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 252,790 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Carl David Anderson is the 71st most popular physicist (up from 83rd in 2019), the 237th most popular biography from United States (up from 323rd 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 71 out of 851Before him are Eugene Wigner, Johannes Stark, Rudolf Clausius, Otto von Guericke, Lev Landau, and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis. After him are Georges Lemaître, James Chadwick, Lawrence Bragg, Ernest Lawrence, Louis de Broglie, and Mikhail Lomonosov.

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Among people born in 1905, Carl David Anderson ranks 12Before him are Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Christian Dior. After him are Faustina Kowalska, Mikhail Sholokhov, Astrid of Sweden, Vasily Grossman, Maria von Trapp, and Felix Bloch. Among people deceased in 1991, Carl David Anderson ranks 9Before him are Dr. Seuss, Vasily Zaitsev, Yves Montand, Serge Gainsbourg, Edwin McMillan, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. After him are Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, Klaus Barbie, John Bardeen, Miles Davis, and Gustáv Husák.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl David Anderson ranks 237 out of 20,380Before him are Walt Whitman (1819), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Michael Jordan (1963), Steve Ballmer (1956), Kevin Costner (1955), and Robert Wadlow (1918). After him are Diane Keaton (1946), Audie Murphy (1925), Charlton Heston (1923), Samuel Colt (1814), John Ford (1894), and Noah Webster (1758).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Carl David Anderson ranks 5Before him are J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Richard Feynman (1918), Barry Barish (1936), and Robert Andrews Millikan (1868). After him are Ernest Lawrence (1901), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), John Bardeen (1908), Clinton Davisson (1881), Willis Lamb (1913), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Ben Roy Mottelson (1926).