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Mitchell Feigenbaum

1944 - 2019

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Mitchell Jay Feigenbaum (December 19, 1944 – June 30, 2019) was an American mathematical physicist whose pioneering studies in chaos theory led to the discovery of the Feigenbaum constants. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mitchell Feigenbaum has received more than 182,884 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Mitchell Feigenbaum is the 464th most popular mathematician (down from 452nd in 2019), the 3,949th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,644th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Mitchell Feigenbaum ranks 464 out of 823Before him are Geminus, Pierre Fatou, Roger Cotes, Maryam Mirzakhani, Whitfield Diffie, and Adam Ries. After him are Hypsicles, Grégoire de Saint-Vincent, Agner Krarup Erlang, Anders Johan Lexell, Sergei Natanovich Bernstein, and Pavel Urysohn.

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Among people born in 1944, Mitchell Feigenbaum ranks 273Before him are Elizabeth Loftus, Thom Mayne, Lars Norén, Jan-Carl Raspe, Élisabeth Badinter, and Whitfield Diffie. After him are Raoul Lambert, Glen Cook, Jiří Holeček, Abdulah Sidran, Kevin Ayers, and Alexander Vencel. Among people deceased in 2019, Mitchell Feigenbaum ranks 181Before him are Charles Gérard, Margarita Salas, David Koch, Camilo Sesto, Jean Guillou, and Lyndon LaRouche. After him are Scott Walker, Sid Haig, Pim Verbeek, Katherine Helmond, Alain Barrière, and Harrison Dillard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mitchell Feigenbaum ranks 3,949 out of 18,182Before him are James Rollins (1961), Nancy Kelly (1921), Alfred Worden (1932), Fanny Crosby (1820), B. J. Thomas (1942), and Lyndon LaRouche (1922). After him are David Janssen (1931), Tommy Dorsey (1905), Jennifer Lee (1971), John Carlos (1945), Reginald VelJohnson (1952), and Robert M. Pirsig (1928).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Mitchell Feigenbaum ranks 27Before him are Jim Simons (1938), Raymond Smullyan (1919), Julia Robinson (1919), Stephen Cole Kleene (1909), Richard E. Bellman (1920), and Whitfield Diffie (1944). After him are George David Birkhoff (1884), William Thurston (1946), Haskell Curry (1900), Isadore Singer (1924), Robert Axelrod (1943), and Harold Hotelling (1895).