Jacob Bekenstein

1947 - 2015

Jacob Bekenstein

Jacob David Bekenstein (Hebrew: יעקב בקנשטיין; May 1, 1947 – August 16, 2015) was a Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the foundation of black hole thermodynamics and to other aspects of the connections between information and gravitation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Bekenstein has received more than 189,330 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 498th most popular physicist.

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  • 2.65

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Among physicists, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 497 out of 659Before him are Laurent Cassegrain, Charles Galton Darwin, José Celestino Mutis, James David Forbes, August Beer, and Robert Mills. After him are Willem Hendrik Keesom, Sumio Iijima, Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann, Wander Johannes de Haas, Katharine Burr Blodgett, and Gunnar Nordström.

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Among people born in 1947, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 227Before him are Sally Oldfield, Ray Wise, Andrew Blake, William Atherton, Jozef De Kesel, and Jerry Rawlings. After him are Bogdan Tanjević, Nina Fyodorova, Joe Walsh, Soe Win, Salvatore Sciarrino, and Regina Duarte. Among people deceased in 2015, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 173Before him are Ron Clarke, Movita Castaneda, John Henry Holland, Sergio Sollima, Moses Malone, and Dragan Holcer. After him are Yogi Berra, Dick Nanninga, Daevid Allen, Walter Burkert, Roberto M. Levingston, and Chris Squire.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 133 out of 344Before him are José Joaquín de Herrera (1792), Ignacio Comonfort (1812), Alfonso Reyes (1889), Gael García Bernal (1978), Javier Lozano Barragán (1933), and José María Iglesias (1823). After him are Juan Almonte (1803), José Emilio Pacheco (1939), Juan Sandoval Íñiguez (1933), Mariano Azuela (1873), Emmanuel Lubezki (1964), and Demián Bichir (1963).

Among PHYSICISTS In Mexico

Among physicists born in Mexico, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 1After him are Miguel Alcubierre (1964).

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