Herbert A. Hauptman

1917 - 2011

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Herbert Aaron Hauptman (February 14, 1917 – October 23, 2011) was an American mathematician and Nobel laureate. He pioneered and developed a mathematical method that has changed the whole field of chemistry and opened a new era in research in determination of molecular structures of crystallized materials. Today, Hauptman's direct methods, which he continued to improve and refine, are routinely used to solve complicated structures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert A. Hauptman has received more than 99,712 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Herbert A. Hauptman is the 125th most popular mathematician (up from 127th in 2019), the 912th most popular biography from United States (up from 955th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Mathematician.

Herbert A. Hauptman is most famous for his work in the field of mathematics. In particular, he is known for his work in algebraic geometry and the development of the theory of algebraic curves.

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Among mathematicians, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 125 out of 1,004Before him are Josef Stefan, Nicomachus, Alexis Clairaut, Christopher Clavius, Zu Chongzhi, and Hermann Weyl. After him are Marian Rejewski, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Liu Hui, Étienne Bézout, Colin Maclaurin, and Hermann of Reichenau.

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Among people born in 1917, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 37Before him are Sven Hassel, Tove Ditlevsen, Dizzy Gillespie, John B. Calhoun, John Lee Hooker, and Fernando Rey. After him are Kiro Gligorov, John Kendrew, Jane Wyman, George Gaynes, Leonid Hurwicz, and Mel Ferrer. Among people deceased in 2011, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 35Before him are John McCarthy, Manfred Gerlach, Necmettin Erbakan, Christa Wolf, Ralph M. Steinman, and Norman Foster Ramsey Jr.. After him are Ernesto Sabato, Lynn Margulis, Jorge Semprún, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Tomislav Ivić, and Baruj Benacerraf.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 912 out of 20,380Before him are Daniel Keyes (1927), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Lewis Strauss (1896), John Lee Hooker (1917), Ray Tomlinson (1941), and Frederick Reines (1918). After him are Jill Biden (1951), James Hetfield (1963), Don Shirley (1927), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Willard Libby (1908), and Larry Hagman (1931).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 6Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Norbert Wiener (1894), Claude Shannon (1916), and Katherine Johnson (1918). After him are Mary Jackson (1921), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), Alonzo Church (1903), Jesse Douglas (1897), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), and Paul Cohen (1934).