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Karl Taylor Compton

1887 - 1954

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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 81,618 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl Taylor Compton is the 705th most popular physicist (down from 660th in 2019), the 9,056th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,256th in 2019) and the 151st most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 705 out of 717Before him are Helen Quinn, Jürgen Kurths, Ludwig Wilhelm Gilbert, Seymour Benzer, Raja Ramanna, and Hubert Curien. After him are Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Juan Martín Maldacena, Jacques Friedel, Anatoly Blagonravov, Lene Hau, and Charlotte Froese Fischer.

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Among people born in 1887, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 239Before him are Sigurd Jørgensen, George Abbott, Arne Halse, Väinö Siikaniemi, Kate Gillou, and Joseph Lamb. After him are Victor d'Arcy, William Frawley, Lynn Fontanne, Nils Granfelt, Gustaf Rosenquist, and Monte Blue. Among people deceased in 1954, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 127Before him are Eugene Pallette, Gladys George, Imre Zachár, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, and Winifred McNair. After him are Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, Gavino Matta, Alain LeRoy Locke, Erik Norberg, John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, and Ernest Esclangon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 9,056 out of 18,182Before him are Jay Park (1987), Toni Frissell (1907), Gregg Rolie (1947), John Carroll (1735), Nelson Riddle (1921), and Ethan Suplee (1976). After him are Redd Foxx (1922), Bryan D. O'Connor (1946), Eric Adams (1960), Joe Mantell (1915), Lee Trevino (1939), and Marin Alsop (1956).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Karl Taylor Compton ranks 151Before him are Leonard Mlodinow (1954), Charles H. Bennett (1943), John Clauser (1942), Charles W. Misner (1932), Harvey Fletcher (1884), and Seymour Benzer (1921). After him are Robert Bacher (1905), Edward C. Stone (1936), C. R. Hagen (1937), Howard P. Robertson (1903), Erwin Hahn (1921), and Sidney Coleman (1937).