Karl Taylor Compton

1887 - 1954

Karl Taylor Compton

Karl Taylor Compton (September 14, 1887 – June 22, 1954) was a prominent American physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1930 to 1948. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Taylor Compton has received more than 59,185 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 605th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 604 out of 659Before him are Alexander Markovich Polyakov, Lee Smolin, Leonard Mlodinow, Humberto Fernández-Morán, Bill Nye, and David Deutsch. After him are Grigory Landsberg, Lisa Randall, John Polkinghorne, John Kendrew, Bernard Lovell, and Ursula Franklin.

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Among people born in 1887, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 177Before him are Govind Ballabh Pant, Victor d'Arcy, Samuel Eliot Morison, Jamini Roy, L. S. Lowry, and Armen Ohanian. After him are Robinson Jeffers, Sigmund Romberg, Roland Young, Lynn Fontanne, Joseph Plunkett, and William Frawley. Among people deceased in 1954, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 92Before him are Leonard Eugene Dickson, Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Henri Frankfort, Juan Guevara, Winifred McNair, and Joe May. After him are Abelardo Olivier, Gladys George, Hadiya Davletshina, Henri Laurent, Eugene Pallette, and Irving Pichel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 6,399 out of 12,171Before him are Laura Innes (1957), Warren Farrell (1943), Gale Anne Hurd (1955), Charles Lang (1902), Bode Miller (1977), and Virginia Fox (null). After him are William Christie (1944), Jenna Haze (1982), Joe Torre (1940), Johnnie Parsons (1918), Corey Stoll (1976), and James P. Johnson (1894).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 124Before him are Frank Oppenheimer (1912), Frederick Seitz (1911), Lester Germer (1896), Lee Smolin (1955), Leonard Mlodinow (1954), and Bill Nye (1955). After him are Lisa Randall (1962), Charles Stark Draper (1901), Frank Benford (1883), Daniel Kleppner (1932), Seymour Benzer (1921), and John Clauser (1942).