John Stewart Bell

1928 - 1990

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John Stewart Bell FRS (28 July 1928 – 1 October 1990) was a physicist from Northern Ireland and the originator of Bell's theorem, an important theorem in quantum physics regarding hidden-variable theories. In 2022, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger for work on Bell inequalities and the experimental validation of Bell's theorem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Stewart Bell has received more than 619,166 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). John Stewart Bell is the 339th most popular physicist (down from 315th in 2019), the 1,133rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,122nd in 2019) and the 40th most popular British Physicist.

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Over the past year John Stewart Bell has had the most page views in the with 77,864 views, followed by Italian (8,191), and Spanish (7,304). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Galician (69.06%), Basque (67.54%), and Latin (64.86%)


Among physicists, John Stewart Bell ranks 339 out of 851Before him are Donna Strickland, Otto Schmidt, Frank Wilczek, Ferenc Krausz, Frank Oppenheimer, and Philip Abelson. After him are John Theophilus Desaguliers, Shuji Nakamura, Hans Kramers, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Jean-Charles de Borda, and Franz Ernst Neumann.

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Among people born in 1928, John Stewart Bell ranks 114Before him are Takeshi Inoue, Malcolm Glazer, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Djivan Gasparyan, Al Lettieri, and Paul Elvstrøm. After him are Daisaku Ikeda, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Edward Albee, Hannah Pick-Goslar, Natalie Zemon Davis, and Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Among people deceased in 1990, John Stewart Bell ranks 59Before him are Delphine Seyrig, Philippe Soupault, Sammy Davis Jr., Aaron Copland, Edward A. Murphy Jr., and Stevie Ray Vaughan. After him are Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, Jim Henson, Tadeusz Kantor, Arthur Kennedy, Samuel Noah Kramer, and Lewis Mumford.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Stewart Bell ranks 1,133 out of 8,785Before him are John Schlesinger (1926), Alexander II of Scotland (1198), John Pople (1925), Idris Elba (1972), Harold Lowe (1882), and Vita Sackville-West (1892). After him are Gareth Jones (1905), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), Adrian Lyne (1941), William Bligh (1754), Angus Deaton (1945), and Charles Bell (1774).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, John Stewart Bell ranks 40Before him are Anthony James Leggett (1938), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), Freeman Dyson (1923), James Jeans (1877), William Whewell (1794), and Joseph Swan (1828). After him are William Sturgeon (1783), Stephen Hales (1677), Peter Mansfield (1933), Duncan Haldane (1951), John Henry Poynting (1852), and John Canton (1718).