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Frederick Seitz

1911 - 2008

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Frederick Seitz (July 4, 1911 – March 2, 2008) was an American physicist, tobacco industry lobbyist, former head of the United States National Academy of Sciences. Seitz was the 4th president of Rockefeller University from 1968 to 1978, and the 17th president of the United States National Academy of Sciences from 1962 to 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 161,574 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Frederick Seitz is the 629th most popular physicist (up from 654th in 2019), the 6,672nd most popular biography from United States (up from 8,101st in 2019) and the 130th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Frederick Seitz ranks 629 out of 717Before him are Charles Fabry, Ole Jacob Broch, John Hopkinson, Balthasar van der Pol, Nicholas Metropolis, and Boris Borisovich Golitsyn. After him are Franz Josef Gerstner, Maurice Goldhaber, Alfred Ewing, Frank Oppenheimer, Leo Kadanoff, and Ursula Franklin.

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Among people born in 1911, Frederick Seitz ranks 242Before him are Leen Vente, Romeu Pellicciari, Alfred Manessier, István Énekes, Katherine DeMille, and József Háda. After him are Maurice Goldhaber, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, José Muguerza, Constantin Stanciu, José Augusto Brandão, and Ekrem Akurgal. Among people deceased in 2008, Frederick Seitz ranks 223Before him are Anton Allemann, Elfriede Kaun, Olga Lepeshinskaya, Buck Adams, Leonard Rosenman, and René Harris. After him are Neal Hefti, Johnny Griffin, Adolfo Suárez Rivera, Nunzio Gallo, Neil Bartlett, and Natalia Bessmertnova.

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Among people born in United States, Frederick Seitz ranks 6,672 out of 18,182Before him are Eddie Cheever (1958), Michael D. Coe (1929), Brian Littrell (1975), Brian G. Hutton (1935), Elizabeth Hartman (1943), and Bainbridge Colby (1869). After him are Henry Clay Frick (1849), Rush Limbaugh (1951), Steve Forrest (1925), Ann Druyan (1949), Rachel Chagall (1952), and Tessa Thompson (1983).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Frederick Seitz ranks 130Before him are Theodore Lyman IV (1874), Harold Brown (1927), Charles Stark Draper (1901), John C. Slater (1900), William Higinbotham (1910), and Nicholas Metropolis (1915). After him are Frank Oppenheimer (1912), Leo Kadanoff (1937), Lee Smolin (1955), Edward Condon (1902), George Stibitz (1904), and Leona Woods (1919).