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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 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 915,259 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Isidor Isaac Rabi is the 125th most popular physicist (up from 126th in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Poland (up from 96th 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, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 125 out of 717Before him are François Arago, Walter Houser Brattain, C. F. Powell, Pavel Cherenkov, Owen Chamberlain, and Leo Szilard. After him are Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Arno Allan Penzias, Percy Williams Bridgman, Charles Glover Barkla, Hans Georg Dehmelt, and Maurice Wilkins.

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Among people born in 1898, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 25Before him are Alexander Calder, Gunnar Myrdal, Hans Krebs, Rodion Malinovsky, Henry Moore, and Leo Szilard. After him are Rudolf Dassler, Karl Hermann Frank, René Clair, Willy Messerschmitt, Jeanne Hébuterne, and Karl Ziegler. Among people deceased in 1988, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 10Before him are Nico, Valery Legasov, Ernst Ruska, Chet Baker, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, and Robert A. Heinlein. After him are Nikolaas Tinbergen, Chiang Ching-kuo, Kim Philby, Roy Orbison, Raymond Carver, and Juan Pujol García.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 91 out of 1,454Before him are Johannes Hevelius (1611), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Anton Denikin (1872), Kurt Alder (1902), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), and Dziga Vertov (1896). After him are Friedrich Bergius (1884), Ulrich Beck (1944), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), and Tadeusz Reichstein (1897).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

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