Clifford Shull

1915 - 2001

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Clifford Glenwood Shull (September 23, 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – March 31, 2001) was an American physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clifford Shull has received more than 113,299 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Clifford Shull is the 217th most popular physicist (up from 224th in 2019), the 851st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,027th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Physicist.

Clifford Shull is most famous for his work in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance. He is credited with being the first to use nuclear magnetic resonance to study the molecular structure of materials.

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Over the past year Clifford Shull has had the most page views in the with 10,116 views, followed by Chinese (2,995), and German (1,639). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (207.94%), Haitian (72.48%), and Serbian (43.29%)


Among physicists, Clifford Shull ranks 217 out of 851Before him are David Lee, Arthur Ashkin, Yoichiro Nambu, Abdus Salam, Jerome Isaac Friedman, and Leon Cooper. After him are Chien-Shiung Wu, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Vitaly Ginzburg, John L. Hall, John Clauser, and Murray Gell-Mann.

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Among people born in 1915, Clifford Shull ranks 29Before him are Fred Hoyle, Saul Bellow, Curd Jürgens, Charles H. Townes, Les Paul, and Robert Hofstadter. After him are Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Aziz Nesin, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Thomas Huckle Weller, Brother Roger, and Shoichi Yokoi. Among people deceased in 2001, Clifford Shull ranks 25Before him are Gilbert Bécaud, Alberto Korda, Ernst Gombrich, Douglas Adams, Nikolay Basov, and Marie José of Belgium. After him are Robert Ludlum, Dương Văn Minh, William Hanna, Zhang Xueliang, John Lee Hooker, and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clifford Shull ranks 851 out of 20,380Before him are Martin Seligman (1942), Robert Venturi (1925), Lex Barker (1919), John J. Pershing (1860), Dorothea Lange (1895), and Leon Cooper (1930). After him are Morgan Fairchild (1950), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Bing Crosby (1903), Powers Boothe (1948), and Harriet Tubman (1820).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Clifford Shull ranks 42Before him are Robert Hofstadter (1915), James Cronin (1931), David Lee (1931), Arthur Ashkin (1922), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), and Leon Cooper (1930). After him are Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), John L. Hall (1934), John Clauser (1942), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), and Roy J. Glauber (1925).