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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 527,248 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. John Stewart Bell is the 314th most popular physicist (down from 311th in 2019), the 1,126th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,152nd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, John Stewart Bell ranks 314 out of 717Before him are Jean-Charles de Borda, Gerard 't Hooft, John Robert Schrieffer, Leon M. Lederman, Toshihide Maskawa, and Steven Chu. After him are Marguerite Perey, Nathan Rosen, Otto Schmidt, Daniel C. Tsui, Qian Xuesen, and Christoph Scheiner.

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Among people born in 1928, John Stewart Bell ranks 107Before him are Joe Jackson, Seymour Papert, Bernard Buffet, Pierre Mauroy, Eunice Gayson, and Vyacheslav Tikhonov. After him are Djivan Gasparyan, Michel Serrault, Takeshi Inoue, Ida Haendel, Alfonso de Portago, and Elliott Erwitt. Among people deceased in 1990, John Stewart Bell ranks 55Before him are Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Reinaldo Arenas, Yiannis Ritsos, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Philippe Soupault, and Sammy Davis Jr.. After him are Viktor Tsoi, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, Hussein Onn, Jim Henson, Lewis Mumford, and Sergei Dovlatov.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Stewart Bell ranks 1,126 out of 7,765Before him are Tom Simpson (1937), Edward Gordon Craig (1872), Marty Feldman (1934), Joseph Bell (1837), John Fisher (1469), and Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803). After him are Rosamund Pike (1979), Idris Elba (1972), George Fox (1624), Antony Flew (1923), John William Godward (1861), and Peter Green (1946).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, John Stewart Bell ranks 42Before him are Patrick Blackett (1897), Brian Josephson (1940), Freeman Dyson (1923), Peter Mansfield (1933), William Whewell (1794), and Stephen Hales (1677). After him are James Jeans (1877), William Sturgeon (1783), John Henry Poynting (1852), Duncan Haldane (1951), William Watson (1715), and John Kerr (1824).