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Martin Ryle

1918 - 1984

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Sir Martin Ryle (27 September 1918 – 14 October 1984) was an English radio astronomer who developed revolutionary radio telescope systems (see e.g. aperture synthesis) and used them for accurate location and imaging of weak radio sources. In 1946 Ryle and Derek Vonberg were the first people to publish interferometric astronomical measurements at radio wavelengths. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Ryle has received more than 172,054 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Martin Ryle is the 59th most popular astronomer (down from 58th in 2019), the 684th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 632nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Astronomer.

Martin Ryle is most famous for inventing the radio telescope.

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Among astronomers, Martin Ryle ranks 59 out of 531Before him are Pieter van Musschenbroek, Varāhamihira, John Flamsteed, Pierre Méchain, Girolamo Fracastoro, and Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve. After him are Jacques Cassini, Vera Rubin, Percival Lowell, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Sosigenes of Alexandria, and Gerard Kuiper.

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Among people born in 1918, Martin Ryle ranks 34Before him are Maurice Druon, James Tobin, Ernst Otto Fischer, Muriel Spark, Kai Siegbahn, and Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV. After him are Bertram Brockhouse, Pavlik Morozov, Birgit Nilsson, Jerome Karle, André Bazin, and Lila Kedrova. Among people deceased in 1984, Martin Ryle ranks 29Before him are Pyotr Kapitsa, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Sam Peckinpah, Philippe Ariès, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, and Viktor Shklovsky. After him are Ahmed Sékou Touré, Vicente Aleixandre, Stanislaw Ulam, Karl Rahner, Jackie Coogan, and Irwin Shaw.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Martin Ryle ranks 684 out of 7,765Before him are Ian McEwan (1948), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (1473), Chris Slade (1946), Naomi Watts (1968), and Edgar Wallace (1875). After him are Clementine Churchill (1885), Robert Grosseteste (1175), Sawney Bean (1600), Richard of Cornwall (1209), Chris Norman (1950), and Jessica Tandy (1909).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United Kingdom

Among astronomers born in United Kingdom, Martin Ryle ranks 7Before him are Edmond Halley (1656), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Fred Hoyle (1915), Arthur Eddington (1882), James Bradley (1693), and John Flamsteed (1646). After him are George Darwin (1845), William Lassell (1799), Stephen Gray (1666), Antony Hewish (1924), William Huggins (1824), and Mary Somerville (1780).