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Frank Oppenheimer

1912 - 1985

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Frank Friedman Oppenheimer (14 August 1912 – 3 February 1985) was an American particle physicist, cattle rancher, professor of physics at the University of Colorado, and the founder of the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The younger brother of renowned physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, Frank Oppenheimer conducted research on aspects of nuclear physics during the time of the Manhattan Project, and made contributions to uranium enrichment. After the war, Oppenheimer's earlier involvement with the American Communist Party placed him under scrutiny, and he resigned from his physics position at the University of Minnesota. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Oppenheimer has received more than 2,761,008 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Frank Oppenheimer is the 337th most popular physicist (up from 634th in 2019), the 1,787th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,742nd in 2019) and the 70th most popular American Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Frank Oppenheimer ranks 337 out of 851Before him are Pierre Louis Dulong, Ami Argand, Donna Strickland, Otto Schmidt, Frank Wilczek, and Ferenc Krausz. After him are Philip Abelson, John Stewart Bell, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Shuji Nakamura, Hans Kramers, and Jean Charles Athanase Peltier.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1912, Frank Oppenheimer ranks 81Before him are Abbé Pierre, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, Chaïm Perelman, Kamala Sohonie, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, and Jacques Ellul. After him are Hugh Griffith, Salah al-Din al-Bitar, José Ferrer, Michel Debré, Axel Springer, and Marina Raskova. Among people deceased in 1985, Frank Oppenheimer ranks 49Before him are Ernst Öpik, Tjalling Koopmans, Méret Oppenheim, Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Kim Yong-sik, and Kirill Moskalenko. After him are Eric Voegelin, Wellington Koo, Zarifa Aliyeva, Axel Springer, Karl-Adolf Hollidt, and Alexander Pokryshkin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Oppenheimer ranks 1,787 out of 20,380Before him are Spiro Agnew (1918), Johnny Kitagawa (1931), Sterling Hayden (1916), Clark L. Hull (1884), William Walker (1824), and Mary McDonnell (1952). After him are Gregg Popovich (1949), James Oliver Curwood (1878), Chadwick Boseman (1977), Robert Smithson (1938), Clara Bow (1905), and Ken Mattingly (1936).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Frank Oppenheimer ranks 70Before him are Robert B. Laughlin (1950), John C. Mather (1946), Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), and Frank Wilczek (1951). After him are Philip Abelson (1913), Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Carl Wieman (1951), John Mauchly (1907), Nathan Rosen (1909), and Ralph Asher Alpher (1921).