Carl Wieman

1951 - Today

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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 195,477 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Carl Wieman is the 378th most popular physicist (down from 374th in 2019), the 2,649th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,267th in 2019) and the 75th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Carl Wieman ranks 378 out of 721Before him are Ralph Asher Alpher, Johannes Franz Hartmann, Oskar Klein, Georgy Flyorov, Louis Slotin, and Jurij Vega. After him are Hagen Kleinert, Louis Paul Cailletet, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Louis Harold Gray, Nick Holonyak, and G. M. B. Dobson.

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Among people born in 1951, Carl Wieman ranks 98Before him are Zdravko Čolić, Dražen Dalipagić, Isabel Preysler, Antonis Samaras, Lynda Carter, and Mick Mars. After him are Pierre Lemaitre, Tommy Bolin, Treat Williams, Ubol Ratana, Ace Frehley, and Behgjet Pacolli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Wieman ranks 2,649 out of 15,968Before him are Jesse Jackson (1941), Isiah Thomas (1961), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Randy Newman (1943), Willy DeVille (1950), and Ted Nelson (1937). After him are Chris Rock (1965), Winston Groom (1943), Dick Dale (1937), Don Cheadle (1964), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), and Erle Stanley Gardner (1889).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Carl Wieman ranks 75Before him are Edward Witten (1951), Edwin Hall (1855), Steven Chu (1948), Robert W. Wood (1868), Leonard Susskind (1940), and Ralph Asher Alpher (1921). After him are Nick Holonyak (1928), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), Lyman Spitzer (1914), Edwin H. Land (1909), and Chester Carlson (1906).