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Lee Smolin

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Lee Smolin (; born June 6, 1955) is an American theoretical physicist, a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Waterloo and a member of the graduate faculty of the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. Smolin's 2006 book The Trouble with Physics criticized string theory as a viable scientific theory. He has made contributions to quantum gravity theory, in particular the approach known as loop quantum gravity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Smolin has received more than 534,305 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Lee Smolin is the 637th most popular physicist (down from 621st in 2019), the 6,985th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,750th in 2019) and the 133rd most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Lee Smolin ranks 637 out of 717Before him are Maurice Goldhaber, Alfred Ewing, Frank Oppenheimer, Leo Kadanoff, Ursula Franklin, and Barys Kit. After him are Paul Peter Ewald, Carlo Alberto Castigliano, Edward Condon, Leonid Sedov, Mark Oliphant, and Zoltán Lajos Bay.

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Among people born in 1955, Lee Smolin ranks 273Before him are K. Eric Drexler, Roberto Pruzzo, Bruno Pezzey, Enzo Ghinazzi, Jeff Perry, and Rolf Løvland. After him are Vijay Mallya, Francesco Guidolin, Patrick Achi, William Kentridge, Martin Hoffmann, and Susi Sánchez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lee Smolin ranks 6,985 out of 18,182Before him are Priscilla Pointer (1924), Constance Bennett (1904), Daniel Pipes (1949), Corinne Griffith (1894), Robert Greene (1959), and Peter Riegert (1947). After him are Faith Domergue (1924), Rocky Carroll (1963), Henry B. Walthall (1878), Adrian Pasdar (1965), Marcus Loew (1870), and Shane West (1978).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Lee Smolin ranks 133Before him are John C. Slater (1900), William Higinbotham (1910), Nicholas Metropolis (1915), Frederick Seitz (1911), Frank Oppenheimer (1912), and Leo Kadanoff (1937). After him are Edward Condon (1902), George Stibitz (1904), Leona Woods (1919), Lisa Randall (1962), Ash Carter (1954), and Joseph Polchinski (1954).