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 173,997 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Leon Cooper is the 160th most popular physicist (down from 144th in 2019), the 737th most popular biography from United States (down from 504th in 2019) and the 21st 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 160 out of 721. Before him are Heinrich Rohrer, Georges Charpak, Martin Lewis Perl, Ben Roy Mottelson, Rudolf Mössbauer, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. After him are Hideki Yukawa, Pyotr Kapitsa, Emilio Segrè, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Yang Chen-Ning, and Willard Boyle.

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Among people born in 1930, Leon Cooper ranks 40Before him are Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Biljana Plavšić, Gary Becker, Hugh Everett III, Tippi Hedren, and Félix Guattari. After him are Carlos Menem, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Carlos Kleiber, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Robert Wagner, and Gena Rowlands.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leon Cooper ranks 737 out of 15,968. Before him are Danny Glover (1946), Jules Dassin (1911), Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), Leon Festinger (1919), Vivian Maier (1926), and Anne Baxter (1923). After him are James Woods (1947), Bill Bixby (1934), James Cromwell (1940), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Wes Craven (1939), and Brian Dennehy (1938).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Leon Cooper ranks 21Before him are Benjamin Thompson (1753), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Hugh Everett III (1930), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), and Ben Roy Mottelson (1926). After him are Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Michio Kaku (1947), Steven Weinberg (1933), Donald A. Glaser (1926), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), and George E. Smith (1930).