are José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Nikolai Podgorny, Karl Hanke, Alec Douglas-Home, Jan Tinbergen, and Mustafa Barzani. Among people deceased in 1969, C. F. Powell ranks 21Before him are Jack Kerouac, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Morihei Ueshiba, Jan Palach, Princess Alice of Battenberg, and Otto Dix. After him are Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Levi Eshkol, Dominique Pire, Arthur Friedenreich, Witold Gombrowicz, and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr..

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Among people born in United Kingdom, C. F. Powell ranks 375 out of 7,765Before him are Ralph Fiennes (1962), D. H. Lawrence (1885), Harold Pinter (1930), Pelagius (360), Sam Neill (1947), and Anthony Burgess (1917). After him are Robert Walpole (1676), Charles Lyell (1797), Angela Lansbury (1925), Calico Jack (1682), Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), and Robert Burns (1759).

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Among physicists born in United Kingdom, C. F. Powell ranks 22Before him are Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Peter Higgs (1929), William Henry Bragg (1862), Henry Moseley (1887), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), and George Paget Thomson (1892). After him are Charles Glover Barkla (1877), William Shockley (1910), David Brewster (1781), Charles Wheatstone (1802), Andrew Huxley (1917), and John Kendrew (1917).