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Dan Shechtman

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Dan Shechtman (Hebrew: דן שכטמן; born January 24, 1941) is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US Department of Energy's Ames National Laboratory, and Professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University. On April 8, 1982, while on sabbatical at the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dan Shechtman has received more than 419,787 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Dan Shechtman is the 129th most popular chemist (down from 113th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from Israel (up from 105th in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Chemist.

Dan Shechtman is most famous for his discovery of a new form of crystal called quasicrystals. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011 for this discovery.

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Among chemists, Dan Shechtman ranks 129 out of 509Before him are Lars Onsager, Georg Ernst Stahl, Johan Gadolin, Glenn T. Seaborg, Joachim Sauer, and Jean-Marie Lehn. After him are Robert Burns Woodward, Ernst Chain, Ernst Otto Fischer, Christian B. Anfinsen, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, and Arthur Harden.

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Among people born in 1941, Dan Shechtman ranks 60Before him are Ritchie Valens, Jordi Savall, Jules A. Hoffmann, Abdelkader Bensalah, Roberto Carlos, and Frank Farian. After him are Otis Redding, Pete Best, Ray Tomlinson, Milan Kučan, Franco Columbu, and Paul Anka.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Dan Shechtman ranks 101 out of 430Before him are Zephaniah (-701), Ezer Weizman (1924), James, brother of Jesus (-20), Itzhak Perlman (1945), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), and Philip the Tetrarch (-4). After him are Canaan (null), Natalie Portman (1981), Philip the Evangelist (100), Gene Simmons (1949), Abu Nidal (1937), and Isaac Herzog (1960).

Among CHEMISTS In Israel

Among chemists born in Israel, Dan Shechtman ranks 1After him are Arieh Warshel (1940).