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Louis Slotin

1910 - 1946

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Louis Alexander Slotin (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. Afterwards, he joined the University of Chicago as a research associate to help design a cyclotron. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Slotin has received more than 2,055,168 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Louis Slotin is the 360th most popular physicist (up from 376th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Canada (up from 118th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Canadian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Louis Slotin ranks 360 out of 717Before him are Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Walter H. Schottky, Robert B. Laughlin, Abram Ioffe, Oskar Klein, and Paul Drude. After him are Anna Mani, Nick Holonyak, Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, George Uhlenbeck, Franz Ernst Neumann, and Edwin Hall.

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Among people born in 1910, Louis Slotin ranks 81Before him are Barthélemy Boganda, Miguel Hernández, Paul Bowles, He Zizhen, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, and Ferdinand Daučík. After him are Masayoshi Ōhira, Julien Gracq, Maria Cebotari, Ramaswamy Venkataraman, Kim Il, and Dorothea Tanning. Among people deceased in 1946, Louis Slotin ranks 69Before him are Arthur Greiser, Jeanne Lanvin, Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, Infanta María de la Paz of Spain, William Joyce, and Masaharu Homma. After him are Mihai Antonescu, Yōsuke Matsuoka, Martin Gottfried Weiss, Henri Gouraud, George Washington, and Elisabeth Becker.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Louis Slotin ranks 104 out of 1,350Before him are Denny Doherty (1940), Ian Stevenson (1918), Steven Pinker (1954), David Easton (1917), Walter Huston (1883), and Conrad Bain (1923). After him are Norman Jewison (1926), Loreena McKennitt (1957), Joseph Wiseman (1918), David Foster (1949), Margot Kidder (1948), and Louis Riel (1844).

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), and Sylvia Fedoruk (1927).