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Jacob Bekenstein

1947 - 2015

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Jacob David Bekenstein (Hebrew: יעקב בקנשטיין; May 1, 1947 – August 16, 2015) was an American and Israeli 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 250,921 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Jacob Bekenstein is the 394th most popular physicist (up from 464th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Mexico (up from 137th in 2019) and the most popular Mexican Physicist.

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Among physicists, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 394 out of 717Before him are John Henry Poynting, Christian Bohr, Louis Paul Cailletet, Duncan Haldane, Hendrik Casimir, and Leonard Susskind. After him are Christopher Polhem, Hantaro Nagaoka, William Watson, Georgy Flyorov, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, and Victor Weisskopf.

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Among people born in 1947, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 163Before him are Jerzy Stuhr, Alan Dale, William Atherton, Jeff Lynne, James Cosmo, and Jiro Taniguchi. After him are Mitch Mitchell, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, Dan Quayle, Phạm Tuân, Steve Howe, and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Among people deceased in 2015, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 108Before him are Tadahiko Ueda, Jaakko Hintikka, Adrian Frutiger, Jenő Buzánszky, Aldo Ciccolini, and Kirk Kerkorian. After him are Eileen Essell, Anne Meara, Omar Karami, Arsen Dedić, Lesley Gore, and Kemal Monteno.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Jacob Bekenstein ranks 97 out of 585Before him are Ce Acatl Topiltzin (947), Miguel Alemán Valdés (1900), Adolfo López Mateos (1909), Adolfo de la Huerta (1881), El Santo (1917), and Jorge Campos (1966). After him are Lupe Vélez (1908), Juan Gabriel (1950), Manuel Uribe (1965), Jorge Negrete (1910), Juan Ruiz de Alarcón (1581), and Armando Manzanero (1935).

Among PHYSICISTS In Mexico

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