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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 483,908 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Gerard 't Hooft is the 309th most popular physicist (up from 320th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 222nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Dutch Physicist.

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Among physicists, Gerard 't Hooft ranks 309 out of 717Before him are Friedrich Hund, Kenneth G. Wilson, Edmond Becquerel, Horst Ludwig Störmer, Stephen Hales, and Jean-Charles de Borda. After him are John Robert Schrieffer, Leon M. Lederman, Toshihide Maskawa, Steven Chu, John Stewart Bell, and Marguerite Perey.

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Among people born in 1946, Gerard 't Hooft ranks 113Before him are Janet Yellen, Marisa Paredes, Paul L. Modrich, Xanana Gusmão, François Bozizé, and Alan Jones. After him are Robert Reich, Ajda Pekkan, Bigas Luna, Peter Green, Jean-Jacques Beineix, and Fancy.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Gerard 't Hooft ranks 203 out of 1,427Before him are Corry Brokken (1932), Peter Bosz (1963), Johannes Heesters (1903), Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527), Johan Jongkind (1819), and Joan Blaeu (1596). After him are Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), Nicolaes Tulp (1593), Pieter Lastman (1583), L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), Gaius Julius Civilis (25), and Willem Kalf (1619).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

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