Frank Press

1924 - 2020

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Frank Press (December 4, 1924 – January 29, 2020) was an American geophysicist. He was an advisor to four U.S. presidents, and later served two consecutive terms as president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1981–1993). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Press has received more than 105,629 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Frank Press is the 798th most popular physicist, the 11,966th most popular biography from United States and the 181st most popular American Physicist.

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  • 110k

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  • 41.09

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Frank Presses by language

Over the past year Frank Press has had the most page views in the with 9,897 views, followed by French (4,300), and Arabic (1,206). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (42.93%), Southern Azerbaijani (18.93%), and Romanian (11.84%)


Among physicists, Frank Press ranks 798 out of 851Before him are Yash Pal, Egon Orowan, Sarah Frances Whiting, Abhay Ashtekar, Robert Detweiler, and Charlotte Froese Fischer. After him are Narinder Singh Kapany, Udupi Ramachandra Rao, David J. Griffiths, Mazlan Othman, Edwin Thompson Jaynes, and Stephen L. Adler.

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Among people born in 1924, Frank Press ranks 478Before him are Louie Bellson, Jimmy Rogers, Vajiha Samadova, Mal Whitfield, Jo Benkow, and Wendell Ford. After him are Lucky Thompson, Brenda Helser, Frank Havens, Annemarie Buchner, János Urányi, and Russell Johnson. Among people deceased in 2020, Frank Press ranks 726Before him are Imre Farkas, Bucky Pizzarelli, Michael McClure, Luke Harper, Ben Jipcho, and James Lipton. After him are Annie Ross, Rupert Hine, Narinder Singh Kapany, Arnold Wolfendale, Roger Saint-Vil, and John Davies.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Press ranks 11,966 out of 20,380Before him are William Paca (1740), Robert Lighthizer (1947), Mara Wilson (1987), Nancy Carell (1966), Doug Burgum (1956), and Nancy Dupree (1927). After him are Joseph W. Tobin (1952), Dave Sabo (1964), Albert Charles Smith (1906), Hughie Thomasson (1952), Douglas Crockford (1955), and Jake Lloyd (1989).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Frank Press ranks 181Before him are James Hartle (1939), Samuel King Allison (1900), Daniel Kleppner (1932), Robert L. Forward (1932), Sarah Frances Whiting (1847), and Robert Detweiler (1930). After him are David J. Griffiths (1942), Edwin Thompson Jaynes (1922), Stephen L. Adler (1939), Karl Taylor Compton (1887), Ernest Moniz (1944), and Herbert Goldstein (1922).