Geoffrey Marcy

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Geoffrey William Marcy (born September 29, 1954) is an American astronomer. He was an early influence on the field of exoplanet detection, discovery, and characterization. Marcy was Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley and an Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University before stepping down in October 2015. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoffrey Marcy has received more than 151,582 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Geoffrey Marcy is the 504th most popular astronomer (down from 480th in 2019), the 11,139th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,374th in 2019) and the 110th most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Geoffrey Marcy ranks 504 out of 532. Before him are Takao Kobayashi, Gary Hug, Satoru Otomo, Kenzo Suzuki, Ewine van Dishoeck, and Scott S. Sheppard. After him are Jana Tichá, Chad Trujillo, Naoto Satō, Hiroshi Mori, Peter Goldreich, and Lenka Kotková.

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Among people born in 1954, Geoffrey Marcy ranks 487Before him are Karl Schnabl, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Steve MacLean, Barbara Prammer, Bob Menendez, and Maatia Toafa. After him are Louis de Bernières, Ben Barres, Cindy McCain, Brian Teacher, Ranjan Gogoi, and D. W. Moffett.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Geoffrey Marcy ranks 11,139 out of 15,968. Before him are Lynndie England (1982), Adele Mara (1923), Elizabeth Holmes (1984), Adelaide Hall (1901), Byron Scott (1961), and Stuart Hamm (1960). After him are Hope Emerson (1897), Nancy J. Currie-Gregg (1958), Frank L. Culbertson Jr. (1949), Steve Roach (1955), Sonny Fortune (1939), and Anissa Jones (1958).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Geoffrey Marcy ranks 110Before him are A. E. Douglass (1867), John N. Bahcall (1934), Edward S. Holden (1846), Roy A. Tucker (1951), Charles W. Juels (1944), and Scott S. Sheppard (1977). After him are Chad Trujillo (1973), Peter Goldreich (1939), Matthew J. Holman (1967), Jeff T. Alu (1966), David J. Tholen (1955), and Andrea M. Ghez (1965).