James Chadwick

1891 - 1974

Photo of James Chadwick

Icon of person James Chadwick

Sir James Chadwick, (20 October 1891 – 24 July 1974) was an English physicist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932. In 1941, he wrote the final draft of the MAUD Report, which inspired the U.S. government to begin serious atom bomb research efforts. He was the head of the British team that worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Chadwick has received more than 1,246,243 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). James Chadwick is the 51st most popular physicist (down from 49th in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 139th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Physicist.

James Chadwick was a British physicist who is most famous for his discovery of the neutron in 1932.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 78.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 87

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.01

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of James Chadwicks by language


Among physicists, James Chadwick ranks 51 out of 721Before him are Hermann von Helmholtz, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Christian Doppler, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, William Gilbert, and Georges Lemaître. After him are Otto von Guericke, Wilhelm Wien, Max Born, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Robert Andrews Millikan, and Mikhail Lomonosov.

Most Popular Physicists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1891, James Chadwick ranks 9Before him are Sergei Prokofiev, Antonio Gramsci, Mikhail Bulgakov, Max Ernst, Walter Model, and Edith Stein. After him are Henry Miller, Pär Lagerkvist, Otto Dix, B. R. Ambedkar, Rudolf Carnap, and Nelly Sachs. Among people deceased in 1974, James Chadwick ranks 6Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Oskar Schindler, Georgy Zhukov, Georges Pompidou, and Juan Perón. After him are Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Vittorio De Sica, Pär Lagerkvist, Amin al-Husseini, Baldur von Schirach, and U Thant.

Others Born in 1891

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1974

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Chadwick ranks 171 out of 6,924Before him are Francis Crick (1916), Howard Carter (1874), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Edward Smith (1850), Rowan Atkinson (1955), and Olav V of Norway (1903). After him are George Boole (1815), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Jeff Beck (1944), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Ken Loach (1936), and William Golding (1911).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, James Chadwick ranks 10Before him are James Prescott Joule (1818), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Robert Hooke (1635), J. J. Thomson (1856), Paul Dirac (1902), and William Gilbert (1544). After him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Peter Higgs (1929), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), and William Henry Bragg (1862).