Jacob Bekenstein

1947 - 2015

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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 233,117 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Jacob Bekenstein is the 464th most popular physicist (up from 497th in 2019), the 137th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 135th in 2019) and the most popular Mexican Physicist.

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Among physicists, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 464 out of 721Before him are Heinrich Rubens, Takaaki Kajita, Pierre Victor Auger, Anatole Abragam, Grote Reber, and Macedonio Melloni. After him are William Robert Grove, Saul Perlmutter, Stefan Hell, Alexis Thérèse Petit, Boris Podolsky, and Maurice Karnaugh.

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Among people born in 1947, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 225Before him are Jaroslav Pollák, Camille Paglia, Massiel, Sally Oldfield, Michael S. Hart, and Aad de Mos. After him are Sandie Shaw, James Dyson, Somchai Wongsawat, Petra Kelly, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Pascal Lamy. Among people deceased in 2015, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 158Before him are Egon Bahr, Valentin Rasputin, Chris Squire, Richard Anthony, Robert Manzon, and Esther Brand. After him are Władysław Bartoszewski, Walter Burkert, Renzo Zorzi, Franco Interlenghi, Mike Porcaro, and Hermann Zapf.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 137 out of 487Before him are Valentín Gómez Farías (1781), Juventino Rosas (1868), Francisco S. Carvajal (1870), Laura Harring (1964), Lila Downs (1968), and Juan Álvarez (1790). After him are José Alfredo Jiménez (1926), Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902), Ignacio Allende (1769), José José (1948), Demián Bichir (1963), and Amado Nervo (1870).

Among PHYSICISTS In Mexico

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