Frederick Seitz

1911 - 2008

Frederick Seitz

Frederick Seitz (July 4, 1911 – March 2, 2008) was an American physicist and a pioneer of solid state physics. Seitz was the 4th president of Rockefeller University from 1968–1978, and the 17th president of the United States National Academy of Sciences from 1962–1969. Seitz was the recipient of the National Medal of Science, NASA's Distinguished Public Service Award, and other honors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Seitz has received more than 110,721 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 591st most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Frederick Seitz ranks 590 out of 659Before him are César Lattes, Leo Kadanoff, Mario Livio, Ludvig Faddeev, John B. Goodenough, and Frank Oppenheimer. After him are Abraham Pais, John Aitken, Valentine Telegdi, Nikolay Umov, Lester Germer, and George F. R. Ellis.

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Among people born in 1911, Frederick Seitz ranks 202Before him are Kick Smit, José Muguerza, Maurice Goldhaber, Sidney Wood, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, and Butterfly McQueen. After him are Ellen Corby, Wilbert Awdry, Brunhilde Pomsel, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Ellsworth Vines, and Spike Jones. Among people deceased in 2008, Frederick Seitz ranks 204Before him are Dingiri Banda Wijetunga, Jimmy Giuffre, Tony Rolt, Jerry Reed, Nunzio Gallo, and Johnny Griffin. After him are René Harris, Ollie Johnston, Jo Stafford, Valentin Bubukin, John List, and Gordon B. Hinckley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Seitz ranks 5,893 out of 12,171Before him are Paul Theroux (1941), Butterfly McQueen (1911), Carol Alt (1960), Seth Green (1974), David Jenkins (1936), and Jack Horner (1946). After him are Bridget Moynahan (1971), Thomas Hampson (1955), Amber Valletta (1974), Irwin I. Shapiro (1929), Whitney Smith (1940), and Hill Harper (1966).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Frederick Seitz ranks 119Before him are William Higinbotham (1910), William D. Coolidge (1873), Harold Brown (1927), Lawrence M. Krauss (1954), Leo Kadanoff (1937), and Frank Oppenheimer (1912). After him are Lester Germer (1896), Lee Smolin (1955), Leonard Mlodinow (1954), Bill Nye (1955), Karl Taylor Compton (1887), and Lisa Randall (1962).