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Douglas Hofstadter

1945 - Today

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Douglas Richard Hofstadter (born February 15, 1945) is an American scholar of cognitive science, physics, and comparative literature whose research includes concepts such as the sense of self in relation to the external world, consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics. His 1979 book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid won both the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and a National Book Award (at that time called The American Book Award) for Science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Hofstadter has received more than 1,102,610 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Douglas Hofstadter is the 412th most popular physicist, the 3,069th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,059th in 2019) and the 84th most popular Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Douglas Hofstadter ranks 412 out of 717Before him are Marietta Blau, Gabriele Veneziano, Carlo Matteucci, Louis Harold Gray, Samuel Goudsmit, and Auguste Bravais. After him are Erich Hückel, Homi J. Bhabha, Federico Faggin, Yoshio Nishina, Meghnad Saha, and Vladimir Fock.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1945, Douglas Hofstadter ranks 180Before him are Eizo Yuguchi, Nick Simper, Roland Joffé, Divine, Gabriela Andersen-Schiess, and Eric Woolfson. After him are Roger Chartier, Julio Morales, Maryla Rodowicz, Richard Long, Richard Henderson, and Katharine Houghton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas Hofstadter ranks 3,069 out of 18,182Before him are Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923), James Rothman (1950), James J. Gibson (1904), Dwight F. Davis (1879), Jennifer Beals (1963), and Alex North (1910). After him are Michelle Monaghan (1976), John Waters (1946), Calista Flockhart (1964), Geoffrey Lewis (1935), Robert James Waller (1939), and Deborah Lipstadt (1947).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Douglas Hofstadter ranks 84Before him are Edwin H. Land (1909), Robert W. Wood (1868), Lyman Spitzer (1914), Chester Carlson (1906), Philip Abelson (1913), and Leonard Susskind (1940). After him are John C. Mather (1946), Gene Amdahl (1922), Saul Perlmutter (1959), Grote Reber (1911), Alan Sokal (1955), and Alan Guth (1947).