John Pendry

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Sir John Brian Pendry, FRS FInstP (born 4 July 1943) is an English theoretical physicist known for his research into refractive indices and creation of the first practical "Invisibility Cloak". He is a professor of theoretical solid state physics at Imperial College London where he was head of the department of physics (1998–2001) and principal of the faculty of physical sciences (2001–2002). He is an honorary fellow of Downing College, Cambridge, (where he was an undergraduate) and an IEEE fellow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Pendry has received more than 68,036 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. John Pendry is the 696th most popular physicist, the 4,668th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 83rd most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, John Pendry ranks 696 out of 721Before him are Norris Bradbury, Juan Martín Maldacena, Abhay Ashtekar, Bruno Zumino, Howard P. Robertson, and Werner Israel. After him are Edwin Thompson Jaynes, Mary K. Gaillard, Daniel Kleppner, Cumrun Vafa, Yash Pal, and Shirley Ann Jackson.

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Among people born in 1943, John Pendry ranks 516Before him are Bertil Roos, Nancy Greene Raine, Jim Risch, James L. Jones, Mary Woronov, and Reita Faria. After him are Willie Davenport, Rose Tremain, Richard Moll, Robert J. Bentley, John Bryson, and Tommy Gemmell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Pendry ranks 4,668 out of 6,924Before him are Allenby Chilton (1918), Ian Brown (1963), Charlie Buchan (1891), Lionel Jeffries (1926), Les Leston (1920), and Daniel Harding (1975). After him are Thelma Hopkins (1936), Catherine Cookson (1906), Susie Wolff (1982), Stephanie Beacham (1947), Ron Flowers (1934), and Lawrence Hargrave (1850).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, John Pendry ranks 83Before him are John Aitken (1839), Bernard Lovell (1913), Alfred Ewing (1855), C. V. Boys (1855), Raymond Gosling (1926), and Ronald Drever (1931). After him are Brian Cox (1968) and Jess Wade (1988).