Leonard Susskind

1940 - Today

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Leonard Susskind (; born June 16, 1940) is an American theoretical physicist, Professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University and founding director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. His research interests are string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics and quantum cosmology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonard Susskind has received more than 1,248,411 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Leonard Susskind is the 419th most popular physicist (down from 393rd in 2019), the 2,821st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,746th in 2019) and the 84th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Leonard Susskind ranks 419 out of 851Before him are Fabiola Gianotti, Robert Serber, Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, Evelyn Fox Keller, Yulii Khariton, and Arpad Elo. After him are Jacob Bekenstein, Louis Paul Cailletet, Johanna Budwig, Federico Faggin, Saul Perlmutter, and Ludvig Lorenz.

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Among people born in 1940, Leonard Susskind ranks 163Before him are John Havlicek, Dietmar Hopp, Charles Robert Jenkins, Wayne Dyer, Sam Waterston, and Luis Cubilla. After him are Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Gloria Leonard, Richard Williamson, Smokey Robinson, Raoni Metuktire, and Count Ingolf of Rosenborg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leonard Susskind ranks 2,821 out of 20,380Before him are Tate Donovan (1963), Ralph Macchio (1961), Don Bluth (1937), Laurie Anderson (1947), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), and William A. Wellman (1896). After him are Jason Miller (1939), Vic Morrow (1929), Edith Roosevelt (1861), Robert H. Jackson (1892), Harlan Coben (1962), and Frances E. Allen (1932).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Leonard Susskind ranks 84Before him are Edward Witten (1951), Chester Carlson (1906), Nick Holonyak (1928), Edwin Hall (1855), Robert Serber (1909), and Evelyn Fox Keller (1936). After him are Saul Perlmutter (1959), Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), Philip Morrison (1915), Douglas Hofstadter (1945), and Mildred Dresselhaus (1930).