Henry Way Kendall

1926 - 1999

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Henry Way Kendall (December 9, 1926 – February 15, 1999) was an American particle physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990 jointly with Jerome Isaac Friedman and Richard E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Way Kendall has received more than 115,928 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Henry Way Kendall is the 278th most popular physicist (up from 280th in 2019), the 1,412th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,287th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Physicist.

Henry Way Kendall is most famous for his work in physics, specifically for his work on the Manhattan Project. He was also a professor at MIT and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990.

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Among physicists, Henry Way Kendall ranks 278 out of 721Before him are Thomas Johann Seebeck, Klaus von Klitzing, Andre Geim, Jan Ingenhousz, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, and Gérard Mourou. After him are Masatoshi Koshiba, Jack Steinberger, Hugh David Politzer, Moshé Feldenkrais, Otto Robert Frisch, and Georg Bednorz.

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Among people born in 1926, Henry Way Kendall ranks 84Before him are Michel Butor, Shigeo Sugimoto, James Stirling, Paul Berg, Karl Richter, and John Schlesinger. After him are Masatoshi Koshiba, John Berger, Andrew Schally, Siegfried Lenz, Joachim Fest, and Roger Corman. Among people deceased in 1999, Henry Way Kendall ranks 40Before him are Mary Ainsworth, George C. Scott, Nathalie Sarraute, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Gerhard Herzberg, and Henri, Count of Paris. After him are Sarah Knauss, Dirk Bogarde, Bernard Buffet, John F. Kennedy Jr., Adolfo Bioy Casares, and Fabrizio De André.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Way Kendall ranks 1,412 out of 15,968Before him are Stephen Jay Gould (1941), Mike Portnoy (1967), Snoop Dogg (1971), Diane Arbus (1923), Mark Ruffalo (1967), and Walter Bradford Cannon (1871). After him are Sarah Knauss (1880), Alan J. Pakula (1928), John Mott (1865), Rollo May (1909), Barry Levinson (1942), and Robert Bloch (1917).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Henry Way Kendall ranks 53Before him are Burton Richter (1931), David Lee (1931), Julian Schwinger (1918), Clifford Shull (1915), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), and Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930). After him are Hugh David Politzer (1949), Nathan Rosen (1909), George Smoot (1945), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), and Karl Guthe Jansky (1905).