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 110,185 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. is the 85th most popular astronomer (down from 68th in 2019), the 1,226th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,030th in 2019) and the 13th 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 85 out of 532Before him are Abu Hanifa Dinawari, Albert Marth, J. Allen Hynek, Karl Ludwig Harding, Angelo Secchi, and Johann Elert Bode. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Vera Rubin, Victor Ambartsumian, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth.

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Among people born in 1941, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 76Before him are Aimé Jacquet, Graham Chapman, Lella Lombardi, Mohamed Ghannouchi, Vladimir Voronin, and Kyu Sakamoto. After him are Louis Ignarro, Theodor W. Hänsch, Neil Diamond, Josip Skoblar, Stephen Jay Gould, and Stephen Frears.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 1,226 out of 15,968Before him are Alyson Hannigan (1974), Condoleezza Rice (1954), Virginia Apgar (1909), Sam Cooke (1931), Ken Kesey (1935), and Ken Thompson (1943). After him are Larry Flynt (1942), Barry Nelson (1917), Vera Miles (1929), Grant Wood (1891), Aaron Copland (1900), and John Payne (1912).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. ranks 13Before him are Asaph Hall (1829), Percival Lowell (1855), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Lewis A. Swift (1820), and J. Allen Hynek (1910). After him are Vera Rubin (1928), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Annie Jump Cannon (1863), and Frank Drake (1930).