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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 143,160 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Henry Way Kendall is the 266th most popular physicist (up from 278th in 2019), the 1,322nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,411th in 2019) and the 55th 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 266 out of 717Before him are Rainer Weiss, Abdul Qadeer Khan, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Philip Warren Anderson, Hugh David Politzer, and Jack Steinberger. After him are Joseph Swan, Patrick Blackett, Douglas Osheroff, Andre Geim, Brian Josephson, and John Tyndall.

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Among people born in 1926, Henry Way Kendall ranks 72Before him are George Habash, Joan Sutherland, César Pelli, Shohei Imamura, Kim Jae-gyu, and Gyula Grosics. After him are Jean-Pierre Serre, Masatoshi Koshiba, Alan Greenspan, Andrew Schally, John Berger, and Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco. Among people deceased in 1999, Henry Way Kendall ranks 38Before him are Hélder Câmara, Hermine Braunsteiner, Fred Trump, Iris Murdoch, Gerhard Herzberg, and Benjamin Bloom. After him are Henri, Count of Paris, Nathalie Sarraute, Oliver Reed, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Daniel Nathans, and Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Way Kendall ranks 1,322 out of 18,182Before him are Izzy Stradlin (1962), Max Wright (1943), Queen Noor of Jordan (1951), Linda McCartney (1941), Douglas McGregor (1906), and Tom Morello (1964). After him are Kirk Hammett (1962), Dionne Warwick (1940), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Mark Harmon (1951), Mike Pence (1959), and Ed Asner (1929).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Henry Way Kendall ranks 55Before him are David Bohm (1992), Julian Schwinger (1918), David J. Wineland (1944), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), and Hugh David Politzer (1949). After him are Douglas Osheroff (1945), George Smoot (1945), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), David Gross (1941), William Daniel Phillips (1948), and Kenneth G. Wilson (1936).