Cumrun Vafa

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Cumrun Vafa (Persian: کامران وفا, Persian pronunciation: [kɒːmˈrɒːn væˈfɒː]; born 1 August 1960) is an Iranian-American theoretical physicist and the Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Harvard University. Cumrun Vafa was born in Tehran, Iran on 1 August 1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cumrun Vafa has received more than 278,250 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Cumrun Vafa is the 791st most popular physicist (down from 698th in 2019), the 446th most popular biography from Iran (down from 358th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iranian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Cumrun Vafa ranks 791 out of 851Before him are John Pendry, Robert L. Forward, Ayşe Erzan, Werner Israel, Léon Rosenfeld, and Emil Wolf. After him are Yash Pal, Egon Orowan, Sarah Frances Whiting, Abhay Ashtekar, Robert Detweiler, and Charlotte Froese Fischer.

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Among people born in 1960, Cumrun Vafa ranks 485Before him are Adnan Terzić, Maria Schneider, Branford Marsalis, Thierry Vigneron, Shinji Hosokawa, and Ralph Sampson. After him are Luis Gabelo Conejo, Takashi Mizunuma, Branko Miljuš, Johnny Van Zant, Tim Mayotte, and Lev Manovich.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Cumrun Vafa ranks 446 out of 631Before him are Alireza Jahanbakhsh (1993), Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei (1960), Khodadad Azizi (1971), Hossein Sheikholeslam (1952), Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (1967), and Shohreh (1959). After him are Quli Qutb Shah (1470), Kayhan Kalhor (1963), Parviz Davoodi (1952), Ali Mirzaei (1929), Rakhshān Banietemad (1954), and Iraj Danaeifard (1951).

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Among physicists born in Iran, Cumrun Vafa ranks 3Before him are Mohsen Fakhrizadeh (1958), and Ali Javan (1926).