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Frederick Reines

1918 - 1998

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Frederick Reines ( RY-nəs; March 16, 1918 – August 26, 1998) was an American physicist. He was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics for his co-detection of the neutrino with Clyde Cowan in the neutrino experiment. He may be the only scientist in history "so intimately associated with the discovery of an elementary particle and the subsequent thorough investigation of its fundamental properties."A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology and New York University, Reines joined the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Laboratory in 1944, working in the Theoretical Division in Richard Feynman's group. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Reines has received more than 182,757 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Frederick Reines is the 193rd most popular physicist (up from 213th in 2019), the 896th most popular biography from United States (up from 966th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Physicist.

Frederick Reines is most famous for his work in the discovery of the neutrino particle.

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Among physicists, Frederick Reines ranks 193 out of 717Before him are Gerd Binnig, Yang Chen-Ning, Satyendra Nath Bose, John Archibald Wheeler, John L. Hall, and Wolfgang Paul. After him are Ilya Frank, Isamu Akasaki, Willis Lamb, K. Alex Müller, Nikolay Basov, and Arthur Leonard Schawlow.

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Among people born in 1918, Frederick Reines ranks 27Before him are William Holden, Billy Graham, Chaim Herzog, Rosalia Lombardo, Franco Modigliani, and W. Eugene Smith. After him are Maurice Druon, James Tobin, Ernst Otto Fischer, Muriel Spark, Kai Siegbahn, and Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV. Among people deceased in 1998, Frederick Reines ranks 18Before him are Alan Shepard, Niklas Luhmann, Vladimir Prelog, Raymond Cattell, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and Theodore Schultz. After him are Otto Kretschmer, Vasily Arkhipov, Alfred Schnittke, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Falco, and Bob Kane.

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Among people born in United States, Frederick Reines ranks 896 out of 18,182Before him are Leon Festinger (1919), Stephen Covey (1932), Steve Martin (1945), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Suzi Quatro (1950), and Francis Peyton Rous (1879). After him are Steve Carell (1962), Anne Bancroft (1931), Kevin Bacon (1958), Sherwood Anderson (1876), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), and Billy Bob Thornton (1955).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Frederick Reines ranks 37Before him are James Cronin (1931), Charles H. Townes (1915), Robert Hofstadter (1915), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), John Archibald Wheeler (1911), and John L. Hall (1934). After him are Willis Lamb (1913), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), David Lee (1931), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), and George E. Smith (1930).