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Isidor Isaac Rabi

1898 - 1988

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Isidor Isaac Rabi (; born Israel Isaac Rabi, July 29, 1898 – January 11, 1988) was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1944 for his discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance, which is used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He was also one of the first scientists in the United States to work on the cavity magnetron, which is used in microwave radar and microwave ovens. Born into a traditional Polish-Jewish family in Rymanów, Galicia, Rabi came to the United States as an infant and was raised in New York's Lower East Side. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isidor Isaac Rabi has received more than 1,233,092 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Isidor Isaac Rabi is the 123rd most popular physicist (up from 125th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Poland (up from 91st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Polish Physicist.

Isaac isaac rabi is most famous for his discovery of the magnetic moment of the electron.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 123 out of 851Before him are Paul Langevin, Joseph von Fraunhofer, K. Alex Müller, James Franck, Isamu Akasaki, and Javier Solana. After him are Julius von Mayer, C. V. Raman, Val Logsdon Fitch, François Englert, Robert Coleman Richardson, and Arno Allan Penzias.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1898, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 21Before him are George Gershwin, C. S. Lewis, Liu Shaoqi, Gunnar Myrdal, Leo Szilard, and Tamara de Lempicka. After him are Julius Evola, Hans Krebs, Rodion Malinovsky, Rudolf Dassler, Henry Moore, and Ahmad Shah Qajar. Among people deceased in 1988, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 7Before him are Enzo Ferrari, Georgy Malenkov, Richard Feynman, Nico, Ernst Ruska, and Valery Legasov. After him are Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Robert A. Heinlein, Chiang Ching-kuo, Chet Baker, Roy Orbison, and Klaus Fuchs.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 88 out of 1,694Before him are Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Carl Menger (1840), Robert Luther (1822), Friedrich Bergius (1884), and Norbert Elias (1897). After him are Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), Benoit Mandelbrot (1924), Anton Denikin (1872), Johannes Hevelius (1611), Egon Krenz (1937), and Krzysztof Penderecki (1933).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 7Before him are Marie Curie (1867), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Otto Stern (1888), Rudolf Clausius (1822), and Albert A. Michelson (1852). After him are Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Leopold Infeld (1898), Friedrich Ernst Dorn (1848), Vladimir Chelomey (1914), and Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803).