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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 234,569 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Carl David Anderson is the 83rd most popular physicist (up from 90th in 2019), the 323rd most popular biography from United States (up from 384th in 2019) and the 4th 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 83 out of 717Before him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Owen Willans Richardson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Albert A. Michelson, Ernst Ruska, and Johannes Stark. After him are Barry Barish, Clinton Davisson, Eugene Wigner, John Bardeen, Arnold Sommerfeld, and Peter Higgs.

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Among people born in 1905, Carl David Anderson ranks 15Before him are Elias Canetti, Dag Hammarskjöld, Henry Fonda, Mikhail Sholokhov, Faustina Kowalska, and Astrid of Sweden. After him are Vasily Grossman, Felix Bloch, Marcel Lefebvre, Arthur Koestler, Artem Mikoyan, and Raymond Aron. Among people deceased in 1991, Carl David Anderson ranks 14Before him are Edwin McMillan, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, Klaus Barbie, and Graham Greene. After him are Gustáv Husák, John Bardeen, Soichiro Honda, Lazar Kaganovich, Frank Capra, and Margot Fonteyn.

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Among people born in United States, Carl David Anderson ranks 323 out of 18,182Before him are George S. Patton (1885), William Henry Harrison (1773), Jerry Brown (1938), Natalie Wood (1938), Barbara McClintock (1902), and James Buchanan (1791). After him are O. Henry (1862), Barry Barish (1936), O. J. Simpson (1947), Anton LaVey (1930), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), and Clinton Davisson (1881).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Carl David Anderson ranks 4Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), and Robert Andrews Millikan (1868). After him are Barry Barish (1936), Clinton Davisson (1881), John Bardeen (1908), Arthur Compton (1892), Joseph Henry (1797), Kip Thorne (1940), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921).