Isidor Isaac Rabi

1898 - 1988

Isidor Isaac Rabi

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 345,498 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 147th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 146 out of 659Before him are Hannes Alfvén, Hideki Yukawa, Georges Charpak, Donald A. Glaser, Leon Cooper, and Julius von Mayer. After him are Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Hans Bethe, Javier Solana, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Auguste Piccard, and Maurice Wilkins.

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Among people born in 1898, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 25Before him are Trofim Lysenko, Henry Moore, Gunnar Myrdal, Alexander Calder, Hans Krebs, and Karl Ziegler. After him are Willy Messerschmitt, Karl Hermann Frank, Leo Szilard, Jeanne Hébuterne, Julius Evola, and Rodion Malinovsky. Among people deceased in 1988, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 10Before him are Georgy Malenkov, Nico, Chet Baker, Ernst Ruska, Robert A. Heinlein, and Nikolaas Tinbergen. After him are Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Roy Orbison, Kim Philby, Chiang Ching-kuo, Felix Wankel, and Raymond Carver.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 98 out of 930Before him are Emil von Behring (1854), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), and Friedrich Bergius (1884). After him are Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Dziga Vertov (1896), Marie Walewska (1786), Anna Anderson (1896), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), and Otto Liman von Sanders (1855).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Isidor Isaac Rabi ranks 8Before him are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Max Born (1882), Otto Stern (1888), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Rudolf Clausius (1822), and Albert A. Michelson (1852). After him are Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), Eugen Goldstein (1860), Vladimir Chelomey (1914), and Friedrich Ernst Dorn (1848).

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