John C. Mather

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John C. Mather

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 179,806 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 277th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, John C. Mather ranks 276 out of 659Before him are Kenneth G. Wilson, Joseph Swan, Daniel C. Tsui, John Tyndall, Hugh David Politzer, and Daniel Rutherford. After him are Toshihide Maskawa, Andre Geim, David J. Wineland, Henry Way Kendall, Horst Ludwig Störmer, and Pierre Louis Dulong.

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Among people born in 1946, John C. Mather ranks 82Before him are Howard Shore, Bob Beamon, Yonatan Netanyahu, Deepak Chopra, Daniel Goleman, and Sabine Bergmann-Pohl. After him are Fancy, Jean Todt, Berti Vogts, Brian Cox, Rade Šerbedžija, and Laura Bush.

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Among people born in United States, John C. Mather ranks 1,244 out of 12,171Before him are Anne Hathaway (1982), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Jeff Koons (1955), Jane Wyman (1917), Alan Bean (1932), and Aaron Burr (1756). After him are Benedict Arnold (1741), Robin Cook (1940), Tom Morello (1964), Charles Mingus (1922), Diane Arbus (1923), and Hiram Maxim (1840).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, John C. Mather ranks 57Before him are David Lee (1931), Julian Schwinger (1918), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), Douglas Osheroff (1945), Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), and Hugh David Politzer (1949). After him are David J. Wineland (1944), Henry Way Kendall (1926), David Gross (1941), William Daniel Phillips (1948), George Smoot (1945), and Nathan Rosen (1909).