Melvin Schwartz

1932 - 2006

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Melvin Schwartz (; November 2, 1932 – August 28, 2006) was an American physicist. He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Melvin Schwartz has received more than 130,717 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Melvin Schwartz is the 169th most popular physicist (up from 231st in 2019), the 615th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,045th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Physicist.

Melvin Schwartz is most famous for his work on the neutrino. He was the co-winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Among physicists, Melvin Schwartz ranks 169 out of 851Before him are Yang Chen-Ning, Kai Siegbahn, Zhores Alferov, Igor Kurchatov, Gerd Binnig, and Joseph Rotblat. After him are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Hans Georg Dehmelt, George E. Smith, Tsung-Dao Lee, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, and Emilio Segrè.

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Among people born in 1932, Melvin Schwartz ranks 32Before him are Anatoliy Solovianenko, Carlos Saura, Camilo Cienfuegos, Gerhard Richter, Houari Boumédiène, and Ellen Burstyn. After him are Michel Legrand, Sirikit, Adolfo Suárez, Ryszard Kapuściński, Raisa Gorbacheva, and Jean-Pierre Cassel. Among people deceased in 2006, Melvin Schwartz ranks 24Before him are Mako, Anna Politkovskaya, Ibrahim Rugova, Giacinto Facchetti, Paul Mauriat, and Johannes Rau. After him are Desmond Doss, Choi Kyu-hah, Muriel Spark, Joseph Barbera, Jack Palance, and Clay Regazzoni.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Melvin Schwartz ranks 615 out of 20,380Before him are Matthew Perry (1969), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Margaret Mead (1901), Val Kilmer (1959), Glenn Miller (1904), and Martin Landau (1928). After him are Richard Meier (1934), Albert Pike (1809), Ruth Benedict (1887), John Irving (1942), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), and George E. Smith (1930).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Melvin Schwartz ranks 20Before him are Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Donald A. Glaser (1926), Kip Thorne (1940), Arthur Compton (1892), and Hugh Everett III (1930). After him are George E. Smith (1930), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), James Rainwater (1917), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), and Charles H. Townes (1915).