James Chadwick

1891 - 1974

James Chadwick

Sir James Chadwick, (20 October 1891 – 24 July 1974) was a British 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 atomic 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 1,001,261 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 49th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, James Chadwick ranks 49 out of 659Before him are Lise Meitner, Wolfgang Pauli, Thomas Young, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Léon Foucault, and Andrei Sakharov. After him are Christian Doppler, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Wilhelm Wien, Max Born, Hermann von Helmholtz, and Otto von Guericke.

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Among people born in 1891, James Chadwick ranks 7Before him are Erwin Rommel, Antonio Gramsci, Sergei Prokofiev, Karl Dönitz, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Max Ernst. After him are Walter Model, Henry Miller, Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, B. R. Ambedkar, and Pär Lagerkvist. Among people deceased in 1974, James Chadwick ranks 6Before him are Oskar Schindler, Charles Lindbergh, Georgy Zhukov, Georges Pompidou, and Juan Perón. After him are Vittorio De Sica, Pär Lagerkvist, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, U Thant, Rudolf Dassler, and Amin al-Husseini.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Chadwick ranks 139 out of 5,347Before him are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Liam Neeson (1952), Robert Owen (1771), T. E. Lawrence (1888), John, King of England (1166), and Arthur C. Clarke (1917). After him are Duns Scotus (1265), Eric Clapton (1945), William Golding (1911), Jane Seymour (1508), Maggie Smith (1934), and Cary Grant (1904).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, James Chadwick ranks 11Before him are James Prescott Joule (1818), Robert Hooke (1635), J. J. Thomson (1856), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Paul Dirac (1902), and Thomas Young (1773). After him are William Gilbert (1544), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Peter Higgs (1929), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), and William Henry Bragg (1862).