Jim Peebles

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Phillip James Edwin Peebles (born April 25, 1935) is a Canadian-American astrophysicist, astronomer, and theoretical cosmologist who is currently the Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He is widely regarded as one of the world's leading theoretical cosmologists in the period since 1970, with major theoretical contributions to primordial nucleosynthesis, dark matter, the cosmic microwave background, and structure formation. Peebles was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2019 for his theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Peebles has received more than 365,059 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Jim Peebles is the 232nd most popular physicist (down from 210th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 37th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Physicist.

Jim Peebles is most famous for creating the Peebles Corporation.

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Among physicists, Jim Peebles ranks 232 out of 717Before him are Alexander Prokhorov, John Vincent Atanasoff, Carl von Linde, Nevill Francis Mott, Melvin Schwartz, and Allan MacLeod Cormack. After him are Abdus Salam, Burton Richter, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Claude-Louis Navier, David J. Thouless, and Ettore Majorana.

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Among people born in 1935, Jim Peebles ranks 39Before him are Adnan Khashoggi, Harvey J. Alter, Miroslav Blažević, Mirella Freni, Giya Kancheli, and David Harvey. After him are Jerry Lee Lewis, William Friedkin, Satoshi Ōmura, Sylvia Earle, Danilo Kiš, and Mylène Demongeot.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Jim Peebles ranks 43 out of 1,350Before him are William Giauque (1895), Joni Mitchell (1943), Paul Anka (1941), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Denis Villeneuve (1967), and Mary Pickford (1892). After him are Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), Lois Maxwell (1927), Ryan Reynolds (1976), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), Charles Taylor (1931), and Elizabeth Arden (1878).

Among PHYSICISTS In Canada

Among physicists born in Canada, Jim Peebles ranks 4Before him are Willard Boyle (1924), Richard E. Taylor (1929), and Bertram Brockhouse (1918). After him are Donna Strickland (1959), Louis Slotin (1910), Arthur Jeffrey Dempster (1886), Harriet Brooks (1876), and Sylvia Fedoruk (1927).