David MacMillan

1968 - Today

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Sir David William Cross MacMillan (born 16 March 1968) is a Scottish chemist and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, where he was also the chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2010 to 2015. He shared the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Benjamin List "for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David MacMillan has received more than 247,952 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). David MacMillan is the 481st most popular chemist (up from 492nd in 2019), the 3,303rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,851st in 2019) and the 62nd most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, David MacMillan ranks 481 out of 602Before him are Jan Szczepanik, Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen, Ludwig Knorr, Luis E. Miramontes, Albert Kluyver, and Charles Blagden. After him are William Hallowes Miller, Alfred Stock, Christian Konrad Sprengel, Albert Eschenmoser, Ludwig Mond, and Edmond Frémy.

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Among people born in 1968, David MacMillan ranks 169Before him are Phil Anselmo, Hwang Sun-hong, Juan Orlando Hernández, Karl Wendlinger, Chayanne, and Hedi Slimane. After him are Alex Zülle, Klas Ingesson, Catherine Bell, Dorinel Munteanu, Andrew Golota, and Christopher McQuarrie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David MacMillan ranks 3,303 out of 8,785Before him are Roland Orzabal (1961), Gilbert Adair (1944), Jack Sheppard (1702), Matthew Hopkins (1620), John Hutchinson (1884), and Tommy Cooper (1921). After him are Lita Ford (1958), Ronald Knox (1888), James Ivory (1765), Christian Horner (1973), Flora Sandes (1876), and York Bowen (1884).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, David MacMillan ranks 62Before him are Peter Atkins (1940), Morris Travers (1872), William Gregor (1761), William Nicholson (1753), Archibald Scott Couper (1831), and Charles Blagden (1748). After him are William Hallowes Miller (1801), Edward Charles Howard (1774), Christopher Kelk Ingold (1893), Robin Hill (1899), Leslie Orgel (1927), and Neil Bartlett (1932).