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 of 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 335,041 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Jim Peebles is the 210th most popular physicist (up from 554th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Canada and the 3rd most popular Canadian Physicist.

Jim Peebles is most famous for creating the Peebles Corporation.

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Among physicists, Jim Peebles ranks 210 out of 721Before him are John Archibald Wheeler, James Cronin, James Rainwater, Wolfgang Paul, Joseph Plateau, and Edward Mills Purcell. After him are Kai Siegbahn, Robert Hofstadter, Frederick Reines, Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Mihajlo Pupin, and Chien-Shiung Wu.

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Among people born in 1935, Jim Peebles ranks 38Before him are Omar Bongo, William Friedkin, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Maj Sjöwall, Giya Kancheli, and Miroslav Blažević. After him are Danilo Kiš, Adnan Khashoggi, David Harvey, Akira Kitaguchi, Wim Duisenberg, and Harrison Schmitt.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Jim Peebles ranks 37 out of 1,130Before him are Pierre Trudeau (1919), William Giauque (1895), Richard E. Taylor (1929), Bryan Adams (1959), Oscar Peterson (1925), and Mary Pickford (1892). After him are Pamela Anderson (1967), John Charles Fields (1863), Howard Shore (1946), Oswald Avery (1877), Robert Mundell (1932), and Lois Maxwell (1927).

Among PHYSICISTS In Canada

Among physicists born in Canada, Jim Peebles ranks 3Before him are Willard Boyle (1924) and Richard E. Taylor (1929). After him are Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Louis Slotin (1910), Donna Strickland (1959), and Harriet Brooks (1876).