Gerard 't Hooft

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Gerardus (Gerard) 't Hooft (Dutch: [ˈɣeːrɑrt ət ˈɦoːft]; born July 5, 1946) is a Dutch theoretical physicist and professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with his thesis advisor Martinus J. G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions". His work concentrates on gauge theory, black holes, quantum gravity and fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerard 't Hooft has received more than 373,707 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Gerard 't Hooft is the 320th most popular physicist (down from 292nd in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 169th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Dutch Physicist.

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Among physicists, Gerard 't Hooft ranks 320 out of 721Before him are Paul-Jacques Curie, James Jeans, Luis Walter Alvarez, Charles Fabry, Moritz von Jacobi, and Pascual Jordan. After him are Christoph Scheiner, Heinrich Geißler, Léon Brillouin, August Kundt, Vladimir Shukhov, and Franz Aepinus.

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Among people born in 1946, Gerard 't Hooft ranks 109Before him are Robert Reich, Marilyn vos Savant, Paul L. Modrich, Thongloun Sisoulith, Rebiya Kadeer, and Robert J. Shiller. After him are Robby Krieger, Elías Figueroa, Robert Mapplethorpe, François Bozizé, Edita Gruberová, and Htin Kyaw.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Gerard 't Hooft ranks 222 out of 1,209Before him are Tiësto (1969), Joan Blaeu (1596), Johannes Heesters (1903), Philips Wouwerman (1619), Corry Brokken (1932), and Willem Mengelberg (1871). After him are Gerard van Swieten (1700), William II, Duke of Bavaria (1365), Hendrik Verwoerd (1901), Theo Jansen (1948), Cornelis van Haarlem (1562), and Abraham van Beijeren (1620).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Gerard 't Hooft ranks 13Before him are Peter Debye (1884), Simon van der Meer (1925), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), and Jan Ingenhousz (1730). After him are Hans Kramers (1894), Hendrik Casimir (1909), Samuel Goudsmit (1902), Willem Hendrik Keesom (1876), Wander Johannes de Haas (1878), and Balthasar van der Pol (1889).