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David Bohm

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David Joseph Bohm (; 20 December 1917 – 27 October 1992) was an American–Brazilian–British scientist who has been described as one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century and who contributed unorthodox ideas to quantum theory, neuropsychology and the philosophy of mind. Among his many contributions to physics is his causal and deterministic interpretation of quantum theory known as De Broglie–Bohm theory. Bohm advanced the view that quantum physics meant that the old Cartesian model of reality—that there are two kinds of substance, the mental and the physical, that somehow interact—was too limited. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Bohm has received more than 1,350,672 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). David Bohm is the 241st most popular physicist (up from 708th in 2019), the 1,119th most popular biography from United States (up from 11,853rd in 2019) and the 49th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, David Bohm ranks 241 out of 717Before him are Sheldon Lee Glashow, Claude-Louis Navier, David J. Thouless, Ettore Majorana, Jagadish Chandra Bose, and Johannes Rydberg. After him are Klaus Hasselmann, Julian Schwinger, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Gustaf Dalén, Georg Bednorz, and John B. Goodenough.

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Among people born in 1992, David Bohm ranks 2Before him is Neymar. After him are Selena Gomez, Thibaut Courtois, Phil Jones, Kim Seok-jin, Miley Cyrus, Mario Götze, Freddie Highmore, Christian Eriksen, Álvaro Morata, and Marc-André ter Stegen. Among people deceased in 1992, David Bohm ranks 35Before him are Daniel Bovet, Paolo Borsellino, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Günther Anders, H. L. A. Hart, and Kaysone Phomvihane. After him are Sam Walton, Denny Hulme, César Manrique, Albert Pierrepoint, Peter D. Mitchell, and Joan Fuster.

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Among people born in United States, David Bohm ranks 1,119 out of 18,182Before him are Jonathan Banks (1947), Vint Cerf (1943), Jill Biden (1951), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), Robert Aldrich (1918), and David Hasselhoff (1952). After him are Eleanor H. Porter (1868), Jordan Belfort (1962), Mr. T (1952), Jeff Koons (1955), Jimmy Connors (1952), and Liliʻuokalani (1838).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, David Bohm ranks 49Before him are George E. Smith (1930), Clifford Shull (1915), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Melvin Schwartz (1932), Burton Richter (1931), and Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932). After him are Julian Schwinger (1918), David J. Wineland (1944), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Hugh David Politzer (1949), and Henry Way Kendall (1926).