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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. 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 a baby 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 410,516 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Isidor Isaac Rabi is the 126th most popular physicist (up from 146th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Poland (up from 98th 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 126 out of 721Before him are Thomas Young, Walther Bothe, Josiah Willard Gibbs, J. Hans D. Jensen, George Paget Thomson, and Edward Victor Appleton. After him are Gustaf Dalén, Percy Williams Bridgman, Leo Szilard, Albert Fert, Peter Grünberg, and Hans Geiger.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1898, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 24Before him are Tamara de Lempicka, Henry Moore, Rudolf Dassler, Alexander Calder, Hans Krebs, and Gunnar Myrdal. After him are Julius Evola, Karl Ziegler, Leo Szilard, Willy Messerschmitt, Jeanne Hébuterne, and Rodion Malinovsky. Among people deceased in 1988, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 11Before him are Georgy Malenkov, Ernst Ruska, Chet Baker, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Robert A. Heinlein, and Kurt Georg Kiesinger. After him are Roy Orbison, Chiang Ching-kuo, Raymond Carver, Felix Wankel, Virginia Satir, and Luis Barragán.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 96 out of 1,231Before him are Marie Walewska (1786), Johannes Hevelius (1611), Horst Köhler (1943), Kurt Daluege (1897), Egon Krenz (1937), and Albert Sabin (1906). After him are Dziga Vertov (1896), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Ulrich Beck (1944), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), and Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 7Before him are Marie Curie (1867), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Max Born (1882), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Otto Stern (1888), and Albert A. Michelson (1852). After him are Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Leopold Infeld (1898), Eugen Goldstein (1860), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), and Vladimir Chelomey (1914).