CHEMIST

Hideki Shirakawa

1936 - Today

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Hideki Shirakawa (白川 英樹, Shirakawa Hideki, born August 20, 1936) is a Japanese chemist, engineer, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tsukuba and Zhejiang University. He is best known for his discovery of conductive polymers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hideki Shirakawa has received more than 99,539 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Hideki Shirakawa is the 273rd most popular chemist (down from 213th in 2019), the 405th most popular biography from Japan (down from 227th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Japanese Chemist.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Hideki Shirakawa ranks 273 out of 510Before him are Kikunae Ikeda, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Paul L. Modrich, Yuan T. Lee, Geoffrey Wilkinson, and Leopold Gmelin. After him are Jacques Dubochet, Johann Deisenhofer, Michael Levitt, William Lipscomb, Karl Barry Sharpless, and Andreas Libavius.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1936, Hideki Shirakawa ranks 100Before him are Roger Whittaker, Yuan T. Lee, Jo Siffert, Hiroshi Saeki, Jill Ireland, and Wolf Biermann. After him are Omar Suleiman, Frank Stella, Roy Emerson, Didier Ratsiraka, Jacques Mesrine, and Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hideki Shirakawa ranks 405 out of 5,560Before him are Saburo Shinosaki (null), Teiichi Matsumaru (1909), Taro Kagawa (1922), Shiro Azumi (null), Masashi Kishimoto (1974), and Yasuyuki Kuwahara (1942). After him are Empress Shōken (1849), Empress Teimei (1884), Tokugawa Iesada (1824), Sadao Araki (1877), Emperor Fushimi (1265), and Kinjiro Shimizu (null).

Among CHEMISTS In Japan

Among chemists born in Japan, Hideki Shirakawa ranks 6Before him are Akira Suzuki (1930), Osamu Shimomura (1928), Kaoru Ishikawa (1915), Kenichi Fukui (1918), and Kikunae Ikeda (1864). After him are Ryōji Noyori (1938), Satoshi Ōmura (1935), Akira Yoshino (1948), Koichi Tanaka (1959), and Masatoshi Shima (1943).