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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 499,686 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Julian Schwinger is the 243rd most popular physicist, the 1,157th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,128th in 2019) and the 50th most popular American Physicist.

Julian Schwinger is most famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.

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Among physicists, Julian Schwinger ranks 243 out of 717Before him are David J. Thouless, Ettore Majorana, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Johannes Rydberg, David Bohm, and Klaus Hasselmann. After him are Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Gustaf Dalén, Georg Bednorz, John B. Goodenough, David J. Wineland, and Theodor W. Hänsch.

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Among people born in 1918, Julian Schwinger ranks 51Before him are Yasuhiro Nakasone, Robert Aldrich, Sam Walton, Hans Scholl, Paul D. Boyer, and Edward A. Murphy Jr.. After him are Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Arthur Kornberg, John Forsythe, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Edward B. Lewis, and Betty Ford. Among people deceased in 1994, Julian Schwinger ranks 52Before him are Niels Kaj Jerne, Jean-Louis Barrault, Sergei Bondarchuk, Jack Kirby, Roland Ratzenberger, and Richard Laurence Millington Synge. After him are Matt Busby, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Roberto Eduardo Viola, Peter Cushing, Rollo May, and Cesar Romero.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Julian Schwinger ranks 1,157 out of 18,182Before him are Loie Fuller (1862), Don Siegel (1912), George H. Hitchings (1905), William Gibson (1948), Andre Agassi (1970), and Robert Taylor (1911). After him are Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Martha Gellhorn (1908), Hal Holbrook (1925), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Phil Jackson (1945), and William Boeing (1881).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Julian Schwinger ranks 50Before him are Clifford Shull (1915), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Melvin Schwartz (1932), Burton Richter (1931), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), and David Bohm (1992). After him are David J. Wineland (1944), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Hugh David Politzer (1949), Henry Way Kendall (1926), and Douglas Osheroff (1945).