Daniel Kleppner

1932 - Today

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Daniel Kleppner, born 1932, is the Lester Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Physics at MIT and co-director of the MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms. His areas of science include Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, and his research interests include Experimental Atomic Physics, Laser Spectroscopy, and High Precision Measurements. He is the winner of the 2005 Wolf Prize in Physics, the 2007 Frederic Ives Medal, and the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Kleppner has received more than 74,499 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Daniel Kleppner is the 699th most popular physicist (down from 620th in 2019), the 10,097th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,941st in 2019) and the 155th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Daniel Kleppner ranks 699 out of 721Before him are Bruno Zumino, Howard P. Robertson, Werner Israel, John Pendry, Edwin Thompson Jaynes, and Mary K. Gaillard. After him are Cumrun Vafa, Yash Pal, Shirley Ann Jackson, Udupi Ramachandra Rao, Brian Cox, and Bertrand Halperin.

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Among people born in 1932, Daniel Kleppner ranks 399Before him are Gaudencio Rosales, Susan Oliver, Tina Brooks, Charles Adkins, Otis Davis, and Clyde McPhatter. After him are Duke Pearson, S. M. Krishna, Tim Parnell, Jake Garn, Athol Fugard, and Angela Mortimer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Daniel Kleppner ranks 10,097 out of 15,968Before him are Willie Davenport (1943), Sam Hanks (1914), Ana Ortiz (1971), Peter Ryan (1940), Connie Hawkins (1942), and Jason David Frank (1973). After him are Jack Falahee (1989), Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896), Duke Pearson (1932), Aileen Pringle (1895), Noel Neill (1920), and Matt Salinger (1960).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Daniel Kleppner ranks 155Before him are Erwin Hahn (1921), Seth Neddermeyer (1907), Norris Bradbury (1909), Howard P. Robertson (1903), Edwin Thompson Jaynes (1922), and Mary K. Gaillard (1939). After him are Shirley Ann Jackson (1946), Bertrand Halperin (1941), Howard Georgi (1947), Ernest Moniz (1944), David Bohm (1992), and John C. Baez (1961).