John Tukey

1915 - 2000

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John Wilder Tukey (; June 16, 1915 – July 26, 2000) was an American mathematician and statistician, best known for the development of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm and box plot. The Tukey range test, the Tukey lambda distribution, the Tukey test of additivity, and the Teichmüller–Tukey lemma all bear his name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Tukey has received more than 428,806 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). John Tukey is the 372nd most popular chemist (up from 382nd in 2019), the 3,675th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,408th in 2019) and the 70th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, John Tukey ranks 372 out of 510Before him are Charles Macintosh, Thomas Cech, Maud Menten, Agnes Pockels, Frank Wigglesworth Clarke, and Peter Atkins. After him are Albert Niemann, Roger Y. Tsien, Jean-Antoine Chaptal, Franz Joseph Emil Fischer, Thomas C. Südhof, and Tim Hunt.

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Among people born in 1915, John Tukey ranks 111Before him are Mariano Rumor, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Torcuato Fernández-Miranda, Alberto Burri, James Tiptree Jr., and Albert O. Hirschman. After him are William Masters, Marais Viljoen, Edmond O'Brien, Raúl Alberto Lastiri, Albert Ghiorso, and Henry Kuttner. Among people deceased in 2000, John Tukey ranks 116Before him are Teruki Miyamoto, Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei, René Favaloro, L. Sprague de Camp, Ian Dury, and Wojciech Has. After him are Claire Trevor, Nancy Marchand, Abdul Haris Nasution, Julie London, Franco Donatoni, and Yevgeny Khrunov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Tukey ranks 3,675 out of 15,968Before him are Roy Jones Jr. (1969), Zoë Wanamaker (1949), Kenny Clarke (1914), Leon Fleisher (1928), Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950), and William Goldman (1931). After him are Adam Baldwin (1962), Lenny Bruce (1925), Fanny Crosby (1820), Rooney Mara (1985), Herman Kahn (1922), and Lon L. Fuller (1902).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, John Tukey ranks 70Before him are Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), Dudley R. Herschbach (1932), William E. Moerner (1953), George Washington Carver (1864), Thomas Cech (1947), and Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847). After him are Roger Y. Tsien (1952), Albert Ghiorso (1915), Roderick MacKinnon (1956), Alice Ball (1892), Roy J. Plunkett (1910), and Maclyn McCarty (1911).