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Jack Steinberger

1921 - 2020

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Jack Steinberger (born Hans Jakob Steinberger; May 25, 1921 – December 12, 2020) was a German-born American physicist noted for his work with neutrinos, the subatomic particles considered to be elementary constituents of matter. He was a recipient of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Leon M. Lederman and Melvin Schwartz, for the discovery of the muon neutrino. Through his career as an experimental particle physicist, he held positions at the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University (1950–68), and the CERN (1968–86). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Steinberger has received more than 256,725 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Jack Steinberger is the 265th most popular physicist (up from 280th in 2019), the 1,090th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,185th in 2019) and the 40th most popular German Physicist.

Jack Steinberger is most famous for his work with particle physics. He discovered the muon neutrino in 1962 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988.

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Among physicists, Jack Steinberger ranks 265 out of 717Before him are Moshé Feldenkrais, Rainer Weiss, Abdul Qadeer Khan, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Philip Warren Anderson, and Hugh David Politzer. After him are Henry Way Kendall, Joseph Swan, Patrick Blackett, Douglas Osheroff, Andre Geim, and Brian Josephson.

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Among people born in 1921, Jack Steinberger ranks 72Before him are Franco Corelli, Mary Jackson, Louis Jourdan, Yitzhak Navon, Paul Watzlawick, and Giuseppe Di Stefano. After him are Iris Apfel, Farida of Egypt, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, Yuri Nikulin, Mario Lanza, and Betty Friedan. Among people deceased in 2020, Jack Steinberger ranks 59Before him are Eduard Limonov, Ulay, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Clive Cussler, Philip Warren Anderson, and James Randi. After him are Kenny Rogers, Ken Hensley, Terry Jones, Conchata Ferrell, Buck Henry, and George Blake.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Jack Steinberger ranks 1,090 out of 6,142Before him are John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen (1604), Carsten Niebuhr (1733), Joost van den Vondel (1587), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Sigmund Jähn (1937), and Radegund (518). After him are Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern (1811), Paul Langerhans (1847), Max Ophüls (1902), Engelbert Kaempfer (1651), Georg Friedrich Grotefend (1775), and Michael Ballack (1976).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Jack Steinberger ranks 40Before him are Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Georg Bednorz (1950), John B. Goodenough (1922), Theodor W. Hänsch (1941), Klaus Fuchs (1911), and Rainer Weiss (1932). After him are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Ludwig Prandtl (1875), Ernst Chladni (1756), Friedrich Hund (1896), Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949), and Christoph Scheiner (1575).