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 69,457 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Herbert A. Hauptman is the 193rd most popular mathematician (down from 151st in 2019), the 1,435th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,022nd in 2019) and the 8th 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 193 out of 828Before him are Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Constantin Carathéodory, Al-Karaji, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Pedro Nunes, and Conon of Samos. After him are Abu Nasr Mansur, Ibn Yunus, Camille Jordan, Kazimierz Kuratowski, Thomas Abbt, and Willem de Sitter.

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Among people born in 1917, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 61Before him are Barry Nelson, Andrew Huxley, David McClelland, John Fenn, Carson McCullers, and Robert Bloch. After him are Jane Wyman, Yukio Tsuda, John Cornforth, Juan Rulfo, Ko Arima, and Henry Ford II. Among people deceased in 2011, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 63Before him are Michael Cacoyannis, Betty Ford, Bubba Smith, Itamar Franco, Walter Bonatti, and Amy Winehouse. After him are Maria Schneider, Masahiro Hamazaki, Gunter Sachs, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, Madame Nhu, and Aristides Pereira.

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Among people born in United States, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 1,435 out of 15,968Before him are Katharine Ross (1940), Henry Hathaway (1898), Lillian Asplund (1906), Sylvia Earle (1935), Liberace (1919), and Raoul Walsh (1887). After him are Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Kirk Hammett (1962), Mike Shinoda (1977), Walter Chrysler (1875), Hugh David Politzer (1949), and Pontiac (1714).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 8Before him are Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Norbert Wiener (1894), Claude Shannon (1916), Katherine Johnson (1918), Edward Norton Lorenz (1917), and Alonzo Church (1903). After him are Sam Loyd (1841), Mary Jackson (1921), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), Paul Cohen (1934), and John G. Thompson (1932).