Murray Gell-Mann

1929 - 2019

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Murray Gell-Mann (; September 15, 1929 – May 24, 2019) was an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murray Gell-Mann has received more than 746,398 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Murray Gell-Mann is the 147th most popular physicist (down from 115th in 2019), the 665th most popular biography from United States (down from 395th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Physicist.

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Among physicists, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 147 out of 721. Before him are Hans Bethe, Roger Penrose, Ilya Frank, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Frits Zernike, and Benjamin Thompson. After him are William Shockley, Hannes Alfvén, Javier Solana, Ratko Janev, Hugh Everett III, and Robert H. Goddard.

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Among people born in 1929, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 36Before him are George Steiner, Djalma Santos, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, and Francis Gary Powers. After him are Babrak Karmal, John Cassavetes, Bill Evans, James Last, Rudolf Mössbauer, and Ursula K. Le Guin. Among people deceased in 2019, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 27Before him are Albert Finney, João Gilberto, Michel Legrand, Anna Karina, Kary Mullis, and Beji Caid Essebsi. After him are Ratko Janev, Li Peng, Gordon Banks, Bert Hellinger, Andrea Camilleri, and Marie Fredriksson.

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Among people born in United States, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 665 out of 15,968. Before him are Irving Langmuir (1881), Asaph Hall (1829), Larry Hagman (1931), John Lee Hooker (1917), Matthew C. Perry (1794), and Donald Rumsfeld (1932). After him are Hattie McDaniel (1893), Margaret Hamilton (1936), Wyatt Earp (1848), Alice Cooper (1948), Hulk Hogan (1953), and Thomas Harris (1940).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Murray Gell-Mann ranks 16Before him are John Bardeen (1908), Kip Thorne (1940), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Benjamin Thompson (1753). After him are Hugh Everett III (1930), Robert H. Goddard (1882), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Leon Cooper (1930), and Robert Coleman Richardson (1937).