George E. Smith

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George E. Smith

George Elwood Smith (born May 10, 1930) is an American scientist, applied physicist, and co-inventor of the charge-coupled device (CCD). He was awarded a one-quarter share in the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit—the CCD sensor, which has become an electronic eye in almost all areas of photography". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George E. Smith has received more than 135,979 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 173rd most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, George E. Smith ranks 172 out of 659Before him are Rudolf Mössbauer, Steven Weinberg, James Cronin, Heinrich Rohrer, Kai Siegbahn, and Igor Kurchatov. After him are Jerome Isaac Friedman, William Shockley, Nikolay Basov, Melvin Schwartz, Hugh Everett III, and Henry Moseley.

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Among people born in 1930, George E. Smith ranks 37Before him are Leon Cooper, Bernie Ecclestone, Richard Harris, Gena Rowlands, Edsger W. Dijkstra, and Gary Becker. After him are Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Immanuel Wallerstein, Jerome Isaac Friedman, Biljana Plavšić, Hugh Everett III, and Yves Chauvin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George E. Smith ranks 614 out of 12,171Before him are Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Ed Wood (1924), John Deere (1804), Frank Herbert (1920), and Bing Crosby (1903). After him are Dashiell Hammett (1894), William P. Murphy (1892), Bill Murray (1950), Robert Altman (1925), Robert Venturi (1925), and Irving Langmuir (1881).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, George E. Smith ranks 25Before him are Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Benjamin Thompson (1753), Kip Thorne (1940), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Steven Weinberg (1933), and James Cronin (1931). After him are Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), Melvin Schwartz (1932), Hugh Everett III (1930), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Burton Richter (1931), and Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932).