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James Chadwick

1891 - 1974

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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 1,342,686 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). James Chadwick is the 46th most popular physicist (up from 51st in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 171st in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Physicist.

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

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Among physicists, James Chadwick ranks 46 out of 717Before him are J. J. Thomson, Wolfgang Pauli, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Ernst Mach, Andrei Sakharov, and Thomas Young. After him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Ludwig Boltzmann, Hermann von Helmholtz, Christian Doppler, Wilhelm Wien, and Georges Lemaître.

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Among people born in 1891, James Chadwick ranks 8Before him are Erwin Rommel, Antonio Gramsci, Sergei Prokofiev, B. R. Ambedkar, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Walter Model. After him are Max Ernst, Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, Henry Miller, Frederick Banting, 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 Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Vittorio De Sica, Amin al-Husseini, Pär Lagerkvist, Baldur von Schirach, and U Thant.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, James Chadwick ranks 155 out of 7,765Before him are Catherine Parr (1512), Ian Fleming (1908), Alfred Marshall (1842), John Logie Baird (1888), Henry IV of England (1367), and Thomas Young (1773). After him are Ringo Starr (1940), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Saint Patrick (385), Mark Knopfler (1949), Aleister Crowley (1875), and Arthur C. Clarke (1917).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, James Chadwick ranks 11Before him are James Prescott Joule (1818), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), William Gilbert (1544), Paul Dirac (1902), J. J. Thomson (1856), and Thomas Young (1773). After him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Roger Penrose (1931), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), and Peter Higgs (1929).