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Leonard Susskind

1940 - Today

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Leonard Susskind (; born May 20, 1940) is an American physicist, who is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University, and founding director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. His research interests include string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics and quantum cosmology. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an associate member of the faculty of Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and a distinguished professor of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study.Susskind is widely regarded as one of the fathers of string theory. He was the first to give a precise string-theoretic interpretation of the holographic principle in 1995 and the first to introduce the idea of the string theory landscape in 2003.Susskind was awarded the 1998 J. J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonard Susskind has received more than 834,990 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Leonard Susskind is the 368th most popular physicist (up from 387th in 2019), the 2,535th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,506th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular American Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Leonard Susskind ranks 368 out of 721Before him are Robert W. Wood, Louis Poinsot, Hans Kramers, Ami Argand, Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, and Vladimir Chelomey. After him are Homi J. Bhabha, George Uhlenbeck, Johann Andreas Segner, Ralph Asher Alpher, Johannes Franz Hartmann, and Oskar Klein.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1940, Leonard Susskind ranks 151Before him are Tony Sheridan, Ruth Dreifuss, Sadaharu Oh, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Parks, and Luis Cubilla. After him are Nicola Di Bari, Silvio Marzolini, Pedro Rodríguez, Claire Bretécher, Christoph Eschenbach, and Jan Stráský.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leonard Susskind ranks 2,535 out of 15,968Before him are Michael DeBakey (1908), Nelson Algren (1909), Harvey Cushing (1869), Esther Williams (1921), Ben Johnson (1918), and Paul Rudd (1969). After him are James M. Cain (1892), William Labov (1927), Paul Robeson (1898), David Strathairn (1949), Neil Postman (1931), and Henry Silva (1928).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Leonard Susskind ranks 73Before him are Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Douglas Osheroff (1945), Edward Witten (1951), Edwin Hall (1855), Steven Chu (1948), and Robert W. Wood (1868). After him are Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Carl Wieman (1951), Nick Holonyak (1928), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), and Lyman Spitzer (1914).