Grote Reber

1911 - 2002

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Grote Reber (December 22, 1911 – December 20, 2002) was an American pioneer of radio astronomy, which combined his interests in amateur radio and amateur astronomy. He was instrumental in investigating and extending Karl Jansky's pioneering work, and conducted the first sky survey in the radio frequencies.His 1937 radio antenna was the second ever to be used for astronomical purposes and the first parabolic reflecting antenna to be used as a radio telescope. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grote Reber has received more than 82,868 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Grote Reber is the 462nd most popular physicist (down from 442nd in 2019), the 3,689th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,145th in 2019) and the 89th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Grote Reber ranks 462 out of 721Before him are Pierre Weiss, John Leslie, Heinrich Rubens, Takaaki Kajita, Pierre Victor Auger, and Anatole Abragam. After him are Macedonio Melloni, Jacob Bekenstein, William Robert Grove, Saul Perlmutter, Stefan Hell, and Alexis Thérèse Petit.

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Among people born in 1911, Grote Reber ranks 132Before him are E. F. Schumacher, Gian Carlo Menotti, Joseph Luns, Mstislav Keldysh, George Seaton, and Mark Bernes. After him are Hume Cronyn, Leopold Kielholz, René Barjavel, Otakar Vávra, Yang Jiang, and Jiří Sobotka. Among people deceased in 2002, Grote Reber ranks 125Before him are Joseph Luns, Robert Guéï, Günter Wand, Domènec Balmanya, André Delvaux, and Eugene Odum. After him are Franjo Kuharić, Leo McKern, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Herb Ritts, Francisco Coloane, and Julio Pérez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Grote Reber ranks 3,689 out of 15,968Before him are Virginia E. Johnson (1925), Claire Trevor (1910), Daniel D. Tompkins (1774), Johnny Hayes (1886), Nancy Meyers (1949), and Ellis Marsalis Jr. (1934). After him are Thomas Haden Church (1960), Dwight L. Moody (1837), Lars Peter Hansen (1952), Jack Conway (1887), Queen Latifah (1970), and John C. McGinley (1959).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Grote Reber ranks 89Before him are Frank Wilczek (1951), Alan Guth (1947), Gene Amdahl (1922), Philip Abelson (1913), John G. Trump (1907), and John Henry Schwarz (1941). After him are Saul Perlmutter (1959), Maurice Karnaugh (1924), Eric Allin Cornell (1961), Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898), Robert Brout (1928), and Richard C. Tolman (1881).