Gerard K. O'Neill

1927 - 1992

Gerard K. O'Neill

Gerard Kitchen O'Neill (February 6, 1927 – April 27, 1992) was an American physicist and space activist. As a faculty member of Princeton University, he invented a device called the particle storage ring for high-energy physics experiments. Later, he invented a magnetic launcher called the mass driver. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerard K. O'Neill has received more than 146,240 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 559th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Gerard K. O'Neill ranks 558 out of 659Before him are Balthasar van der Pol, Michael Berry, Jim Peebles, Frank J. Tipler, Brandon Carter, and Franco Rasetti. After him are Julius Wess, Boris Borisovich Golitsyn, Abraham Alikhanov, Nicholas Metropolis, Clyde Cowan, and William Astbury.

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Among people born in 1927, Gerard K. O'Neill ranks 234Before him are Carl Switzer, Lee Konitz, Yury Grigorovich, Hirotugu Akaike, Walter Zeman, and Karl Stotz. After him are Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, William Perry, Stein Eriksen, Shirley Fry, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and Victor Mees. Among people deceased in 1992, Gerard K. O'Neill ranks 157Before him are Jan Flinterman, Ferenc Karinthy, Per Olof Sundman, Sabiha Bengütaş, Joseph Arthur Ankrah, and Roberto Bonomi. After him are Margarita Aliger, Sandy Dennis, Ronnie Bucknum, Marsha P. Johnson, Earle Meadows, and Amjad Khan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gerard K. O'Neill ranks 5,101 out of 12,171Before him are Adrienne Barbeau (1945), Ali Larter (1976), Frank Foss (1895), Richard Marx (1963), William Katt (1951), and Carter Burwell (1954). After him are Larry Fine (1902), Saul Alinsky (1909), Alfred Sturtevant (1891), Marc Okrand (1948), Lesley Gore (1946), and Judge Reinhold (1957).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Gerard K. O'Neill ranks 108Before him are Theodore Lyman IV (1874), Ira Sprague Bowen (1898), Mildred Dresselhaus (1930), John C. Slater (1900), Gordon Gould (1920), and Frank J. Tipler (1947). After him are Clyde Cowan (1919), Henry Augustus Rowland (1848), James Hansen (1941), Edward Condon (1902), William Higinbotham (1910), and William D. Coolidge (1873).