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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 166,460 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Frederick Reines is the 213th most popular physicist (up from 220th in 2019), the 967th most popular biography from United States (down from 816th in 2019) and the 42nd 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

Among physicists, Frederick Reines ranks 213 out of 721Before him are Wolfgang Paul, Joseph Plateau, Edward Mills Purcell, Jim Peebles, Kai Siegbahn, and Robert Hofstadter. After him are Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Mihajlo Pupin, Chien-Shiung Wu, Arthur Ashkin, Carl von Linde, and Edmond Becquerel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1918, Frederick Reines ranks 35Before him are Birgit Nilsson, Franco Modigliani, André Bazin, Ernst Otto Fischer, Kai Siegbahn, and Jens Christian Skou. After him are Ahmed Deedat, John Forsythe, Günther Rall, Chaim Herzog, Takashi Kasahara, and Robert Aldrich. Among people deceased in 1998, Frederick Reines ranks 21Before him are Vladimir Prelog, Theodore Schultz, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Otto Kretschmer, Bob Kane, and Galina Ulanova. After him are Linda McCartney, Alfred Schnittke, Lúcio Costa, Julien Green, James Earl Ray, and Falco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Reines ranks 967 out of 15,968Before him are Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Robert Hofstadter (1915), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Forest Whitaker (1961), John McCarthy (1927), and Vincent du Vigneaud (1901). After him are Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), James Avery (1945), Scott Glenn (1939), Éamon de Valera (1882), Muddy Waters (1913), and Jean Webster (1876).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Frederick Reines ranks 42Before him are John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), John Archibald Wheeler (1911), James Cronin (1931), James Rainwater (1917), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), and Robert Hofstadter (1915). After him are Arthur Ashkin (1922), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Burton Richter (1931), and David Lee (1931).