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Jerome Karle

1918 - 2013

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Jerome Karle (born Jerome Karfunkle; June 18, 1918 – June 6, 2013) was an American physical chemist. Jointly with Herbert A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerome Karle has received more than 91,160 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jerome Karle is the 148th most popular chemist (up from 161st in 2019), the 1,049th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,190th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Chemist.

Jerome Karle is most famous for his contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA.

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Among chemists, Jerome Karle ranks 148 out of 509Before him are Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Robert F. Furchgott, Kurt Wüthrich, and Sune Bergström. After him are Hennig Brand, Ignacy Mościcki, Paul Lauterbur, Stanley Miller, Paul Flory, and Harry Kroto.

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Among people born in 1918, Jerome Karle ranks 38Before him are Kai Siegbahn, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Martin Ryle, Bertram Brockhouse, Pavlik Morozov, and Birgit Nilsson. After him are André Bazin, Lila Kedrova, Günther Rall, Jens Christian Skou, Ahmed Deedat, and Patricio Aylwin. Among people deceased in 2013, Jerome Karle ranks 41Before him are Boris Berezovsky, Ray Manzarek, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, James M. Buchanan, Ieng Sary, and Ronald Dworkin. After him are Nagisa Oshima, Jesús Franco, Richard Matheson, Viktor Kulikov, Lawrence Klein, and Manfred Rommel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerome Karle ranks 1,049 out of 18,182Before him are John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Gary Sinise (1955), Melvin Schwartz (1932), Anjelica Huston (1951), Elisha Otis (1811), and Michelle Obama (1964). After him are Harvey Milk (1930), Burt Young (1940), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), John Updike (1932), Diane Arbus (1923), and Dennis Rodman (1961).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Jerome Karle ranks 26Before him are Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Paul Berg (1926), Robert W. Holley (1922), and Robert F. Furchgott (1916). After him are Paul Lauterbur (1929), Stanley Miller (1930), Paul Flory (1910), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), Paul D. Boyer (1918), and Robert S. Mulliken (1896).