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David Gross

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David Jonathan Gross (; born February 19, 1941) is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. Along with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of asymptotic freedom. Gross is the Chancellor's Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and was formerly the KITP director and holder of their Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Gross has received more than 469,907 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). David Gross is the 289th most popular physicist (up from 331st in 2019), the 1,521st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,984th in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, David Gross ranks 289 out of 717Before him are George Smoot, Ernest Walton, Ludwig Prandtl, Thomas Johann Seebeck, Samuel C. C. Ting, and Carlo Rubbia. After him are Ernst Chladni, Makoto Kobayashi, Fritjof Capra, Walter Kohn, William Daniel Phillips, and Yuri Oganessian.

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Among people born in 1941, David Gross ranks 95Before him are William Nordhaus, Carlo Maria Viganò, Josip Skoblar, Princess Muna al-Hussein, Alfred G. Gilman, and Jacqueline Boyer. After him are John E. Walker, Martha Stewart, Lella Lombardi, Barbet Schroeder, Stephen Frears, and Ann-Margret.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Gross ranks 1,521 out of 18,182Before him are Jeffery Deaver (1950), Jack Dempsey (1895), Richard Fleischer (1916), Stephen Lang (1952), James Avery (1945), and Conrad Hilton (1887). After him are James Irwin (1930), William Lipscomb (1919), John Zorn (1953), Marvin Minsky (1927), William Westmoreland (1914), and Steve Ditko (1927).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, David Gross ranks 59Before him are Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Hugh David Politzer (1949), Henry Way Kendall (1926), Douglas Osheroff (1945), George Smoot (1945), and Samuel C. C. Ting (1936). After him are William Daniel Phillips (1948), Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Leon M. Lederman (1922), Steven Chu (1948), and Nathan Rosen (1909).