Leon M. Lederman

1922 - 2018

Leon M. Lederman

Leon Max Lederman (July 15, 1922 – October 3, 2018) was an American experimental physicist who received the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982, along with Martin Lewis Perl, for their research on quarks and leptons, and the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988, along with Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger, for their research on neutrinos. 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 277,752 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 207th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Leon M. Lederman ranks 206 out of 659Before him are Val Logsdon Fitch, Isamu Akasaki, Robert Hofstadter, Laura Bassi, Nevill Francis Mott, and Rolf Maximilian Sievert. After him are Bertram Brockhouse, James Rainwater, Ernest Walton, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Andrew Huxley, and Arthur Leonard Schawlow.

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Among people born in 1922, Leon M. Lederman ranks 41Before him are Stanley Cohen, Arthur Ashkin, Jason Robards, Telly Savalas, Miguel Muñoz, and Olga Ladyzhenskaya. After him are Julius Nyerere, Nándor Hidegkuti, Jacques Piccard, Lucian Freud, Ahmed Sékou Touré, and Joan Fuster. Among people deceased in 2018, Leon M. Lederman ranks 36Before him are Richard E. Taylor, Paul Allen, Billy Graham, John Young, Roy J. Glauber, and Charles K. Kao. After him are Günter Blobel, Ursula K. Le Guin, V. S. Naipaul, Stéphane Audran, Gudrun Burwitz, and Reynaldo Bignone.

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Among people born in United States, Leon M. Lederman ranks 748 out of 12,171Before him are Robert Hofstadter (1915), Dennis Tito (1940), Harriet Tubman (1820), Anne Bancroft (1931), Karl Malden (1912), and Gene Wilder (1933). After him are Melanie Griffith (1957), Mia Farrow (1945), Mel Brooks (1926), Norman Rockwell (1894), Roy Scheider (1932), and Sidney Lumet (1924).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Leon M. Lederman ranks 40Before him are Charles H. Townes (1915), Michio Kaku (1947), John L. Hall (1934), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), and Robert Hofstadter (1915). After him are James Rainwater (1917), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Frederick Reines (1918), Clifford Shull (1915), and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899).