Leon Cooper

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Leon N. Cooper (born February 28, 1930) is an American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate who, with John Bardeen and John Robert Schrieffer, developed the BCS theory of superconductivity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leon Cooper has received more than 268,650 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Leon Cooper is the 216th most popular physicist (down from 169th in 2019), the 850th most popular biography from United States (down from 725th in 2019) and the 41st most popular American Physicist.

Leon Cooper is most famous for his work in quantum physics and the theory of superconductivity.

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  • 63.66

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  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Leon Coopers by language

Over the past year Leon Cooper has had the most page views in the with 39,743 views, followed by Chinese (5,101), and German (4,357). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (1,161.29%), Marathi (214.49%), and Finnish (186.84%)


Among physicists, Leon Cooper ranks 216 out of 851Before him are David J. Thouless, David Lee, Arthur Ashkin, Yoichiro Nambu, Abdus Salam, and Jerome Isaac Friedman. After him are Clifford Shull, Chien-Shiung Wu, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Vitaly Ginzburg, John L. Hall, and John Clauser.

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Among people born in 1930, Leon Cooper ranks 53Before him are Lorin Maazel, Robert Wagner, Jean Rochefort, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carlos Kleiber, and Jerome Isaac Friedman. After him are Adunis, Moustapha Akkad, Yves Chauvin, Tippi Hedren, Anton LaVey, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leon Cooper ranks 850 out of 20,380Before him are Benny Goodman (1909), Martin Seligman (1942), Robert Venturi (1925), Lex Barker (1919), John J. Pershing (1860), and Dorothea Lange (1895). After him are Clifford Shull (1915), Morgan Fairchild (1950), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Bing Crosby (1903), and Powers Boothe (1948).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Leon Cooper ranks 41Before him are Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Robert Hofstadter (1915), James Cronin (1931), David Lee (1931), Arthur Ashkin (1922), and Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930). After him are Clifford Shull (1915), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), John L. Hall (1934), John Clauser (1942), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), and Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932).