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 390,165 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Ettore Majorana is the 259th most popular physicist (down from 240th in 2019), the 1,180th most popular biography from Italy (down from 956th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian 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 259 out of 721Before him are John Kendrew, Ludwig Prandtl, Rainer Weiss, Edme Mariotte, Ivar Giaever, and Peter Mansfield. After him are Jerome Isaac Friedman, Andrew Huxley, Carlo Rubbia, Zhores Alferov, Theodor W. Hänsch, and Ernest Walton.

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Among people born in 1906, Ettore Majorana ranks 63Before him are John Dickson Carr, Fredric Brown, James Hadley Chase, Nelson Goodman, Muzafer Sherif, and Primo Carnera. After him are André Weil, Douglas McGregor, Yasuo Haruyama, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Gusztáv Sebes, and Heinz Harmel. Among people deceased in 1959, Ettore Majorana ranks 26Before him are Alfred Schütz, Edward C. Tolman, Arthur Cecil Pigou, Mike Hawthorn, John Foster Dulles, and Mario Lanza. After him are Enrico De Nicola, Alfred Kubin, Sidney Bechet, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Wanda Landowska, and Raphael Lemkin.

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Among people born in Italy, Ettore Majorana ranks 1,180 out of 4,088Before him are Mario Draghi (1947), Primo Carnera (1906), Lucilio Vanini (1585), Palma Vecchio (1480), Lucio Dalla (1943), and Mauro Giuliani (1781). After him are Alessandro Allori (1535), Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa (1750), Ferdinando Carulli (1770), Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1788), Sebastiano Venier (1496), and Ferdinand II of Naples (1467).


Among physicists born in Italy, Ettore Majorana ranks 9Before him are Enrico Fermi (1901), Luigi Galvani (1737), Laura Bassi (1711), Emilio Segrè (1905), Francesco Maria Grimaldi (1618), and Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746). After him are Carlo Rubbia (1934), Galileo Ferraris (1847), Bruno Pontecorvo (1913), Giovanni Aldini (1762), Carlo Matteucci (1811), and Gabriele Veneziano (1942).