Ernest Lawrence

1901 - 1958

Ernest Lawrence

Ernest Orlando Lawrence (August 8, 1901 – August 27, 1958) was a pioneering American nuclear scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron. He is known for his work on uranium-isotope separation for the Manhattan Project, as well as for founding the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. A graduate of the University of South Dakota and University of Minnesota, Lawrence obtained a PhD in physics at Yale in 1925. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Lawrence has received more than 349,185 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 110th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Ernest Lawrence ranks 109 out of 659Before him are Arno Allan Penzias, Owen Chamberlain, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, C. V. Raman, J. Hans D. Jensen, and George Paget Thomson. After him are Barry Barish, Gustaf Dalén, François Arago, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Murray Gell-Mann.

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Among people born in 1901, Ernest Lawrence ranks 25Before him are Vittorio De Sica, Paul of Greece, Princess Märtha of Sweden, André Malraux, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Max Euwe. After him are Milton H. Erickson, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Margaret Mead, Ricardo Zamora, Simon Kuznets, and Jean Dubuffet. Among people deceased in 1958, Ernest Lawrence ranks 9Before him are Wolfgang Pauli, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Rosalind Franklin, John B. Watson, Roger Martin du Gard, and Clinton Davisson. After him are Kurt Alder, Maurice de Vlaminck, Milutin Milanković, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Faisal II of Iraq.

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Among people born in United States, Ernest Lawrence ranks 365 out of 12,171Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), Nicole Kidman (1967), Crazy Horse (1840), Millard Fillmore (1800), Jack Ruby (1911), and Warren G. Harding (1865). After him are Barry Barish (1936), Albert Fish (1870), Mary Cassatt (1844), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Herbert A. Simon (1916), and Douglas Engelbart (1925).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Ernest Lawrence ranks 9Before him are Carl David Anderson (1905), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), John Bardeen (1908), Clinton Davisson (1881), Arthur Compton (1892), and Owen Chamberlain (1920). After him are Barry Barish (1936), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), and Joseph Henry (1797).