Martin Lewis Perl

1927 - 2014

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Martin Lewis Perl (June 24, 1927 – September 30, 2014) was an American chemical engineer and physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 for his discovery of the tau lepton. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Lewis Perl has received more than 140,628 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Martin Lewis Perl is the 150th most popular physicist (up from 156th in 2019), the 639th most popular biography from United States (up from 713th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Physicist.

Martin Lewis Perl is most famous for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995.

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Among physicists, Martin Lewis Perl ranks 150 out of 717Before him are Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Karl Schwarzschild, Hans Bethe, William Shockley, Johann Jakob Balmer, and Ben Roy Mottelson. After him are Rudolf Mössbauer, Hans Geiger, Peter Grünberg, Val Logsdon Fitch, Nicolaas Bloembergen, and Hugh Everett III.

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Among people born in 1927, Martin Lewis Perl ranks 27Before him are Juliette Gréco, Margaret Keane, Maurice Béjart, Janet Leigh, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium. After him are Don Shirley, Robert Ludlum, Hubert de Givenchy, Robert Hossein, Manfred Eigen, and Harry Belafonte. Among people deceased in 2014, Martin Lewis Perl ranks 30Before him are Gary Becker, Alain Resnais, Virna Lisi, Louis Zamperini, H. R. Giger, and Adolfo Suárez. After him are Jack Brabham, Maya Angelou, Masaru Emoto, Lorin Maazel, Bob Hoskins, and Mickey Rooney.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin Lewis Perl ranks 639 out of 18,182Before him are John Browning (1855), Michael Crichton (1942), Martha Graham (1894), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Edgar Cayce (1877), and Jimmy Wales (1966). After him are Martin Cooper (1928), Hulk Hogan (1953), John Cazale (1935), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Bill Cosby (1937), and Tommy Hilfiger (1951).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Martin Lewis Perl ranks 18Before him are Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), and Ben Roy Mottelson (1926). After him are Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Hugh Everett III (1930), Michio Kaku (1947), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Steven Weinberg (1933), and Donald A. Glaser (1926).