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Hideki Yukawa

1907 - 1981

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Hideki Yukawa (湯川 秀樹, Yukawa Hideki, 23 January 1907 – 8 September 1981) was a Japanese theoretical physicist and the first Japanese Nobel laureate for his prediction of the pi meson, or pion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hideki Yukawa has received more than 254,020 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Hideki Yukawa is the 161st most popular physicist (down from 141st in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Japan (down from 60th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Physicist.

Hideki Yukawa was a Japanese theoretical physicist who is most famous for his theory of mesons. He also predicted the existence of quarks.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Hideki Yukawa ranks 161 out of 721. Before him are Georges Charpak, Martin Lewis Perl, Ben Roy Mottelson, Rudolf Mössbauer, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and Leon Cooper. After him are Pyotr Kapitsa, Emilio Segrè, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Yang Chen-Ning, Willard Boyle, and Nikolay Basov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1907, Hideki Yukawa ranks 34Before him are Hans Selye, Bhagat Singh, Maurice Blanchot, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, Daphne du Maurier, and Compay Segundo. After him are Otto Ohlendorf, Solomon Asch, Burgess Meredith, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Lucien Laurent, and Erich Mielke. Among people deceased in 1981, Hideki Yukawa ranks 23Before him are Harold Urey, René Clair, Samuel Barber, Omar Bradley, William Saroyan, and Odd Hassel. After him are Joseph Murphy, Karl Böhm, Mehmet Shehu, Zarah Leander, Georges Brassens, and Bill Haley.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hideki Yukawa ranks 85 out of 5,560. Before him are Akira Toriyama (1955), Paulo Miki (1564), Hasekura Tsunenaga (1571), Tomoe Gozen (1157), Emperor Annei (-577), and Tarō Asō (1940). After him are Emperor Itoku (-553), Kōbō Abe (1924), Emperor Go-Momozono (1758), Chiune Sugihara (1900), Masaru Emoto (1943), and Ishida Mitsunari (1559).

Among PHYSICISTS In Japan

Among physicists born in Japan, Hideki Yukawa ranks 1After him are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (1906), Isamu Akasaki (1929), Yoichiro Nambu (1921), Leo Esaki (1925), Makoto Kobayashi (1944), Masatoshi Koshiba (1926), Toshihide Maskawa (1940), Shuji Nakamura (1954), Hantaro Nagaoka (1865), Yoshio Nishina (1890), and Takaaki Kajita (1959).