John Pople

1925 - 2004

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Sir John Anthony Pople (31 October 1925 – 15 March 2004) was a British theoretical chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Walter Kohn in 1998 for his development of computational methods in quantum chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Pople has received more than 131,923 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). John Pople is the 190th most popular chemist (down from 181st in 2019), the 921st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 737th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular British Chemist.

John Pople is most famous for his work in developing the density functional theory.

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Among chemists, John Pople ranks 190 out of 510Before him are Robert Bruce Merrifield, John Fenn, Nicolas Leblanc, Julius Axelrod, Richard F. Heck, and Raymond Davis Jr.. After him are F. Sherwood Rowland, Walter Gilbert, Paul Berg, Ignacy Mościcki, William Henry Perkin, and Ahmed Zewail.

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Among people born in 1925, John Pople ranks 82Before him are Nicolai Gedda, Harry Harrison, Ernest Gellner, Tom Gehrels, Sammy Davis Jr., and Hal Holbrook. After him are Hilda Gadea, Gabriele Amorth, Masanori Tokita, Oliver Smithies, William Styron, and Gabriele Ferzetti. Among people deceased in 2004, John Pople ranks 44Before him are Fanny Blankers-Koen, Thomas Klestil, Andriyan Nikolayev, Julius Axelrod, Ko Yong-hui, and Gérard Debreu. After him are José López Portillo y Pacheco, Masanori Tokita, Otto Kumm, Matthäus Hetzenauer, Raymond Goethals, and John Vane.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Pople ranks 921 out of 6,924Before him are Dominic Purcell (1970), Francis Walsingham (1532), George Biddell Airy (1801), Betty Williams (1943), George Fox (1624), and John Mayall (1933). After him are W. T. Stead (1849), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France (1424), Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1594), Malcolm IV of Scotland (1141), and Stephen Boyd (1931).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Pople ranks 22Before him are John Frederic Daniell (1790), John Newlands (1837), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Archer Martin (1910), and Peter D. Mitchell (1920). After him are William Henry Perkin (1838), Michael Smith (1932), Derek Barton (1918), John Vane (1927), James Dewar (1842), and Alexander R. Todd (1907).