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. Taylor "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics." Kendall was born in Boston to Evelyn Way and Henry P. Kendall, an industrialist. Kendall grew up in Sharon, Massachusetts and attended Deerfield Academy. He enrolled in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Way Kendall has received more than 181,939 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Henry Way Kendall is the 238th most popular physicist (up from 267th in 2019), the 949th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,322nd in 2019) and the 52nd 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 238 out of 851Before him are Joseph Plateau, Serge Haroche, Horst Ludwig Störmer, William Shockley, Rolf Maximilian Sievert, and Leon M. Lederman. After him are John Kendrew, Valentin Ceaușescu, Bertram Brockhouse, Alexey Ekimov, Patrick Blackett, and Klaus Hasselmann.

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Among people born in 1926, Henry Way Kendall ranks 56Before him are Ingrid Thulin, Clifford Geertz, Richard Crenna, Harry Dean Stanton, Ingeborg Bachmann, and George Martin. After him are Tony Bennett, Maria Schell, Shohei Imamura, Masatoshi Koshiba, Vasily Arkhipov, and Sergio Corbucci. Among people deceased in 1999, Henry Way Kendall ranks 27Before him are Joe DiMaggio, Julius Nyerere, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Akio Morita, Glenn T. Seaborg, and Trygve Haavelmo. After him are Iris Murdoch, Desmond Llewelyn, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Oliver Reed, Mary Ainsworth, and Fred Trump.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Way Kendall ranks 949 out of 20,380Before him are James Earl Jones (1931), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Chick Corea (1941), and Bugsy Siegel (1906). After him are Keith Haring (1958), D. W. Griffith (1875), Jonathan Banks (1947), Jane Wyman (1917), Michael Cimino (1939), and Kim Kardashian (1980).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Henry Way Kendall ranks 52Before him are Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Frederick Reines (1918), Burton Richter (1931), and Leon M. Lederman (1922). After him are John Archibald Wheeler (1911), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Julian Schwinger (1918), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), and Hugh David Politzer (1949).