Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.

1941 - Today

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Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. has received more than 168,704 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. is the 89th most popular astronomer (up from 92nd in 2019), the 1,242nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,387th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Astronomer.

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. is most famous for being the first person to measure the speed of light accurately.

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Among astronomers, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 89 out of 644Before him are Lewis A. Swift, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Victor Ambartsumian, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani, and Edward Emerson Barnard. After him are Girolamo Fracastoro, Johann Palisa, Karl Ludwig Hencke, Petrus Apianus, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth.

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Among people born in 1941, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 82Before him are Vladimir Voronin, Mohamed Ghannouchi, Paul Anka, John E. Walker, Tom Conti, and Sergio Oliva. After him are Josip Skoblar, Otis Redding, Kyu Sakamoto, Eric Burdon, Aimé Jacquet, and Kenji Tochio.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 1,242 out of 20,380Before him are Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Lady Gaga (1986), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), Anne Hathaway (1982), Pete Seeger (1919), and Uma Thurman (1970). After him are Mario Lanza (1921), Valerie Solanas (1936), Gerald Edelman (1929), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Claudia Goldin (1946), and Evander Holyfield (1962).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 16Before him are Asaph Hall (1829), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Percival Lowell (1855), Lewis A. Swift (1820), and Edward Emerson Barnard (1857). After him are Annie Jump Cannon (1863), James Van Allen (1914), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Frank Drake (1930), and Cleveland Abbe (1838).