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John C. Mather

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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 291,324 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia. John C. Mather is the 419th most popular physicist (down from 338th in 2019), the 3,145th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,080th in 2019) and the 85th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, John C. Mather ranks 419 out of 717Before him are Erich Hückel, Homi J. Bhabha, Federico Faggin, Yoshio Nishina, Meghnad Saha, and Vladimir Fock. After him are Heinrich Barkhausen, Martin Knudsen, Johannes Franz Hartmann, Jules Jamin, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and Yulii Khariton.

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Among people born in 1946, John C. Mather ranks 211Before him are Lucien Van Impe, John Waters, Ti Lung, Shlomo Sand, Ahmad al-Tayyeb, and Eugene Levy. After him are Maria Bethânia, Dick Wolf, André Dussollier, Richard Axel, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, and Cheng Pei-pei.

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Among people born in United States, John C. Mather ranks 3,145 out of 18,182Before him are Mos Def (1973), Sheryl Crow (1962), Leslie Lamport (1941), Clara Barton (1821), James W. Christy (1938), and Cedric Gibbons (1893). After him are Alvin E. Roth (1951), Larry Sanger (1968), Eric F. Wieschaus (1947), Susan Sullivan (1942), Art Metrano (1936), and Kamehameha V (1830).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, John C. Mather ranks 85Before him are Robert W. Wood (1868), Lyman Spitzer (1914), Chester Carlson (1906), Philip Abelson (1913), Leonard Susskind (1940), and Douglas Hofstadter (1945). After him are Gene Amdahl (1922), Saul Perlmutter (1959), Grote Reber (1911), Alan Sokal (1955), Alan Guth (1947), and Eric Allin Cornell (1961).