James Jeans

1877 - 1946

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Sir James Hopwood Jeans (11 September 1877 – 16 September 1946) was an English physicist, astronomer and mathematician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Jeans has received more than 189,726 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). James Jeans is the 311th most popular physicist (up from 324th in 2019), the 970th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,186th in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, James Jeans ranks 311 out of 851Before him are Abdul Qadeer Khan, Hélène Langevin-Joliot, David Gross, Ratko Janev, Paul-Jacques Curie, and Moshé Feldenkrais. After him are Vagn Walfrid Ekman, John Robert Schrieffer, Jan Ingenhousz, Ludwig Prandtl, Fritjof Capra, and Robert B. Laughlin.

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Among people born in 1877, James Jeans ranks 34Before him are André Maginot, Plutarco Elías Calles, Ernst von Dohnányi, Aga Khan III, Rudolf Hilferding, and Henry Norris Russell. After him are Alben W. Barkley, Princess Auguste of Bavaria, Emil Abderhalden, Endre Ady, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and Ulrich Salchow. Among people deceased in 1946, James Jeans ranks 53Before him are Gustav Noske, Otto Georg Thierack, Clemens August Graf von Galen, Carl Schuhmann, Per Albin Hansson, and Willi Herold. After him are Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Rüdiger von der Goltz, Miroslav Filipović, Alfred Stieglitz, Karl Eberhard Schöngarth, and Anton Mussert.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Jeans ranks 970 out of 8,785Before him are Natasha Richardson (1963), Thomas Chatterton (1752), Thomas Lawrence (1769), Ida Noddack (1896), Alma Reville (1899), and John Boyd Orr (1880). After him are Matthew Lewis (1775), Victoria Beckham (1974), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), PJ Harvey (1969), Keith Moon (1946), and Slash (1965).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, James Jeans ranks 37Before him are Daniel Rutherford (1749), Andrew Huxley (1917), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Anthony James Leggett (1938), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), and Freeman Dyson (1923). After him are William Whewell (1794), Joseph Swan (1828), John Stewart Bell (1928), William Sturgeon (1783), Stephen Hales (1677), and Peter Mansfield (1933).