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 104,918 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Melvin Schwartz is the 196th most popular physicist (down from 176th in 2019), the 913th most popular biography from United States (down from 630th in 2019) and the 34th 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 196 out of 721Before him are Sheldon Lee Glashow, Richard E. Taylor, Vitaly Ginzburg, John L. Hall, Willis Lamb, and Nicolaas Bloembergen. After him are Freeman Dyson, Louis Néel, Claude-Louis Navier, Philip Warren Anderson, Abdus Salam, and John Vincent Atanasoff.

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Among people born in 1932, Melvin Schwartz ranks 55Before him are Sirikit, Pat Morita, Stéphane Audran, Vladimir Ivashko, Sheldon Lee Glashow, and Harriet Andersson. After him are John Updike, V. S. Naipaul, Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, Anatoliy Solovianenko, Peter Eisenman, and Robert Mundell. Among people deceased in 2006, Melvin Schwartz ranks 37Before him are Muriel Spark, Jack Palance, Steve Irwin, Telmo Zarra, P. W. Botha, and Markus Wolf. After him are Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Bülent Ecevit, Alida Valli, Anna Politkovskaya, Alexander Litvinenko, and Shelley Winters.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Melvin Schwartz ranks 913 out of 15,968Before him are Tom Waits (1949), Colin Powell (1937), Lynn Margulis (1938), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), and George F. Kennan (1904). After him are Willie Nelson (1933), Steve Martin (1945), Mark David Chapman (1955), Percy Spencer (1894), James Jones (1921), and Lillian Gish (1893).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Melvin Schwartz ranks 34Before him are Leon M. Lederman (1922), Roy J. Glauber (1925), Charles H. Townes (1915), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), John L. Hall (1934), and Willis Lamb (1913). After him are Philip Warren Anderson (1923), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), John Archibald Wheeler (1911), James Cronin (1931), James Rainwater (1917), and Edward Mills Purcell (1912).