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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 226,436 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Leon Cooper is the 168th most popular physicist (down from 160th in 2019), the 725th most popular biography from United States (up from 737th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Physicist.

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

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Among physicists, Leon Cooper ranks 168 out of 717Before him are Donald A. Glaser, Polykarp Kusch, Laura Bassi, Georges Charpak, Benjamin Thompson, and James Rainwater. After him are Robert H. Goddard, Igor Kurchatov, Martinus J. G. Veltman, Hannes Alfvén, Pyotr Kapitsa, and Edward Mills Purcell.

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Among people born in 1930, Leon Cooper ranks 41Before him are Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Biljana Plavšić, Robert Wagner, Carlos Menem, Hugh Everett III, and Félix Guattari. After him are Edsger W. Dijkstra, Tippi Hedren, Lorin Maazel, Ali al-Sistani, Carlos Kleiber, and Yves Chauvin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leon Cooper ranks 725 out of 18,182Before him are Asaph Hall (1829), Les Paul (1915), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Omar Bradley (1893), Robert McNamara (1916), and Dolly Parton (1946). After him are Roy Scheider (1932), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Robert Nozick (1938), Frances Farmer (1913), and Patricia Highsmith (1921).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Leon Cooper ranks 27Before him are Michio Kaku (1947), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Steven Weinberg (1933), Donald A. Glaser (1926), Benjamin Thompson (1753), and James Rainwater (1917). After him are Robert H. Goddard (1882), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Arthur Ashkin (1922), James Cronin (1931), Charles H. Townes (1915), and Robert Hofstadter (1915).