Carl David Anderson

1905 - 1991

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Carl David Anderson (September 3, 1905 – January 11, 1991) was an American physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl David Anderson has received more than 169,710 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Carl David Anderson is the 90th most popular physicist (down from 64th in 2019), the 384th most popular biography from United States (down from 212th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Physicist.

Carl David Anderson was an American physicist who is most famous for his discovery of the positron in 1932.

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Among physicists, Carl David Anderson ranks 90 out of 721Before him are Edward Teller, C. V. Raman, Dennis Gabor, James Franck, Arthur Compton, and Aage Bohr. After him are Peter Debye, Gabriel Lippmann, Ernst Abbe, Ernst Ruska, William Henry Bragg, and Barry Barish.

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Among people born in 1905, Carl David Anderson ranks 15Before him are Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Dag Hammarskjöld, Faustina Kowalska, Astrid of Sweden, and Mikhail Sholokhov. After him are Felix Bloch, Vasily Grossman, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Cattell, Marcel Lefebvre, and Raymond Aron. Among people deceased in 1991, Carl David Anderson ranks 15Before him are Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, Graham Greene, Edwin McMillan, and Gustáv Husák. After him are Soichiro Honda, Frank Capra, John Bardeen, Michael Landon, Lazar Kaganovich, and Margot Fonteyn.

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Among people born in United States, Carl David Anderson ranks 384 out of 15,968Before him are Albert Fish (1870), George Armstrong Custer (1839), Calvin Klein (1942), Dian Fossey (1932), Tim Burton (1958), and Dennis Hopper (1936). After him are Paul Ekman (1934), Chuck Jones (1912), Ralph Lauren (1939), Kathy Bates (1948), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and George Clooney (1961).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Carl David Anderson ranks 5Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), and Arthur Compton (1892). After him are Barry Barish (1936), Joseph Henry (1797), Clinton Davisson (1881), Ernest Lawrence (1901), John Bardeen (1908), Kip Thorne (1940), and Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839).