John Fenn

1917 - 2010

John Fenn

John Bennett Fenn (June 15, 1917 – December 10, 2010) was an American professor of analytical chemistry who was awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002. Fenn shared half of the award with Koichi Tanaka for their work in mass spectrometry. The other half of the 2002 award went to Kurt Wüthrich. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Fenn has received more than 4,073 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 162nd most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, John Fenn ranks 162 out of 473Before him are Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Alan J. Heeger, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Giulio Natta, Wallace Carothers, and Fritz Strassmann. After him are Wilfrid Voynich, Richard R. Ernst, Osamu Shimomura, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Paul Flory, and Feodor Lynen.

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Among people born in 1917, John Fenn ranks 44Before him are Bourvil, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Jean-Pierre Melville, Danielle Darrieux, Mel Ferrer, and Joan Clarke. After him are Herbert A. Hauptman, John Cornforth, Violeta Parra, Rodney Robert Porter, Dinu Lipatti, and William Standish Knowles. Among people deceased in 2010, John Fenn ranks 28Before him are Jean Simmons, Gennady Yanayev, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Henryk Górecki, and Francesco Cossiga. After him are Néstor Kirchner, Harry Mulisch, Algirdas Brazauskas, Dino De Laurentiis, Alice Miller, and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Fenn ranks 992 out of 12,171Before him are Mark Felt (1913), Richard Matheson (1926), Michael Mann (1943), Michael Bloomberg (1942), Mike Pence (1959), and Lance Armstrong (1971). After him are James M. Buchanan (1919), Percival Lowell (1855), Ali MacGraw (1939), Harvey Milk (1930), Jim Lovell (1928), and James Earl Ray (1928).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, John Fenn ranks 29Before him are Robert S. Mulliken (1896), Jerome Karle (1918), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Paul Berg (1926), Alan J. Heeger (1936), and Wallace Carothers (1896). After him are Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), Paul Flory (1910), Richard F. Heck (1931), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Julius Axelrod (1912), and Stanley B. Prusiner (1942).