Leon M. Lederman

1922 - 2018

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Leon Max Lederman (July 15, 1922 – October 3, 2018) was an American experimental physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988, along with Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger, for research on neutrinos. He also received the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982, along with Martin Lewis Perl, for research on quarks and leptons. Lederman was Director Emeritus of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leon M. Lederman has received more than 300,320 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Leon M. Lederman is the 185th most popular physicist (up from 206th in 2019), the 846th most popular biography from United States (down from 748th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Physicist.

Leon M. Lederman is most famous for being the director of Fermilab, a particle physics laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, from 1979 to 1989.

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Among physicists, Leon M. Lederman ranks 185 out of 721Before him are Alexander Prokhorov, Donald A. Glaser, Osborne Reynolds, Satyendra Nath Bose, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, and George E. Smith. After him are Roy J. Glauber, Joseph Rotblat, Polykarp Kusch, Charles H. Townes, Sheldon Lee Glashow, and Richard E. Taylor.

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Among people born in 1922, Leon M. Lederman ranks 43Before him are Nikolay Basov, Julius Nyerere, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Nándor Hidegkuti, Renata Tebaldi, and Lucian Freud. After him are Ahmed Sékou Touré, Liliane Bettencourt, Nils Liedholm, Dana Zátopková, Manolis Glezos, and Richard Hamilton. Among people deceased in 2018, Leon M. Lederman ranks 32Before him are Ursula K. Le Guin, Arto Paasilinna, Francis Lai, Hubert de Givenchy, Arvid Carlsson, and Barbara Bush. After him are Riccardo Giacconi, Roy J. Glauber, Stéphane Audran, Richard E. Taylor, Gudrun Burwitz, and Bernard Lewis.

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Among people born in United States, Leon M. Lederman ranks 846 out of 15,968Before him are Don Cherry (1936), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Groucho Marx (1890), Edward Norton (1969), Theodore Schultz (1902), and Barbara Bush (1925). After him are Roy J. Glauber (1925), Pat Morita (1932), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Michael Cimino (1939), Lana Turner (1921), and James Brendan Connolly (1868).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Leon M. Lederman ranks 28Before 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). After him are Roy J. Glauber (1925), Charles H. Townes (1915), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), John L. Hall (1934), Willis Lamb (1913), and Melvin Schwartz (1932).