Ettore Majorana

1906 - 1959

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Ettore Majorana (, Italian: [ˈɛttore majoˈraːna]; born on 5 August 1906 – possibly dying after 1959) was an Italian theoretical physicist who worked on neutrino masses. On 25 March 1938, he disappeared under mysterious circumstances after purchasing a ticket to travel by ship from Palermo to Naples. The Majorana equation and Majorana fermions are named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ettore Majorana has received more than 487,154 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ettore Majorana is the 238th most popular physicist (up from 259th in 2019), the 1,086th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,180th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Physicist.

Ettore Majorana was an Italian physicist who disappeared in 1938. Majorana is most famous for his proposal of the Majorana particle, a particle that is its own antiparticle.

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Among physicists, Ettore Majorana ranks 238 out of 717Before him are Jim Peebles, Abdus Salam, Burton Richter, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Claude-Louis Navier, and David J. Thouless. After him are Jagadish Chandra Bose, Johannes Rydberg, David Bohm, Klaus Hasselmann, Julian Schwinger, and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes.

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Among people born in 1906, Ettore Majorana ranks 58Before him are Marcel Carné, Ernst Chain, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Empress Wanrong, Albert Sabin, and Max Delbrück. After him are Vera Menchik, James Hadley Chase, Fredric Brown, Anthony Mann, André Weil, and Muzafer Sherif. Among people deceased in 1959, Ettore Majorana ranks 24Before him are Mike Hawthorn, Bohuslav Martinů, Alfred Schütz, Ritchie Valens, Edward C. Tolman, and Arthur Cecil Pigou. After him are Raphael Lemkin, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, John Foster Dulles, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Cecil B. DeMille, and Enrico De Nicola.

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Among people born in Italy, Ettore Majorana ranks 1,086 out of 4,668Before him are Lucius Aelius (101), Dionysius II of Syracuse (-397), Gino Bartali (1914), Titus Quinctius Flamininus (-229), Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), and Servilia (-104). After him are Giuseppe Moscati (1880), Maria Pia of Savoy (1847), Lorenzo Monaco (1370), Erasmo of Narni (1370), Princess Carolina of Parma (1770), and Louis I of Etruria (1773).


Among physicists born in Italy, Ettore Majorana ranks 9Before him are Enrico Fermi (1901), Luigi Galvani (1737), Laura Bassi (1711), Emilio Segrè (1905), Giorgio Parisi (1948), and Francesco Maria Grimaldi (1618). After him are Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746), Carlo Rubbia (1934), Bruno Pontecorvo (1913), Galileo Ferraris (1847), Giovanni Aldini (1762), and Gabriele Veneziano (1942).