James Hartle

1939 - 2023

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James Burkett Hartle (August 17, 1939 – May 17, 2023) was an American theoretical physicist. He joined the faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1966, and was a member of the external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Hartle has received more than 94,129 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). James Hartle is the 782nd most popular physicist (down from 733rd in 2019), the 10,903rd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,346th in 2019) and the 175th most popular American Physicist.

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Over the past year James Hartle has had the most page views in the with 17,031 views, followed by Chinese (1,706), and French (1,287). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Spanish (2,200.00%), Finnish (84.23%), and Ukrainian (55.24%)


Among physicists, James Hartle ranks 782 out of 851Before him are Jeffrey Goldstone, James M. Bardeen, Juan Ignacio Cirac Sasturain, John Houghton, Ronald Drever, and Bertrand Halperin. After him are Samuel King Allison, Daniel Kleppner, John Pendry, Robert L. Forward, Ayşe Erzan, and Werner Israel.

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Among people born in 1939, James Hartle ranks 567Before him are Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, James M. Bardeen, Paul Sauvage, Kate O'Mara, Pavel Morozenko, and S. David Griggs. After him are Peter Goldreich, Bob Clark, Bill Mulliken, Harvey Pekar, Orlando Quevedo, and Claude Piquemal. Among people deceased in 2023, James Hartle ranks 542Before him are David Lindley, Francesco Nuti, José del Castillo, Hans-Werner Gessmann, Edward Ferry, and Gordon Pinsent. After him are Shiro Hashizume, Gita Mehta, David Singmaster, Valentin Yudashkin, Barrett Strong, and Alistair Darling.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Hartle ranks 10,903 out of 20,380Before him are Charles F. Kettering (1958), Tim Reid (1944), John Bunny (1863), Isabel Sanford (1917), Al Joyner (1960), and Ellen Ochoa (1958). After him are Elwyn Berlekamp (1940), Martha Plimpton (1970), Niecy Nash (1970), Edwin Lord Weeks (1849), David Burtka (1975), and Susanne Blakeslee (1956).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, James Hartle ranks 175Before him are Shirley Ann Jackson (1946), Edward C. Stone (1936), Stanton T. Friedman (1934), Erwin Hahn (1921), James M. Bardeen (1939), and Bertrand Halperin (1941). After him are Samuel King Allison (1900), Daniel Kleppner (1932), Robert L. Forward (1932), Sarah Frances Whiting (1847), Robert Detweiler (1930), and Frank Press (1924).