David J. Thouless

1934 - 2019

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David James Thouless (; 21 September 1934 – 6 April 2019) was a British condensed-matter physicist. He was the winner of the 1990 Wolf Prize and a laureate of the 2016 Nobel Prize for physics along with F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David J. Thouless has received more than 363,835 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). David J. Thouless is the 237th most popular physicist (down from 226th in 2019), the 750th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 724th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Physicist.

David Thouless is most famous for his work in the field of condensed matter physics. He is a professor at the University of Washington and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016.

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Among physicists, David J. Thouless ranks 237 out of 717Before him are Allan MacLeod Cormack, Jim Peebles, Abdus Salam, Burton Richter, Sheldon Lee Glashow, and Claude-Louis Navier. After him are Ettore Majorana, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Johannes Rydberg, David Bohm, Klaus Hasselmann, and Julian Schwinger.

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Among people born in 1934, David J. Thouless ranks 57Before him are Jan Švankmajer, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Alfred Schnittke, Stanislav Shushkevich, Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler, and Eduard Khil. After him are Marshall Rosenberg, Fujiko Fujio, Giovanni Battista Re, Bettino Craxi, Brian Epstein, and Tassos Papadopoulos. Among people deceased in 2019, David J. Thouless ranks 48Before him are Franco Columbu, Ratko Janev, Giya Kancheli, Claudine Auger, Henri, Count of Paris, and Demetris Christofias. After him are Lennart Johansson, Yasuhiro Nakasone, Lee Iacocca, Sydney Brenner, César Pelli, and Ágnes Heller.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David J. Thouless ranks 750 out of 7,765Before him are Bruce Chatwin (1940), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), Chris Rea (1951), and Ben Jonson (1572). After him are John Frederic Daniell (1790), Boris Karloff (1887), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), John Balliol (1249), and Terence Stamp (1938).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, David J. Thouless ranks 30Before him are William Shockley (1910), David Brewster (1781), Charles Wheatstone (1802), Andrew Huxley (1917), John Kendrew (1917), and Nevill Francis Mott (1905). After him are Daniel Rutherford (1749), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Anthony James Leggett (1938), John Cockcroft (1897), Joseph Swan (1828), and Patrick Blackett (1897).