Martinus J. G. Veltman

1931 - 2021

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Martinus Justinus Godefriedus "Tini" Veltman (Dutch pronunciation: [mɑrˈtinʏʃʏsˈtinʏs xoːdəˈfridʏs ˈtini ˈvɛltmɑn]; 27 June 1931 – 4 January 2021) was a Dutch theoretical physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martinus J. G. Veltman has received more than 189,204 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Martinus J. G. Veltman is the 184th most popular physicist (down from 172nd in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 89th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Dutch Physicist.

Martinus J. G. Veltman is most famous for his work in quantum chromodynamics, a theory that describes the strong nuclear force.

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Among physicists, Martinus J. G. Veltman ranks 184 out of 851Before him are Martin Lewis Perl, Alexander Prokhorov, Satyendra Nath Bose, James Rainwater, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, and Igor Tamm. After him are Josiah Willard Gibbs, Klaus von Klitzing, Charles H. Townes, David Bohm, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Wolfgang Paul.

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Among people born in 1931, Martinus J. G. Veltman ranks 33Before him are Leonard Nimoy, Ian Holm, João Gilberto, Dries van Agt, Johannes Rau, and D. B. Cooper. After him are Khieu Samphan, Anne Bancroft, Aldo Rossi, Hiroto Muraoka, Riccardo Giacconi, and Sri Chinmoy. Among people deceased in 2021, Martinus J. G. Veltman ranks 27Before him are Abolhassan Banisadr, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Nathalie Delon, Sonny Chiba, Jacques Rogge, and Hans Küng. After him are Colin Powell, Richard R. Ernst, Donald Rumsfeld, Steven Weinberg, Jorge Sampaio, and Nawal El Saadawi.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Martinus J. G. Veltman ranks 91 out of 1,646Before him are Willebrord Snellius (1580), Jan Oort (1900), Lucas van Leyden (1494), Cornelis Drebbel (1572), Gerard Kuiper (1905), and Gerard van Honthorst (1592). After him are Sophia of Hanover (1630), William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), Menno Simons (1496), Isabelle de Charrière (1740), Geert Wilders (1963), and Gerard ter Borch (1617).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Martinus J. G. Veltman ranks 12Before him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), Frits Zernike (1888), Simon van der Meer (1925), and Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920). After him are Jan Ingenhousz (1730), Hans Kramers (1894), Samuel Goudsmit (1902), Wander Johannes de Haas (1878), Hendrik Casimir (1909), and Abraham Pais (1918).