Hamilton O. Smith

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Hamilton Othanel Smith (born August 23, 1931) is an American microbiologist and Nobel laureate. Smith graduated from University Laboratory High School of Urbana, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but in 1950 transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his B.A. in Mathematics in 1952 [1]. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hamilton O. Smith has received more than 145,704 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Hamilton O. Smith is the 140th most popular biologist (down from 138th in 2019), the 1,265th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,372nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Biologist.

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  • 61.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Hamilton O. Smith has had the most page views in the with 14,720 views, followed by Chinese (3,752), and Spanish (2,815). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (84.51%), Southern Azerbaijani (74.69%), and Belarusian (66.52%)


Among biologists, Hamilton O. Smith ranks 140 out of 1,097Before him are E. O. Wilson, Bert Sakmann, Gerald Edelman, Tomas Lindahl, John Ray, and Carl Peter Thunberg. After him are Mario Capecchi, William Carey, J. Michael Bishop, William Bateson, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and Jan Svatopluk Presl.

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Among people born in 1931, Hamilton O. Smith ranks 68Before him are Ivan Rebroff, Arata Isozaki, Richard F. Heck, Ike Turner, Rita Moreno, and Jean-Claude Carrière. After him are Ronald Dworkin, Alfred Brendel, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Caterina Valente, Antonella Lualdi, and Don King.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hamilton O. Smith ranks 1,265 out of 20,380Before him are Otis Redding (1941), Phil Hill (1927), Courtney Love (1964), George Whipple (1878), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), and Scott Glenn (1939). After him are Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), Kirstie Alley (1951), Dennis Rader (1945), David Morse (1953), Calamity Jane (1852), and Dorothy Malone (1924).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Hamilton O. Smith ranks 23Before him are Edward Tatum (1909), Alfred Hershey (1908), Carl Woese (1928), Edward B. Lewis (1918), E. O. Wilson (1929), and Gerald Edelman (1929). After him are J. Michael Bishop (1936), George Davis Snell (1903), Leland H. Hartwell (1939), Norman Borlaug (1914), Joshua Lederberg (1925), and Robert Whittaker (1920).