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John C. Mather

1946 - Today

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John Cromwell Mather (born August 7, 1946, Roanoke, Virginia) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite (COBE) with George Smoot. This work helped cement the big-bang theory of the universe. According to the Nobel Prize committee, "the COBE-project can also be regarded as the starting point for cosmology as a precision science."Mather is a senior astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Maryland and adjunct professor of physics at the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John C. Mather has received more than 199,137 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). John C. Mather is the 338th most popular physicist (down from 276th in 2019), the 2,081st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,244th in 2019) and the 66th most popular American Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, John C. Mather ranks 338 out of 721Before him are J. Michael Kosterlitz, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Manfred von Ardenne, Abdul Qadeer Khan, Marguerite Perey, and Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval. After him are George Johnstone Stoney, John Henry Poynting, Franz Ernst Neumann, Friedrich Paschen, George Francis FitzGerald, and Abram Ioffe.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1946, John C. Mather ranks 121Before him are Htin Kyaw, Semion Mogilevich, Janet Yellen, Bigas Luna, Ralf Hütter, and Mohamed Abdelaziz. After him are Rodrigo Lara, Jochen Mass, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Fancy, Georges J. F. Köhler, and Anthony Daniels.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John C. Mather ranks 2,081 out of 15,968Before him are Sam Raimi (1959), Ricky Nelson (1940), Chet Atkins (1924), Hubert Humphrey (1911), Carl Andre (1935), and Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923). After him are Ric Flair (1949), Frank Lucas (1930), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Renée Taylor (1933), Dana Elcar (1927), and Frederik Pohl (1919).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, John C. Mather ranks 66Before him are John Robert Schrieffer (1931), John Mauchly (1907), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), David J. Wineland (1944), William Daniel Phillips (1948), and David Gross (1941). After him are Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Douglas Osheroff (1945), Edward Witten (1951), Edwin Hall (1855), Steven Chu (1948), and Robert W. Wood (1868).