George Zweig

1937 - Today

Photo of George Zweig

Icon of person George Zweig

George Zweig (; born May 30, 1937) is a Russian-American physicist. He was trained as a particle physicist under Richard Feynman. He introduced, independently of Murray Gell-Mann, the quark model (although he named it "aces"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Zweig has received more than 148,745 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). George Zweig is the 451st most popular physicist (up from 473rd in 2019), the 929th most popular biography from Russia (up from 948th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Russian Physicist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 150k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of George Zweigs by language


Among physicists, George Zweig ranks 451 out of 721Before him are Federico Faggin, Marie Alfred Cornu, Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau, John Henry Schwarz, Johann Christian Poggendorff, and Friedrich Kohlrausch. After him are Sameera Moussa, Walther Ritz, Raoul Pictet, Joseph Larmor, Pierre Weiss, and John Leslie.

Most Popular Physicists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1937, George Zweig ranks 195Before him are Viktor Ponedelnik, Marie Dubois, Kōichirō Matsuura, Carlos Westendorp, Geki, and Tom Stoppard. After him are Viacheslav Chornovil, Alice Coltrane, Valentin Rasputin, Miguel Trovoada, Mikheil Meskhi, and Gary Hocking.

Others Born in 1937

Go to all Rankings

In Russia

Among people born in Russia, George Zweig ranks 929 out of 2,688Before him are Lev Ivanov (1834), Edgar Froese (1944), Andrei Kirilenko (1906), Nikolay Raevsky (1771), Georgy Grechko (1931), and Fyodor Apraksin (1661). After him are Boris Volynov (1934), Mstislav III of Kiev (1150), Vladimir Kramnik (1975), Mitrofan Nedelin (1902), Aleksei Chirikov (1703), and Viktor Savinykh (1940).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, George Zweig ranks 21Before him are Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891), Yuri Oganessian (1933), Vladimir Shukhov (1853), Georgy Flyorov (1913), Emil Wiechert (1861), and Vladimir Fock (1898). After him are Boris Podolsky (1896), Yulii Khariton (1904), Pyotr Lebedev (1866), Boris Rosing (1869), Vladimir Steklov (1864), and Max Wien (1866).