Joseph Rotblat

1908 - 2005

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Sir Joseph Rotblat (4 November 1908 – 31 August 2005) was a Polish physicist, a self-described "Pole with a British passport". Rotblat worked on Tube Alloys and the Manhattan Project during World War II, but left the Los Alamos Laboratory on grounds of conscience after it became clear that Germany had ceased development of an atomic bomb in 1942. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Rotblat has received more than 282,338 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Joseph Rotblat is the 187th most popular physicist (up from 232nd in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from Poland (up from 169th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Polish Physicist.

Joseph Rotblat is most famous for being a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1995. He was awarded the prize for his work in the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

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Among physicists, Joseph Rotblat ranks 187 out of 721Before him are Osborne Reynolds, Satyendra Nath Bose, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, George E. Smith, Leon M. Lederman, and Roy J. Glauber. After him are Polykarp Kusch, Charles H. Townes, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Richard E. Taylor, Vitaly Ginzburg, and John L. Hall.

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Among people born in 1908, Joseph Rotblat ranks 41Before him are Carole Lombard, John Kenneth Galbraith, Cesare Pavese, Werner von Haeften, Günther Prien, and Arthur Adamov. After him are Willard Libby, Dmitry Ustinov, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Alfred Hershey, Rex Harrison, and Saizo Saito. Among people deceased in 2005, Joseph Rotblat ranks 29Before him are Ezer Weizman, Anne Bancroft, Ernst Mayr, Zdzisław Beksiński, Max Schmeling, and Pat Morita. After him are Maria Schell, Lucien Laurent, Moustapha Akkad, John Fowles, Milton Obote, and Birgit Nilsson.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Joseph Rotblat ranks 149 out of 1,231Before him are Solomon Asch (1907), Johann Gustav Droysen (1808), Jan Matejko (1838), Alexandre Colonna-Walewski (1810), Adolph Menzel (1815), and Itzhak Stern (1901). After him are Marian Rejewski (1905), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Georg Michaelis (1857), Otto Kretschmer (1912), and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Joseph Rotblat ranks 8Before him are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Max Born (1882), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Otto Stern (1888), Albert A. Michelson (1852), and Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898). After him are Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Leopold Infeld (1898), Eugen Goldstein (1860), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), Vladimir Chelomey (1914), and Hagen Kleinert (1941).