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 82,071 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Herbert A. Hauptman is the 126th most popular mathematician (up from 193rd in 2019), the 955th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,434th in 2019) and the 7th most popular 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 126 out of 823Before him are Edward Norton Lorenz, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Andrew Wiles, Marian Rejewski, Brook Taylor, and Henri Lebesgue. After him are Menelaus of Alexandria, Andrey Markov, Simplicius of Cilicia, Alexis Clairaut, Michel Rolle, and Liu Hui.

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Among people born in 1917, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 43Before him are Edward Norton Lorenz, Robert Burns Woodward, Barry Nelson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kiro Gligorov, and Fernando Rey. After him are Mel Ferrer, Ko Arima, Andrew Huxley, John Kendrew, Jack Kirby, and Leonid Hurwicz. Among people deceased in 2011, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 33Before him are Necmettin Erbakan, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Christa Wolf, Lynn Margulis, Manfred Gerlach, and Diana Wynne Jones. After him are Simon van der Meer, Zdeněk Miler, John McCarthy, Jane Russell, Daniel Bell, and Amy Winehouse.

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Among people born in United States, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 955 out of 18,182Before him are Ali MacGraw (1939), Rick Rubin (1963), Timothy Leary (1920), Don Cherry (1936), Dr. Dre (1965), and John Sherman (1823). After him are Scott Glenn (1939), James M. Buchanan (1919), Shelley Winters (1920), Jennifer Jones (1919), Richard Rorty (1931), and Daniel Dennett (1942).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Herbert A. Hauptman ranks 7Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Claude Shannon (1916), Norbert Wiener (1894), Katherine Johnson (1918), and Edward Norton Lorenz (1917). After him are Mary Jackson (1921), Alonzo Church (1903), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Sam Loyd (1841), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), and Richard S. Hamilton (1943).