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Julian Schwinger

1918 - 1994

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Julian Seymour Schwinger (; February 12, 1918 – July 16, 1994) was a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist. He is best known for his work on quantum electrodynamics (QED), in particular for developing a relativistically invariant perturbation theory, and for renormalizing QED to one loop order. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julian Schwinger has received more than 359,167 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Julian Schwinger is the 243rd most popular physicist (down from 236th in 2019), the 1,129th most popular biography from United States (down from 935th in 2019) and the 49th most popular American Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Julian Schwinger ranks 243 out of 721. Before him are Daniel Rutherford, Antoine César Becquerel, David Lee, Martinus J. G. Veltman, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, and Nevill Francis Mott. After him are Leo Esaki, Fritjof Capra, Patrick Blackett, Klaus Fuchs, Clifford Shull, and Bertram Brockhouse.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1918, Julian Schwinger ranks 44Before him are Günther Rall, Chaim Herzog, Takashi Kasahara, Robert Aldrich, Richard Winters, and Patricio Aylwin. After him are Yasuhiro Nakasone, Hans Scholl, Kazu Naoki, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Bertram Brockhouse, and Lila Kedrova. Among people deceased in 1994, Julian Schwinger ranks 47Before him are Jessica Tandy, Marija Gimbutas, Peter Cushing, Roland Ratzenberger, Pujie, and Witold Lutosławski. After him are Jean-Louis Barrault, Sergei Bondarchuk, Matt Busby, György Cziffra, Cesar Romero, and Richard Laurence Millington Synge.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Julian Schwinger ranks 1,129 out of 15,968. Before him are Edna Purviance (1895), George Carlin (1937), Tori Amos (1963), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Stanley Miller (1930), and Robert S. Mulliken (1896). After him are Daniel Goleman (1946), Dean Reed (1938), Jennifer Grey (1960), George C. Scott (1927), Peter Dinklage (1969), and David Scott (1932).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Julian Schwinger ranks 49Before him are Arthur Ashkin (1922), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Burton Richter (1931), and David Lee (1931). After him are Clifford Shull (1915), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), Henry Way Kendall (1926), Hugh David Politzer (1949), and Nathan Rosen (1909).