Louis Slotin

1910 - 1946

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Louis Alexander Slotin ( SLOHT-in; 1 December 1910 – 30 May 1946) was a Canadian physicist and chemist who took part in the Manhattan Project. Born and raised in the North End of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Slotin earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Manitoba, before obtaining his doctorate in physical chemistry at King's College London in 1936. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Slotin has received more than 2,725,390 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Louis Slotin is the 364th most popular physicist (down from 361st in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Canada (up from 104th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Canadian Physicist.

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Over the past year Louis Slotin has had the most page views in the with 480,052 views, followed by Japanese (51,820), and Spanish (30,348). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Portuguese (326.41%), Spanish (137.32%), and Chinese (121.39%)


Among physicists, Louis Slotin ranks 364 out of 851Before him are George Francis FitzGerald, Walter H. Schottky, Manfred von Ardenne, Gaston Planté, Charles Fabry, and Abram Ioffe. After him are Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Paul Drude, Maurice de Broglie, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Jean-Antoine Nollet, and Carlo Matteucci.

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Among people born in 1910, Louis Slotin ranks 80Before him are Aladár Gerevich, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Rudolf Lange, Shunichi Kumai, Sergey Gorshkov, and He Zizhen. After him are Maurice Papon, Irmfried Eberl, Juan Velasco Alvarado, Miguel Hernández, Remo Giazotto, and Kenneth E. Boulding. Among people deceased in 1946, Louis Slotin ranks 66Before him are Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, Hisaichi Terauchi, Inayatullah Khan, Marcel Petiot, Infanta María de la Paz of Spain, and Arthur Greiser. After him are Yōsuke Matsuoka, Henry Bergman, Jack Johnson, Jeanne Lanvin, Max Koegel, and George Arliss.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Louis Slotin ranks 100 out of 1,622Before him are Norman Bethune (1890), Jack L. Warner (1892), Rudolph A. Marcus (1923), Norma Shearer (1902), Nathan Fillion (1971), and Marc Ouellet (1944). After him are Maurice Richard (1921), David Morrell (1943), Jacques Villeneuve (1971), Denny Doherty (1940), Justin Bieber (1994), and Rachel McAdams (1978).

Among PHYSICISTS In Canada

Among physicists born in Canada, Louis Slotin ranks 6Before him are Willard Boyle (1924), Richard E. Taylor (1929), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Jim Peebles (1935), and Donna Strickland (1959). After him are Arthur Jeffrey Dempster (1886), Harriet Brooks (1876), Paul Corkum (1943), and Sylvia Fedoruk (1927).