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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 408,126 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Leon M. Lederman is the 311th most popular physicist (down from 185th in 2019), the 1,770th most popular biography from United States (down from 845th in 2019) and the 63rd 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 311 out of 717Before him are Edmond Becquerel, Horst Ludwig Störmer, Stephen Hales, Jean-Charles de Borda, Gerard 't Hooft, and John Robert Schrieffer. After him are Toshihide Maskawa, Steven Chu, John Stewart Bell, Marguerite Perey, Nathan Rosen, and Otto Schmidt.

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Among people born in 1922, Leon M. Lederman ranks 85Before him are Annemarie Schimmel, Elmer Bernstein, Abdul Razak Hussein, Veronica Lake, Gianna Beretta Molla, and Charles Mingus. After him are Hussein-Ali Montazeri, Marek Edelman, Damiano Damiani, Fikret Amirov, Serge Reggiani, and Paul Scofield. Among people deceased in 2018, Leon M. Lederman ranks 72Before him are Ruud Lubbers, Thorvald Stoltenberg, Joe Jackson, Samir Amin, Oskar Gröning, and Eunice Gayson. After him are Robert Faurisson, Aharon Appelfeld, Tom Wolfe, Christine Nöstlinger, James Mirrlees, and Hayden White.

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Among people born in United States, Leon M. Lederman ranks 1,770 out of 18,182Before him are Tex Avery (1908), Loretta Young (1913), Moby (1965), Cab Calloway (1907), Aaron Eckhart (1968), and Edward T. Hall (1914). After him are Kim Peek (1951), Axl Rose (1962), Steven Chu (1948), Johnny Ramone (1948), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), and Michael Massee (1952).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Leon M. Lederman ranks 63Before him are George Smoot (1945), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), David Gross (1941), William Daniel Phillips (1948), Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), and John Robert Schrieffer (1931). After him are Steven Chu (1948), Nathan Rosen (1909), John Mauchly (1907), Frank Wilczek (1951), Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), and Walter A. Shewhart (1891).