Carl Wieman

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Carl Edwin Wieman (born March 26, 1951) is an American physicist and educationist at Stanford University, and currently the A. D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University. In 1995, while at the University of Colorado Boulder, he and Eric Allin Cornell produced the first true Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) and, in 2001, they and Wolfgang Ketterle (for further BEC studies) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Wieman currently holds a joint appointment as Professor of Physics and Professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, as well as the DRC Professor in the Stanford University School of Engineering. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Wieman has received more than 241,784 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Carl Wieman is the 372nd most popular physicist (down from 371st in 2019), the 2,249th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,446th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Carl Wieman ranks 372 out of 851Before him are Paul Drude, Maurice de Broglie, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Jean-Antoine Nollet, Carlo Matteucci, and Vladimir Shukhov. After him are Yoshio Nishina, Jurij Vega, Homi J. Bhabha, Peter Mansfield, John Mauchly, and Nathan Rosen.

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Among people born in 1951, Carl Wieman ranks 96Before him are Jackie Jackson, Joe Pantoliano, Samuel Doe, Alexander Bortnikov, Emmanuel Todd, and Laimdota Straujuma. After him are Christian Lacroix, Börje Salming, Treat Williams, Pierre Lemaitre, Duncan Haldane, and Dražen Dalipagić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Wieman ranks 2,249 out of 20,380Before him are Wade Williams (1961), Charles Eames (1907), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), William M. Branham (1909), Henry Bergman (1868), and John Landis (1950). After him are Cy Twombly (1928), Robert Silverberg (1935), Terry O'Quinn (1952), James Rothman (1950), Joe Perry (1950), and Djuna Barnes (1892).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Carl Wieman ranks 73Before him are Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), Frank Wilczek (1951), Frank Oppenheimer (1912), Philip Abelson (1913), and Walter A. Shewhart (1891). After him are John Mauchly (1907), Nathan Rosen (1909), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Robert Brout (1928), Edward Witten (1951), and Chester Carlson (1906).